Treasure Island

Samanyan Lakshminarayanan


Man has inherited amazingly immense wealth-
from his mom - mother earth.
From his dad - the valient sun
man wants to inherit the moon.
What right does man have over the moon?
Would man tell the moon-
'Whatever abundant helium you have is not yours-
it is my dads'
[the sun's rays have deposited this helium on the moon]
How is man so sure that the moon has no children for inheritance?
Man to fulfil his needs will inherit anything from anywhere-and
amazingly he will call himself scientific too.

{If man wants to leave behind anything as inheritance to the coming
generations- the helium content from the moon would be the best to give - DR. ABDUL KALAM}

Submitted: Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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  • Babatunde Aremu (11/12/2012 8:05:00 AM)

    Great poem. Man's desire to possess all leads to unquenchable search for new grounds. In other to inherit all, new discoveries are made daily. (Report) Reply

  • Rajaram Ramachandran (3/17/2009 9:08:00 PM)

    Sky is the limit for the advancement of science and technology. No wonder, if man settles himself in the moon or mars in course of time. (Report) Reply

  • Greenwolfe 1962 (3/11/2009 9:51:00 PM)

    I love to read items that have real meanings to impart to the public. Pieces
    that have something to say have added value in my view. This piece is not
    just about the subject it addresses, it can apply to a wide array of things as
    well. I liked it.

    GW62 (Report) Reply

  • Vaibhav Pandey (3/11/2009 10:36:00 AM)

    very unique and do you come up with these thoughts? ? ?
    ...Sam, great thoughts...10 (Report) Reply

  • Catrina Heart (2/7/2009 5:42:00 AM)

    unique poem...fine theme about natural wonders of this world and its abundance...crafted in vivid and lovely poetic verses...10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (1/18/2009 1:18:00 AM)

    Today it's helium from moon..but in puranic times what was it that rishis and acharyas found out to learn and teach about all planets..may be helium then was one of moon's 27 wives...great10 (Report) Reply

  • Maia Padua (12/20/2008 10:03:00 PM)

    wow...very.interesting write sir....beautiful poetry with Scientific touch....reality, fantasy and science merging into an interesting piece...a poetry on mythology of your own making....interesting and touching....inheritance for the next generations? everybody should think of it...we have to take care of mother earth and everything that the next generations will be happy.....10++++++++ (Report) Reply

  • Kesav Easwaran (11/29/2008 6:47:00 AM)

    rightly said, SL...if you talk of inheritance, it is moon that has a right over earth and not for earth over moon...very interesting write...i liked 10 (Report) Reply

  • premji premji (11/21/2008 12:54:00 AM)

    dear narayan,
    it's man's supreme greed...
    none can prevent that....
    we are living embodiments of greed (Report) Reply

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