Aug 31st

Sonnet: Parents or Friends?

By Dr John Celes

 

You come across some persons in your life

On earth, at school or college or workplace;

And some become your friends or foes or wife

Or parents, teachers in the human race.                 

 

The love and care of parents looks so great;

No child reciprocates their toil for you;

In old age, children love them not but hate;

About this senseless thing, what can you do?

 

The modern youth woos friends much more than kin;

To them, true joy is moving with mere friends;

More bliss is from virtuality and sin;

The love in homes seems unreal or ends!

 

But youth turned parents, realize the truth;

True love of kindred is the luscious fruit.

Copyright by Dr John Celes 29-08-2017

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 31st

Sonnet: Parents or Friends?

By Dr John Celes

 

You come across some persons in your life

On earth, at school or college or workplace;

And some become your friends or foes or wife

Or parents, teachers in the human race.                 

 

The love and care of parents looks so great;

No child reciprocates their toil for you;

In old age, children love them not but hate;

About this senseless thing, what can you do?

 

The modern youth woos friends much more than kin;

To them, true joy is moving with mere friends;

More bliss is from virtuality and sin;

The love in homes seems unreal or ends!

 

But youth turned parents, realize the truth;

True love of kindred is the luscious fruit.

Copyright by Dr John Celes 29-08-2017

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 14th

On (71st) Indian Independence Day, 2017

By Dr John Celes

Unfurl the tricolor of India high!

Let love of Motherland ascend the sky!

Let’s sing the national song by heart with pride!

Let’s put away our differences aside!

 

Born are all Indians on this sacred soil;

For integration, we must always toil;

We brethren breathe the freedom’s air today;

Unanimously ‘Jai Hind’, let’s all say!

 

Remember lives lost, sacrifices done;

All states receive the same air, rain and sun;

Renew our pledge to guard our borders long;

With much respect, let’s sing our national song!

 

We’re proud to be called Indians upon earth;

We love to live in peace and spread out mirth;

No one can break our bond of Indianness;

We’re poised to brave life’s storms with much finesse.

 

Jai Hind! Jai Bharat! 

Fondly dedicated to all Indians (leaders and patriots)

by Dr.Prof.A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D., (KFMSR, CBE)

 

Copyright by Dr John Celes 15-08-2017

Aug 10th

Medicine in Poetry: The Adept Human Brain

By Dr John Celes

God gave all creatures matching brain, 
To control movements and be sane; 
From misdemeanor, to refrain, 
And use it rightly, not in vain! 

Housed in a rugged vault called skull, 
Brain stays afloat on waters full; 
Well-sealed away from human thieves, 
The mind cannot be read with ease! 

God put both white and grey matter, 
And insulated well latter; 
Connected neurons by axon, 
To aid messages to go on! 

Billions of cells has human brain 
– The centre for memory and pain; 
At times, its functions wax and wane, 
And man can sometimes turn insane! 

Transmission is by chemicals, 
That set forth electric impulse; 
And take commands up/down the lane: 
With ‘off’ and ‘on’, functions the brain! 

The neurons don’t regenerate; 
On target cells, they terminate; 
With age, most brains degenerate: 
‘Seat of wisdom’, in Vertebrate! 

The brain has halves called Hemispheres; 
Where mind is lodged, emotions, fears, 
Cognition, collation, seizures: 
Controlling sight, hearing and tears! 

In most, the ‘Speech-centre’s’ on left; 
That for art, music placed on right; 
Cerebella balance each side, 
And lesions make gait rather wide! 

Some groups of cells called nuclei, 
Control reflexes, muscles, eye; 
The brain is swathed in triple veil, 
And flushed with blood rich, not to fail! 

The mirrors of mind – retinae, 
Speak of the brain’s state and its lay; 
Gyri, sulci cover surface, 
And make a person, king of race! 

With stopped heart, lungs, a man is dead, 
And functionless brain within head; 
With gone reflexes, pupils wide 
– Man is pronounced to have just died! 

The brain-dead man, his organs gives, 
And through others, for years, he lives; 
Man tries his best to transplant brain; 
God thwarts his moves and ’tis in vain! 
Just fraction of man’s brain functions! 
What marvels lie at their junctions! 

Copyright by Dr John Celes 29-01-2013

 

 

 

 

Aug 3rd

Ode to the Fibre-optic Endoscope

By Dr John Celes

With patient calmed by local spray –     
Anaesthetic, that aids entry, 
A tube that bends and twists and turns, 
With optic fibres – Endoscope! 

You peep through key-holes and discern, 
The inner secrets of body, 
And pass through lumen of all tubes, 
Those naturally are found in man.

You aren’t a peeping Tom, all know! 
But see the hollow viscera; 
Perceiving inner live terrains, 
To observe any changes fast! 

Your black-raiment bears a head that moves
Giraffe-like into corners, nooks; 
And shines a laser-light that’s cold
To view inside of cavities! 

Thou fibre-optic bundled tube! 
You bend the light that travels straight; 
Tri-luminal within thyself, 
Allowing instruments proceed.

An operation of less time! 
You glide through throat, food-pipe, stomach; 
To pry inside pathology, 
As if it seems a child’s play just! 

In cidex solution you stay! 
You aspirate and irrigate; 
Through port-holes you well operate; 
All gadgets, you now dominate! 

You can U-turn to view the sky
Of stomach’s fundus anytime, 
And check the inlet, outlet too, 
And snake down walls illumined well.

The price of using you isn’t much! 
Results are captured in colour; 
You bite and snare and diatherm, 
Ligating bleeding varices! 

Looking askance, end-on and side, 
No landscape can escape your eye; 
With mild a force, you then propel
To view inaccessible areas! 

A doctor’s friend in diagnosis, 
You help to take a biopsy; 
And treat the lesion seen by you, 
With ease and finesse adeptly! 

O Endoscope so flexible! 
You are the champion of today; 
You serve to diagnose and to treat, 
Situations tough to clinch and deal! 
You have a rosy future, wow! 
But all depends on man’s use now! 

fondly dedicated to my dear colleague Dr.V.G.Mohan Prasad DM (Gastroenterologist, Cbe)

Copyright by Dr John Celes 28-01-2013 

 

Jul 30th

World Friendship Day, 2017

By Dr John Celes

A world without a friend – imagine, man,

Could make one’s life, a veritable hell!           

Good friends are gifts from God to us on earth;

Great friendship keeps one’s mind, heart and soul well.

 

But choose, one must good friends who last life-time;

There are some things that friends alone can do;

Life’s dreariness can vanish with great friends;

Good friends help you in thick and thin of life.

 

’Tis hard to get a friend who matches you;

’Tis harder keeping good friendship alive;

Good friends can make your life almost heaven;

So, pray to God to bless your friends as well.

‘Happy World Friendship Day!’

Dedicated to all my colleagues, medical peers, students, poets and friends –

Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar MD., Professor of Medicine and Retired Dean

Copyright by Dr John Celes 30-07-2017

 

 

 

 

Jul 29th

Sonnet: The Former Prez of India (late) Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam (on his II Death Anniversary)

By Dr John Celes

When born, he came to earth with nothingness;

Against dishonesty, he always fought;

All life, he chose the path of righteousness;

He got his limelight, though he never sought.

 

An Indian, patriotic to the core,

A simple human being, he remained;

Most children loved the Prez all the more;

His soul in purity, the man sustained.

 

The scientist rose to stardom through mere toil;

The man of science had no ego at all;

He always loved his home-town and its soil;

His glorious life adorns a famous hall.

 

Another man like him cannot be born;

He always prayed before the dawn, each morn.

“May his great soul rest in peace in the Lord!”

Copyright by Dr John Celes 27-07-2017

 

 

 

Jul 1st

Doctors Day 2017, KFMSR CBE

By Dr John Celes

A noble lot, we claim to be;

A noble profession we joined;

The care of sick, we do with love;

God Almighty is Healer One.

                                  

We aim to save the human lives;

We try our best with mind and heart;

A cure is not in our mere hands;

Yet, Medicine is craft and art.

 

Yet, Doctors are all humans too;

Diseases come in newer ways;

The frontiers of healing change;

All doctors hope to give their best.

Happy Doctors’ Day, 2017

Copyright by Dr John Celes 1-07-2017

 

 

 

 

Jun 19th

Sonnet: When Food Turns One’s Poison…

By Dr John Celes

When food becomes a kind of poison stuff,

Then bliss in life appears to vanish fast;

The people think that you tell them a bluff,

Although enjoyment turns, a thing of past.

 

The tongue is home to buds of taste all kinds;

The palate yearns for dainty dishes still;

Diseases come in life bringing down blinds;

The mask of face is off as you are ill.

 

If you can’t eat the queen of fruits – mangoes,

And brinjals, eggs and meat or drink wine too,

Life’s enchantment replaced by only woes,

Can hurt the heart, and things well, man can’t do.

 

Most live to eat until their frame is weak,

And eat to live when hardly they can speak.

Copyright by Dr John Celes 19-06-2017

 

 

 

 

Jun 18th

A Father’s Words to His Children on Father’s Day

By Dr John Celes

I did my duty well as family’s head;

I gave my time for members’ welfare all;

I kept good principles and steadfast stood;

I cared for you in thick and thin of life.

 

Reflect upon my sacrifices great;

Remember how I cared for you till date;

Resolve to emulate my example;

Rear all your children too in similar ways.

 

I gave you love and happiness in life;

I made your life comfortable and good;

I guided you and taught you to be brave;

I don’t expect you to reciprocate.

 

May be, I could have been a better dad!

May be, I should have kept you always glad;

May be, you felt your dad was at times bad;

But time will prove your dad was best you had.

 

If I was strict, it was for your own good;

If I was stern, I didn’t want you to slip;

If I was deaf, some things I could not give;

If I was blind, your soul had to be saved.

 

And all I did without expectations;

And all I want is you to live in peace;

And all I pray is God must be foremost;

Let sense of values rule and guide your life.

 

God-given freedom helps us live life own;

God-given tenets make living easy;

God’s Will will always be done if righteous;

Our earthly life is transient – for heaven.

Copyright by Dr John Celes 18-06-2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

            

 

 

 

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