A Plant Succulent Poem by Savita Tyagi

A Plant Succulent

Rating: 5.0


Life without art and literature is
Like a sheet of cake without icing.
So dull and colorless.
My thoughts like sugar sprinklers
Decorate my cake.
Blessed we are to be given a packet
So uniquely filled to enrich our lives.
Oh! But my packet is getting empty!
Content all used!
Much of it lost or wasted in my folly.

In my hour of desperation
Someone touches me softly.
Points me to some new yawning.
Look around! Look hard!
Remove the wrapping!
Dig deeper!
Not all your shelves are empty!
There is still so much you haven't used.
Be innovative! Be creative!

Well, maybe it is right in front of my eyes,
But, I just can't find it!

A Voice assures me again.
Have you ever seen a succulent plant?
Deep within you is a Being just like that plant.
Rising upon a dry hard surface
It draws its sustenance from distant sources.
Like from a pipeline invisible,
Riches of life siphon from it,
Drop by drop for you to collect.

Trust yourself!
When you feel obtuse
Like a plant succulent
It is there to enrich your life.
Always, till your last mortal breath.

Monday, September 2, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: poetry,reflections
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dr Dillip K Swain 02 September 2019

An excellent work dear madam! Appreciated the way it is expressed.....10

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Savita Tyagi 03 September 2019

Thank you so much Dr. Swain for reading and commenting.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 03 September 2019

Trust yourself! When you feel obtuse Like a plant succulent It is there to enrich your life. Always, till your last mortal breath.......touching expression with lofty theme. The beginning sentence is much important and likable. A brilliant poem is astutely delineated.10.

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Savita Tyagi 04 September 2019

Thank you so much Kumarmani gi.

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Lyn Paul 09 October 2019

Innovative, creative and beautiful words. Simply amazing full of great wisdom These are my favourite plants Growing from just a cutting and spreading them through the garden. The flowers are always a surprise. Thank you Savita Your words and your comments are a joy to read.

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Aniruddha Pathak 04 October 2019

Beautiful analogy, there is a perennial river flowing within, which might deplete, but never dries up completely. And then, only a vessel which is emptied at least a little, can be filled up again.

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Valsa George 26 September 2019

Trust yourself! When you feel obtuse Like a plant succulent It is there to enrich your life. Sometimes in life we all feel a dryness and think that life has gone vapid..... but dig deeper. You'll come upon new streams of life. What we need is the ability to probe deeper and the perseverance to make use of what we have found! Great thoughts!

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Me Poet Yeps Poet 05 September 2019

Trust yourself! When you feel obtuse Like a plant succulent It is there to enrich your life. Always, till your last mortal breath.r not to just praise the comparison is just excellent ma'am You are into literature

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Yoonoos Peerbocus 03 September 2019

a very meaningful analogy.....fine to ponder on

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