Nov 14th

A Poem On Children's Day Celebrations In India, 2017

By Dr John Celes

What children need are love and care, 
Attention night and day; 
Nourishing food, clean water, air, 
And time to learn, sleep, play.

What children need is soothing words, 
Good example from all; 
They love to play with swings, watch birds, 
And buy toys from the mall.

What children do is watch others, 
And try to copy them; 
Their teachers first are their mothers, 
Who make them like a gem.

What children hate is punishment, 
And scolding for faults small; 
They love to get encouragement, 
Comforted when they fall.

What children want is gifts all kinds, 
And praising to the skies; 
God made them with innocent minds, 
To smile and laugh, be nice.

What children need is future great, 
A friendlier world to live; 
Let's work to change our children's fate, 
And happier lives, do give.

Happy Children's Day to all kids in India! 
Dedicated by Indian Poet Dr.Prof.A.Celestine Raj Manohar MD(KFMSR CBE) 

 

Nov 10th

Sonnet: On Your Silver Jubilee Birthday

By Dr John Celes

With quarter century behind you now,

You could be married very soon in life;

And have a family of your own to love,

To face all challenges, joys, woes and strife.

 

Most genes you carry are from father’s side;

Amazing skills God has bestowed you child;

Your Friend is Jesus Lord, in Him abide;

Let not emotions run amok and wild.

 

God sees your heart and knows your wants always;

Your dreams come true when you go by God’s Will;

None can deny God’s plans for you His ways;

Your health is wealth; take care to not fall ill!

 

Successes smile when you expect them least;

But keep your gaze in life for Heaven’s feast.

Happy Birthday Dear daughter Dr.C. Christina Mary Diana B.D.S.

Dedicated most lovingly by your Dad, mom and sister

Copyright by Dr John Celes 10-11-2017

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 24th

United Nations Day, 2017

By Dr John Celes

The only planet where man lives – the Earth

Is turning hostile, day by day for all;

Unsafe and insecure for every birth,

’Tis time all nations joined to stop this fall.

 

The UN born in nineteen forty-five

Has kept the peace across the globe somehow;

’Tis strange how flora, fauna keep alive

Despite some wars and hatred, lack of love.

 

World’s peace although fragile must be stable;

All nations have a duty towards this;

Through force and weapons, peace none enable;

The world is one and people all want bliss.

 

The world’s resources must be free and pure;

All lives are precious sans frontiers or seas;

The health of nations, people need a cure;

Diversity of earth must usher peace.

 

Let leaders of all nations take a pledge;

We need to feed, clothe, shelter every soul;

No nations’ armies must remain on edge;

To maintain peace, the UN has a role.

 

Make world afree of bombs of any kind;

The health of mankind, literacy are prime;

Let’s foster love and help it people bind;

All Natural furies could increase with time!

 

So, waste not sums in armaments anew;

The quality of air and water’s first;

Keep pollution within human purview;

No war should render lives to starve and thirst.

“Empower the UN to maintain world-peace”

Dedicated to the United Nations on this day from India

Copyright by Dr John Celes 24-10-2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 22nd

The Tree upon a Ledge – ‘Never Give Up’

By Dr John Celes

A tree that grows so well upon a ledge

Has umpteen truths to tell to men on earth;

Was it from seed to sapling, then to tree?

How come it stands precariously thus perched?

 

But then it grows up straight towards the sun;

Its roots are strong and keep it balanced well,

Providing nutrition it needs with time;

The rain gives water adequate for growth.

 

God’s hands protect it from getting destroyed;

It may not give men shade or flowers, fruits;

No bird has built its nest on it so far;

Yet, God has permitted it life unique!

 

It stands as example to God’s great works;

It lives although it is of not much use;

Akin a freak born child, it grows afree;

God has a purpose for this tree unknown.

 

Let men all learn that Mother Nature’s great;

No man can ever equal her prowess;

The grace of God is blessing most required;

The Will of God all creatures must obey!

 

Copyright by Dr John Celes 22-10-2017

 

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 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

 

 

 

 

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