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veeraiyah subbulakshmi


The Knots


When a sweater is knitted,
The knots are gathered,
When the future is knitted,
The knots have to be removed,
When the knots are allowed to gather,
The future may not be clear to prosper,
When the knots are not uniformly arranged,
The sweater may not look elegant and chic,
But still serve the purpose, not as the future,
That is full of knots, yet to untangle,
To have the clear path without thorns,
Either well traveled or yet to be known,
Creating knots is fun at first,
Untie them is the task we do in future.
Those who know to tie the untie able knots,
Are victorious to the ones, who knows not,
Putting a permanent knot is the work of a feeble.
when we pull the thread of the sweaters,
we will be left with threads in pieces,
life without knots is meaningless,
life with full of knots is worthless.

Submitted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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  • Valerie Dohren (11/26/2012 7:48:00 AM)

    Life is full of knots which we have to untangle, but it is in the untangling that we learn. Great write. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (11/23/2012 7:57:00 PM)

    If we want to reuse our yarn in the future, we have to very careful to make sure are reversible- teriffic poem! (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (11/21/2012 8:41:00 AM)

    Wonderful comparison of a sweater and the future based on knots.
    The two last verses are superb in their wisdom expressed
    Excellent poem (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (11/21/2012 8:33:00 AM)

    Very good comparisons Veeraiyah because we invarably get into knotted sittuations and we develope the skills
    necessary to extract ourselves without destroying the threads of life around us (Report) Reply

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