Rajaram Ramachandran

Gold Star - 23,017 Points (13-7-31 (see reverse) / Chennai born, now at Juhu, Mumbai, India)

A Cow Tells Its Story - Poem by Rajaram Ramachandran

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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  • Akham Nilabirdhwaja Singh (12/10/2018 5:18:00 AM)

    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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  • Narayanan Kutty Pozhath (5/10/2018 8:45:00 PM)

    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 (4/10/2018 5:24:00 AM)

    An Interesting poem, its topic caught my attention. Poem with a great message. Loved the theme. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Sochukwu Ivye (10/16/2017 11:11:00 PM)

    Aha, the poet here gives voice and an unusually known quality to an animal of another breed. Fine poetry really. This is brilliant. (Report)Reply

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  • Bri Edwards (7/17/2017 9:06:00 PM)

    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 (10/13/2009 10:01:00 AM)

    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. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/20/2009 2:25:00 AM)

    Dear Sir, oh, you are simply great. What a beauty, style, rhyme, rhythmn, fluidity, meaningfullness, moral, picturisation, oh, it is really superb (Report)Reply

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  • Naseer Ahmed Nasir (1/18/2009 11:14:00 PM)

    Simple write but full of wisdom. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/17/2008 8:28:00 PM)

    So, well expressive poem in simple English... Also so meaningful... (Report)Reply

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  • (9/15/2008 10:18:00 AM)

    Hi, I liked your poem and its true that we are all bound by the invisible ropes...but I have a question, what if somebody did move out of the circle, and did something but people around shunned because you dared to move out? (Report)Reply

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  • Vidyadhar Durgekar (8/29/2008 8:00:00 PM)

    Meaningful poem with good rhyming (Report)Reply

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  • (7/14/2008 7:46:00 AM)

    thought provoking and inspirational too (Report)Reply

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  • (7/6/2008 4:26:00 AM)

    May be a story - but reality in our lives! Nice poem! (Report)Reply

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  • (6/3/2007 2:16:00 AM)

    An opportunity comes once
    In one’s life, by chance.
    If it’s missed by an error,
    Then, it’s lost forever.

    Yes, it is true sometimes a chance comes once,
    it may just passed forever if not catch it at once.
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  • (5/22/2007 6:57:00 PM)

    Great poem and an easy tenner given here. I bet there was a lot of cow paddies left behind by thatpegged up cow. God bless all poets-MJG. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/1/2007 10:37:00 PM)

    I liked this Raj, indeed we need break free from constraints (unnecessary ones anyway) . I thought perhaps this was written in tetrameter but I have little experience with rhyme, I seemed to flow nicely.
    -Bernie
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  • (1/10/2007 2:31:00 AM)

    Excellent development of a simple commonplace image of a cow tied to its peg into life's complexities. Only a master in his craft can express such profound ideas in such a simple way. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/1/2007 1:38:00 AM)

    Oh what a wise and clever poem to start the new year with...
    'How many have the courage,
    Or, more strength at any age,
    To break this stale bondage
    That shackles at every stage? '
    Why are we staying inside the circle?
    Thank you for reminding us....how precious we are
    Pia
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  • (11/12/2006 8:37:00 PM)

    It is such a beautiful poem. The simplicity bowled me over. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/6/2006 10:37:00 AM)

    Sir, This has truly hit the nail. The message is so loud and clear.... yet in words so simple. You are the master here with the talent to juggle with the words and deliver some social cause. We humans could do so much with our lives and if the guide is of your calibre it becomes more and more exciting. I totally agree with the comment of Dr. Celestine Manohar here...... Please never stop your writings your blessings on us....... Chandan (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 1, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 31, 2010


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