Below is the poem entitled NO DEFAMING which was written by poet
S.KANDASAMY. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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1.Though unrighteous, harming virtuous
not vilifying elevates.
2.Smile before, slander behind
worse than unvirtuous.
3.Despite slandering, life starving-death
yields righteous gains.
4.Affront in front, avoid
hurting defamation behind.
5.Wickedness is seen among
slandering behind wretches.
6.Others defame slanderer knowing
worse among slandering.
7.Unknowing delightful friendship separate
defaming behind friends.
8. Even close friends,slander
what unknown does?
9.Earth bears slanderers as
if expecting charity.
10.Self-realisng as others defects
can harm approach?
Dedicated to Thiruvalluvar(31B.C), the author in Tamil
Translated by S.Kandasamy, MUSIRI, TAMILNADU, INDIA
Published in poetrysoup.com on 11-12-13