Knowledge- a poem by Simmi Vasu

“This is one of my favourite poem…I wrote as if speaking to kartik…it was written when I saw many a times people in our field do not share the knowledge they have…This knowledge and information if shared without any inhibition, between therapist to therapist or therapist to parents or parents to parents we can create a ripple effect to change the life of our children and adults who depend on us”- Simmi Vasu.

What is knowledge? Asked my son
I said, true knowledge is a journey without an end.
As you seek it grows and grows
You can’t see its head or toes.

True knowledge breaks every shackles,
Of ignorance, jealousy and petty squabbles.
It teaches you to be humble and kind.
It is the third eye even for the blind.

As you spread it, it does not diminish,
But fools keep it, thinking it will finish
It goes beyond the books you learn
And spreads in you like an un-spilled urn.

Son, do not keep it to yourself
But let it spread its wings.
Let it make you a guiding light,
For the world and its beings.

Knowledge has the power to heal,
It’s your wealth which no one can steal.
True knowledge my dear son
Is a journey not an end.

By Shilpi Mayank Awasthi

'Live your life so that when it’s time to ask where the time went, you can answer: “It went to joyful moments with family and friends, to my search for passion, to doing work that felt like play, to standing up for what I believe in, and to exploring this beautiful world we live in with an open heart. My time went to LIVING my life!' -unknown

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