To be Good or Better

  • Shobha Lidder
  • India
  • Mar 20, 2015

To be good is a good thing

But to be better than the other

Is pride and vanity

Makes you competitive

When one is young, pride & vanity

Make good ornaments

They help us win awards & rewards

Accolades, ovations

A place of celebration 

On the stage, spot lights

 So much praise, becomes a craze 

We call it appreciation

It becomes an addiction

Then we work only to be acclaimed

Have name & fame

A place of pride in our tribe 

But say the scribes, the ancient wise

Do grow & glow, achieve

Reach the outreach

Hoist your flag on heights

An endorsement of your might

Feel the joy & thrill of being you

Enjoy your skill like playing the flute

Defeating another is not your goal

Better to better yourself

Enjoy your skills, seek Masters to tranquil

Bloom like a beautiful flower

Spread fragrance like the spring shower

No flower outgrows another 

It is its own miracle, its own power.

Shobha Lidder
Writer, Journalist, Teacher, Trainer, Social Activist, Reiki Master, Pranic Healer


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