Two opposite poles can’t meet, two in one can’t exist,
Sweetness of sourness can’t be preserved, hot and cold
Can’t strike together as cold cools the heat, heat subsides
In coldness; one to the right and the other to the left,
Reality and exaggeration won’t meet together while the
Laxity overwhelms the stubbornness, the truth won’t
Flow over lies, and lies are butterflies for few days, but
Steel mind won’t give up, laxity breaks; strong mind only
For the country but the lax mind for the world, one very
Strict for the country, for that no humanity but the other
Loose for humans irrespective of caste or creed, one holds
Holy Bible up but for the other Bible in heart, the cold wins,
The hot evaporates and the ice frozen everywhere in winter.
Dr. K. K. Mathew is a renowned physician, a medical scientist, and a poet of repute from India. He is a reputed philosopher, and noted novelist in Malayalam. He has published many original clinical observations in national medical journals and been quoted in reputed international medical journals. Some of them are the first of their kind in medical science. Dr. Mathew has dedicated the whole of his professional life (46 years) in a rural region of India and served the rural population. He has written and published 62 books, of which 42 are poetry books in English. The International Higher Academic Council of English Literature conferred Dr. Mathew with the global genius award "Living Legend of the 21st Century" in May 2019. The international poetry group in the U.S., 'The River of Poetry' awarded Dr. Mathew with the title "The Champion of the World." Dr. Mathew is one of the prize winners of the prestigious Naji Naaman Literary Prizes for 2021.