A Man And The Tree Poem by M. Asim Nehal

A Man And The Tree

Rating: 4.8

A man started to wonder
about the life of a tree
standing at a place
without any movement
how it must be feeling?
same sun from same place
same moon from same place
same wind, but from different directions
Life must be boring and redundant!

And to strengthen its place
and for smooth growth
the roots go deep down the ground
the stem grows thick and hard
look at me, I am moving
from place to place
and I see the different things
from different place
same sun but rising from all directions
same moon, but from different horizons
The world for me is a playground
and I keep moving
I come back to this tree only
when I am tired or hungry
and I thank Almighty
for these two legs without roots…

Monday, October 31, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: philosophical ,life
Dr Pintu Mahakul 31 October 2016

While we think about philosophy of life and compare this with tree and we feel this world as playground. Same moon, same sun, same wind but perceptions as per our actions differ. Still a man wonders about life of a tree. This is interesting definitely.....rating 10 for this.

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M Asim Nehal 12 January 2019

Thanks much Pintu Ji.

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Edward Kofi Louis 01 November 2016

To thank the Creator Almighty always! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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M Asim Nehal 12 January 2019

Thank u so much my friend Edward....

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Rajan Trajan Renganathan 24 December 2022

Awesome poem, how well you compared the two.

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Rob Lamberton 18 December 2022

I love legs too! ! I have a paraplegic brother who misses his!

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Bri Edwards 15 May 2022

So, Asim, is there symbolism in THIS poem? And let me know if you ever ses the sun rising in the West, please. ;) bri

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M. Asim Nehal 16 May 2022

Well I am waiting for it and I hope you too. My guess is as good as yours.

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Bri Edwards 15 May 2022

'I am moving From places to places' I'd say 'from place to place' I would suggest other edits, but THEN you might ask me to write a poem in Urdu or Hindi, and THEN I'd be like a man 'up Shit's Creek without a paddle' to use an American expression.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 15 May 2022

A great poem.................Top score!

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