samyak jain

7/11 Mumbai - Poem by samyak jain

in the deep recess
far away from the light
lives a neanderthral.

a giant in size,
mind firmly lent
to the nether of ideas
and morals,
the neanderthral
but human in shape.

the neanderthral
got envious of a tiny
'lop it i must',
he said to himself.
tree and i cannot
stay together.

so decided
he took an oversized
aimed at the tree
and cut it into two.

the smart tree,
the felled part raised itself
the same tree stood again.

the neanderthral
second time
dealt a mightier swipe.

cut but again
the giant was confused,

repeated the murder,
again rose the tree,
livelier, more vibrant
challenging the ogre
for another swoop.

upto the situation
the giant
conceding defeat
named the tree

the city that refuses
to call it quits.

Comments about 7/11 Mumbai by samyak jain

  • (3/22/2008 9:18:00 AM)

    I am reading it today and the incident came alive as if just happened...
    metaphorically well said

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  • (8/4/2007 12:44:00 AM)

    I really enjoy the deeper meanings your poems have contained thus far. You definitely have a talent. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/19/2007 7:25:00 AM)

    This is a beautiful poem! I like the amount of similes! Perfect! Keep writing!
    ♥ Lilly ♥

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  • Malini Kadir (7/17/2007 1:08:00 AM)

    Resilient mumbai!
    excellent work!
    keep it up!

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  • (7/16/2007 1:31:00 AM)

    I like the unusual similie here..a good one and very original like all your poems! (Report)Reply

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  • (7/12/2007 12:55:00 AM)

    yes aasiq, nothing dies for nothing 'lives.' (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 20, 2011

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