GRATITUDE AND INGRATITUDE
Attend to patients at a charity clinic;
Clasp both palms in gesture symbolic.
The suffered show appreciation for favour;
Open hearts play between receiver and giver.
Express and feel gratitude for all kind deed;
Ingratitude, strong traitor’s arms take heed.
Anger and entitlement, are poisons that kill;
Petty attitude are bitter pills, personhood ill.
This morning I run a charity clinic (Tzu Chi International Foundation), and see twenty over patients, mostly poor Indians in the neighbourhood. I have retired for year and half, and spend half the time doing grand parenting in Singapore. On my return I spend time with other family members, and some friends. Recently I am surprised to meet a young unfriendly doctor and her ill will inspire me to compose this poem. In a falling society, everything crumble, including morality of its citizens, the highly educated and young are not exempted from such decay.