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Small Things Do Matter
By Annie Dimple Castelino

October 18, 2012

Small Things Do Matter

Life is not just about an achievement or name

Money, luxury or a beguiling fame

It is all about those small and ordinary things

For a contented living, they lend wings


In our day to day life we find

Many small things of this kind

Which can create a paradise on earth

For exhilation there is no dearth


The gentle caress of your mother when you are sad and morose

Heals a thousand wounds in its course

A lean against the strong shoulders of your father

Gives the assurance of security like none other


The tender smile of your baby on a weary day

Throws away all your fatigue a million miles away

The sound of the door bell when your husband returns from office

Sounds more alluring than A R Rahman’s masterpiece


A simple word of praise given by your teacher

Puts you on top of the world and in rapture

A sincere hug given by a dear friend

Takes you a long way and stays till the end


A hot cup of coffee on a cold winter evening

Creates an aura of romance that is enticing

A crispy crunch of a ‘pakoda’ on a rainy day

Generates a heavenly feeling more than words can say


An umbrella in your bag when it pours cats and dogs

Creates that ecstasy of saving you from drenching and also from time loss

The sight of the beautiful blooming bud in your garden

Evokes sweet feelings and gets your bard on


A little sleep that you can afford after the screech of the alarm

Makes you feel vivacious as long as it does no harm

A few lines of passion on your secret diary

On reading brings smiles of great intensity


The taste of the dish that emerged from your husband’s concoction

Makes you go euphoric and full of action

A glance at the photographs of your childhood

Gets you exalted as much as it could


There are several petty things in life like these

Which are more than sufficient to put you at ease

Only thing needed of you is open eyes

For all your happiness there it lies


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Vincent Rodrigues, Frazer Town,B'loreSaturday, April 23, 2016
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Small things do matter, L.R.Arun SJFriday, November 02, 2012
So enlightening is your poem
May many fall at the feet of your creative imagination and may the words cool down all the complaints the people have in our heart!!!!
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Herman Monteiro, Kulshekar, MangaloreWednesday, October 31, 2012
Excellent poem Annie. True & meaningful words. Keep it up.
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Sunil raj Bannary, Mangalore/Saudi ArabiaSunday, October 28, 2012
Maturity is not when we speaking big things it is when we start understanding small things
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Ann Silvan Dcosta, MoodbidriSaturday, October 27, 2012
Very nice poem yar........May God Bless U
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Annie Dimple Castelino, MangaloreSaturday, October 27, 2012
@ Mr. Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi/Bahrain
I have already sent two of my poems to Daijiworld and waiting for them to be published........ Thank you Sir for waiting for my poems.......I am greatly encouraged
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Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / BahrainFriday, October 26, 2012
Well signed off, Annie. As I requested, take a sheet and paper and bring out another masterpiece. I for one, am waiting for the third time!!
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Annie Dimple Castelino, MangaloreThursday, October 25, 2012
Dear friends
Thank you for appreciating my work....... Every moment gives us ample opportunities to be happy........ and on realizing this, I was inspired to write and share this poem.......I hope this poem becomes one of the reasons in your life, to be happy
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Agnello, Mangalore/MuscatTuesday, October 23, 2012
The gentle caress of your mother
The tender smile of your baby
A word of praise of the teacher
With a hot cup of coffee..
Nice & Lovely
Thank you Annie.
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Fredrick, LoboSunday, October 21, 2012
Good poem,inspiring words, very true to its content. Well done Annie, full appriciation.
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L. Fernandes, UdupiSunday, October 21, 2012
Small things do matter... money not gonna buy these precious movements of life.. this can be achieved by being a good person n love and honesty .. Annie Dimple Castelino thank you very much keep up ur good work..
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sharol, mangaloreSaturday, October 20, 2012
Truely....small things do matter..!!!
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Girish Nayak, MangaloreSaturday, October 20, 2012
a nice poem with heart touching feelings..way for a real life..like any famous english poems...
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Sylvia D'Silva, Puttur/Abu DhabiSaturday, October 20, 2012
"In thirst of achieving greater things, my quest for small things ceased, Tried to soar higher n higher with my strong wings, Yet (now) fell deep down all deseased! Dear Annie, Bitter facts of life, beautifully illustrated in your rhyming poetry... Keep it up. All the best - Vinsyl Abu Dhabi
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Flor Cutinho, Mangalore - BangaloreSaturday, October 20, 2012
Dear Annie,

Beautiful words ! Keep it up ! Lovely comments from Sanjeev Kamath ! Indeed, life comprises of small things in life, that do make a "world of difference". We do not have to wait for a "big break" or to work miracles in the lives of others ! Cheers !
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Vijay Shetty, Udupi / LagosFriday, October 19, 2012
Very True... So nice, Good one Annie.
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jones, manipalFriday, October 19, 2012
beautiful one :)
Small things are so important :)
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Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / BahrainFriday, October 19, 2012
Yet another masterpiece, Annie.

As Robert Brault says, enjoy the little things, for one day you make look back and realize they were amazingly big things.”

Life is in the details, Annie. Ongoing small gestures can mean so much more than one grand display of love. Simple small pleasures throughout the day can be far more gratifying that one amazing weekend. When you connect the dots between all these little joys, life seems fuller and more satisfying.

Your poem reminding us to live life keeps us alive and kicking.

Now, please sit with another sheet and pen.
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Oliver Sutari, ManipalFriday, October 19, 2012
First of all, I have a question: how can anyone keep an entire poem rhyming? This, and the writer's excellent vocabulary, speaks of an extraordinary talent. The writer has wonderfully outlined and reminded us all that life's joys often comes to us in small packages and - if we care to notice - it can keep our cup of contentment running over all the time. I enjoyed every bit of it and it is truly worthy of praise. I think the writer should consider a book with a collection of poems such as this one. Who knows, worldwide acclaim could be just round the corner.
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ad, mangloorThursday, October 18, 2012
Simplicicity is mother of all inventions. Like wise simple life is mother of all kinds of life out there.

Wonderfull poem Annie just like you.
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Mark Denis D'souza, Niddodi/Sharjah-UAE.Thursday, October 18, 2012
Dear Annie Diple Castelino,this is great poem of true life,if any one folow the each and every line of the poem life will be, never the less of paradise,good thoughts,wish you very best in life.
Mark Denis D'souza
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Mangalorean, KudlaThursday, October 18, 2012
Liked the below lines Very much!!

The gentle caress of your mother when you are sad and morose

Heals a thousand wounds in its course

A lean against the strong shoulders of your father

Gives the assurance of security like none other
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