Treasure Island

veeraiyah subbulakshmi


Don't be a tree!


Not a planted tree to stay at a place,
Spreading the roots in underground space,
Looking for the sun to beg for the light,
Photosynthesis, reproduce and rot.

When the wind blows, to shake our heads,
We are not the trees that have no leads,
During the storm, to get uprooted and fall,
We are the trees that are too rigid, not flexible.

For the fallen leaves, the trees never cry,
For the fallen human, we have to voice and try,
We are the human, the rulers of the earth,
Not the trees of the soil that has no mirth.

Let us not lick the feet of anyone for our survival,
Let us not get tickled with someone's failure,
Let us not be the fools to get hoodwinked and cheated,
Let us be the survivors conquering the thoughts.

Submitted: Monday, July 30, 2012

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  • Valsa George (8/4/2012 11:55:00 AM)

    Respond to situations and turn into men of action......! . A powerful message brought out through an apt simile! ! (Report) Reply

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