Treasure Island

Vijay Sai

(30 12 1975 / Trichy, South India)

Crying cactus

Though I am full of thorns
Nobody dares to think
I too have a tender heart inside!

Submitted: Thursday, January 14, 2010

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  • Yours Forever X (1/12/2013 9:39:00 AM)

    aww this is sweet but also so right and it clearly shows how most people nowadays just look on the outside for beauty. (Report) Reply

  • Sandy Player (12/26/2012 5:32:00 AM)

    The poor cactus, filled with water on the inside yet avoided for it's spikes. The poem seems to hint that the spikes were put in by someone else and that it isn't it's fault. Nice little poem. We'll forget the fact the water packing the inside of a cactus is poisonus too :) (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster (4/15/2012 3:23:00 PM)

    I don't often agree with those who wish to rewrite others' work, but sometimes I do. Some poems are not worth a rewrite. this one is. I agree with Elysabeth below. The Nobody deserves a rethink.
    Read mine - O Dearest Love -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Jose Guevara (3/21/2012 8:22:00 PM)

    I see what you've done there. Going for utter simplicity. Well done. I read a couple more of your poems, and see that you are also a sensitive soul in this harsh world of ours. I wonder what can come of this. Thanks for the invite. (Report) Reply

  • Bella Hernandez (3/19/2012 8:25:00 PM)

    Splendid metaphors... and glorious images!
    hard and prickly protection but inside like everything else a soft heart
    ~Bella (Report) Reply

  • Grace Pantaleo (3/17/2012 1:40:00 PM)

    though sounds sad, but good for it,
    for it's tender heart it survives in the desert. (Report) Reply

  • Grace Pantaleo (3/17/2012 1:35:00 PM)

    well well that one sounds sad, the cactus good for it,
    it has a tender heart that is why it to survives in the desert. (Report) Reply

  • Elysabeth Faslund (3/17/2012 1:33:00 PM)

    Well, I DID leave a comment! What is going on now?

    I am too full of thorns.
    Who dares think
    a tender heart inside?

    You have a marvelous poem there. Hope this helps you take out some of the wordiness. I hope this helps. (Report) Reply

  • Elysabeth Faslund (3/17/2012 1:28:00 PM)

    Meter is 6-6-9...this is haiku/senryu.

    I am full of thorns.
    Who dares think
    a tender heart inside.[[[period]]]]]does this help you tighten this wonderful poem? ? ? Just a thought! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Sonali Sings (11/12/2011 1:11:00 PM)

    Well said.
    I wish the cactus said something more, its qualities abound, you see... (Report) Reply

  • Sumita Datta (1/29/2010 8:15:00 AM)

    I truly agree you.. I am a cactus lover.. and i feel the same when people come to garden and doesn't even look at them but praise other little plants and flowers... :) (Report) Reply

  • Gul naz (1/18/2010 9:50:00 AM)

    in these concise lines you have accurately portrayed the truth of life.
    great (Report) Reply

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