With satire and humor his sonnet reflects on his life in the Army right from his young days to his present civilian days. Yes that’s  Surinder Bonsor an officer and a gentleman and a man of many tastes, interests and talents. When asked to describe himself he answers with a smile “I am a ‘maverick’ of British vintage, an old guard. Who traveled widely and served in hostile, difficult and inaccessible areas”.

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Thank you sir you are always a great inspiration to all who know you! 🙂



About dilipnaidu

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are music and growing culinary herbs. Love to play golf and do yoga regularly. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

37 responses »

  1. ssbonsor says:

    Dear Dilip,
    Happened to run through comments on ‘sonnet’. Wonderful these are! What a surprise! Most grateful to your readers for their kindness and appreciation. Please convey my Love and Blessings to them.
    I read your comments on dear John’s Blog. Yes, indeed it is extremely difficult to transfer spiritual knowledge and experience to those who are yet to climb up to higher levels of consciousness.


  2. Madhu says:

    A beautiful sonnet! His experience rich life must provide him great fodder for his writing. Thank you for sharing Dilip.


  3. Bindu says:

    Our lives become meaningful and fruitful when at least some of our deeds have something do with others. I am sure he did get the chance to do a lot of great things in spite of his confession that he was a bore. Insightful!


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Aha thank you for your kind comment and to spare the time. Yes Surinder is a great example to live life fully while firmly adhering to his values. Many of us respect his age and his wisdom too.

      Thank you Bindu your comment means a lot!


  4. A beautiful Sonnet ..I especially empathised with his line ” Lord wake up the dear ones and save them from the sorrow unrelenting..”..

    A wise man indeed who has seen Life in all its struggles and joys..
    Many thanks for sharing Dilip..
    Blessings Sue


  5. Aliosa says:

    First, welcome to my virtual home! 🙂
    I wish you stay long and beautiful! 🙂 🙂
    Glad you like our music, ROMANIAN! 🙂
    With all my heart, good health, happiness and visit us! 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Thanks for visiting, like and comment! 🙂
    Sincerely and respectfully,


    • dilipnaidu says:

      My dear friend Alyosha,

      I am delighted to welcome you to my blog. Your words are so inspiring and beautiful. You are very kind person and a good friend. 🙂
      I love listening to music.
      Will be in touch.
      Best wishes and kind regards,


  6. It’s beautiful.
    It speaks to that part of me that craves adventure. 🙂


  7. BroadBlogs says:

    That’s really beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us.


  8. VEDANT says:

    this is actually reflect the adventurous life of an army man.. simply awesome poem



    • dilipnaidu says:

      Aha Vedant its true Sir is an Army officer who has lived a full life. He enjoys every moment and his knowledge on spirituality is awesome.
      Thank you for your comment!


  9. Ashim says:

    Nice verses to sum up a lifetime of dedication and service.yes, the British taught us a lot of good things but we preferred the easier way out, because it is always more difficult to maintain high standards of probity and personal behaviour!


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Oh yes the British did leave behind an excellent system both in the Military and in the Civil Service too. And you are right the system especially the latter started creaking slowly after Independence (with the advent of Politics).

      Fortunately for us the Military maintained its good traditions for a much longer period.

      Thanks dear Ashim and cheers 🙂


  10. Rakesh says:

    Thank you sir for sharing this lovely sonnet 🙂
    It appears that the writer is another soul burdened by common sense. But in a world so brashly sure of itself, it can be a source of amusement!


  11. Binky says:

    That was very good, and with humor, too.


  12. aFrankAngle says:

    Beautiful and thought provoking … thank you!


  13. That is such a beautiful sonnet! Thank you, my dear Dilip for introducing him to us! 🙂


  14. I do not know as to when this poem ( Sonnet) was written. the contents & theme is as relevant even today. The grasp of the writer is clearly evident. Well said & well written Sir.


  15. B. M. says:

    and thanks for introducing us to Mr. surinder Bonsor.

    and Dilip sir , helooo .. How are you doing .. long time its been ..


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Oh wow Biks I am most delighted to welcome you back. Your Internet presence was missed by one and all.

      Oh yes the Colonel is a wonderful officer mentally and physically very fit. We juniors are blessed to learn from him.

      Thanks and cheers see ya again 🙂


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