Rajaram Ramachandran

Chennai born, now at Juhu, Mumbai, India
Rajaram Ramachandran
Chennai born, now at Juhu, Mumbai, India
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A Cow Tells Its Story

Rating: 4.3
A cow was tied to a peg
But allowed to go on its legs.
Its rope moved in cycle.
It grazed inside this circle,

More grass was available,
Beyond this limited circle,
But the rope in motion
Laid the line of its action.

In the place of this cow,
One’s life also fits in how?
Life is tethered to an object
That controls the subject.

How many have the courage,
Or, more strength at any age,
To break this stale bondage
That shackles at every stage?

An opportunity comes once
In one’s life, by chance.
If it’s missed by an error,
Then, it’s lost forever.
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COMMENTS
Chandini Jaswal 21 November 2019
" Life is tethered to an object That controls the subject." This figurative poem carries the profound truth of life. Excellent composition sir!
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Akham Nilabirdhwaja Singh 10 December 2018
An opportunity comes once In one's life, by chance. If it's missed by an error, then, it's lost forever. tragedy and happiness in life lie there, a true words of wisedom and brilliant write.10++++++++
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More grass was available, Beyond this limited circle, But the rope in motion Laid the line of its action. I do agree with you. Very few cross the circle.
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Geetha Jayakumar 10 April 2018
An Interesting poem, its topic caught my attention. Poem with a great message. Loved the theme. Thanks for sharing.
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Sochukwu Ivye 16 October 2017
Aha, the poet here gives voice and an unusually known quality to an animal of another breed. Fine poetry really. This is brilliant.
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Bri Edwards 17 July 2017
An opportunity comes once In one’s life, by chance. If it’s missed by an error, Then, it’s lost forever.........................ONLY ONCE! ! ! ? HAVE i 'missed the boat'? ? i thought that each of my three divorces was a 'breaking out' of a stale bondage'. BUT i had to feel sorry for each wife who gave/took a divorce from me; of course they all regret their LOST OPPORTUNITY for a lifetime of marital bliss! i've been 'testing' my fourth wife for almost ten years now. actually, my life has been somewhat lived in a stale circle, but i don't mind 'stale' too much. if one does not strive for greatness, one can not be faulted for not achieving it! ! ! you may quote me, young man. i read your PH bio after i read a comment you sent me on my poem: I Wish I Had Been Born A Bird...[personal; Birds; Humor].............i plan to comment on your comment someday. and i plan to read some more of your poems...............someday. i hope to enjoy the ones in which the animals speak. bri :)
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Ravi A 13 October 2009
Really a wonderful theme written in simple verses. I really like your simple, narrative style. It doesn't offer any obscurity but matches an elegant flow. Thanks.
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Lalitha iyer 20 February 2009
Dear Sir, oh, you are simply great. What a beauty, style, rhyme, rhythmn, fluidity, meaningfullness, moral, picturisation, oh, it is really superb
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Naseer Ahmed Nasir 18 January 2009
Simple write but full of wisdom.
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Sumita Datta 17 October 2008
So, well expressive poem in simple English... Also so meaningful...
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