chandra thiagarajan


Tenacity


The mountain is an example of solidity
The banyan tree is an example of tenacity
They aren’t affected by hurricane and rain.

The moving sand is an example of friability
The bending climber is an example of fragility
They are affected by storm and rain.

The person with persistent determination
As a mountain and banyan
Stay unaffected with resolution
Even in the wake of mammoth disturbances.

The person with emotions meek
As the moving sand and climber
Are affected and weak
Even in the wake of small disturbances.

Only the person who is tenacious
Stands tall as a banyan
And is as a solid mountain!

Submitted: Saturday, April 20, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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  • Rookie - 138 Points Spiritual Seeker (4/30/2013 4:19:00 PM)

    Nature for reflection..the tough, the strong, tenacious. Love the poem. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,115 Points Thomas A Robinson (4/22/2013 8:32:00 AM)

    The banyan roots grow deep into the cracks of the rock and have a solid foundation to hold on to.
    The bending climber roots grow in shifting sand that cannot stand the winds of change.
    But both are survivors, both do flourish.
    Something to consider. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,104 Points Valsa George (4/22/2013 7:35:00 AM)

    As ever great thoughts coming from a great mind! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 267 Points David Wood (4/22/2013 6:15:00 AM)

    Very true words. I like this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 606 Points Kavya . (4/21/2013 8:49:00 AM)

    v true chandra mam.....message relayed thru a solid example (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 7,236 Points Neela Nath (4/20/2013 7:48:00 AM)

    You are absolutely right. I have got my message! (Report) Reply

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