Vijay Sai

Rookie - 34 Points (30 12 1975 / Trichy, South India)

Yes or No

Though it is well known
What the wise men coined
Don’t say yes
If you want to say no
It is also equally fitting
To conclude
Don’t say no
If you want to say yes!

Submitted: Thursday, February 20, 2014

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  • Gold Star - 15,663 Points Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (7/2/2014 12:14:00 PM)

    Great wisdom flows from this succinct version........Yes has no place for No and No for Yes................
    simply beautiful.................. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,131 Points Sandra Feldman (5/1/2014 2:12:00 AM)

    Good. Amusing little verbal gymnastics. Than you (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 24,387 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/6/2014 2:06:00 AM)

    Yes and No the words have much importance in in real meaning and dealings of life situations I think. Here the poet correctly taken the theme in its very adjectives and acceptable norms that we have to take in such situations to behave like a wise man when he is supposed to take a decision of yes or no in such circumstances and opt the tactical decisions where the poet's words are important and poem is well written in little sentences but great meaning itself I felt. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 354 Points L Rao (3/26/2014 2:30:00 AM)

    Hi Vijay

    Great vijay be in touch we will follow each others (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,821 Points Douglas Scotney (3/25/2014 7:54:00 PM)

    and you're wise if you know to say yes or no. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Rigzin Namgyal (3/25/2014 7:50:00 AM) conveyed the message awesome write..
    ..we are often not ourselves..we often try to be someone else to please someone or not to hurt someone..just be yourself.. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,211 Points Mr. Nobody (3/11/2014 10:11:00 PM)

    Keep going! The first verse was nice!

    So when my lady, tells me NO,
    Does she mean it, she'll not tell me SO...... ... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,287 Points Roseann Shawiak (3/11/2014 7:19:00 PM)

    It seems more a statement of what you think than a poem to me. Good thought though!
    Thank you for your comments on my poetry, they are very much appreciated. Will read
    more of your poetry as I am able. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Leaf / (3/11/2014 12:20:00 AM)

    is this poem playing with the words? i just can't see it as wisdom.
    it is very revolting you are saying speak plainly of your thinking in this poem while those reviews praise much more than this poem deserves.
    and every one is saying nice nice nice poem every where, i mean, is nice the thing they are really thinking?
    i see, every one is wanting someone else to read their own poem, in that way they show nice.
    if i'm wrong, judge me, if not, if not, i really can't see the point of poem any more! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 172 Points Gillian Commerford (2/27/2014 9:06:00 AM)

    I agree with your sentiments, Nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 17 Points Shraddha The Poetess (2/27/2014 1:58:00 AM)

    great thought...................and a nice poem, ..
    i also invite u to read mine... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 55 Points Niken Kusuma Wardani (2/25/2014 12:50:00 AM)

    Nice thinking - 'yes' or 'no' sometimes it's not that simple
    but certain thing can only be conclude by firm 'yes' or 'no'
    lovely poem, thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 15 Points Nikita Dutt (2/24/2014 9:25:00 AM)

    Amazing write Sir! ! Yes or No are the decisions, which destine what you do. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,489 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (2/24/2014 8:43:00 AM)

    Choices are the stuff of which life and destiny are made. You have shared a powerful perspective in this simple poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,921 Points Khairul Ahsan (2/23/2014 10:09:00 AM)

    You have made a bold statement in the poem. Those who follow your advice, will save many an embarrassment in life, though at times it may be very challenging to follow the advice straightaway.
    May I add to what you have already said, 'do not mix falsehood with truth while making a statement, for a mixture of truth and falsehood is more dangerous and worse than straight cut lies.'
    I guess, you might get some interest to relate your poem with mine, titled 'Yea And Nay'. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,545 Points Geetha Jayakumar (2/20/2014 5:17:00 AM)

    A Fantastic write. You have put me in puzzle whether to tell strictly either Yes or No. I am just wondering what one will use if partial Yes and partial No. It seems like replying bluntly at the same time clearly too. Its a thought provoking poem with a great meaning and I loved reading it.. (Report) Reply

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