Samanyan Lakshminarayanan

A Short Dialogue With Infrastructure - Poem by Samanyan Lakshminarayanan

Man is making you
bigger and bigger
man in turn is becoming
smaller and smaller

If i have to be made
bigger and bigger
the simple logic is
man is also growing bigger

You are man's physical growth
i meant his mental growth
i could glide down the highway at 120km/hr
to enter a factory which is pitch dark
without power
i could reach office soon and be ablle to do nothin
the highway itself could become barren
fearing a missile from foreign
is missile also your counterpart....
designed for mass killing?

iam the same everywhere
if iam a100ft road
i would remain so forever
i never grow on my own
regarding... man's mental growth
i don't know
you seem to be asking the right questions
to the wrong person
{infrastructure leaves}

even the 'dumb' infrastucture knows
i was asking the right questions

Comments about A Short Dialogue With Infrastructure by Samanyan Lakshminarayanan

  • Sandra Martyres (6/18/2009 8:37:00 AM)

    You have started a great new dialogue on a topical issue...with infrastructure, it is difficult to decide who controls what or whom for that matter- excellent piece 10+++ (Report)Reply

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  • (3/13/2009 1:18:00 AM)

    laping one another you have penned well. very nice indeed., (Report)Reply

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  • Barry A. Lanier (3/8/2009 10:06:00 PM)

    My take one the poem is man has both become overly dependent on the infrastructure as well as neglicent in its maintenance.....who controls who, , , , (Report)Reply

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  • (3/6/2009 8:25:00 AM)

    Well, this interesting and well expressed poem is certainly different from most others one sees on a poetry site, Samanyan. It is written on a topic that can be expounded upon at great lengths, far greater than just what this one single poem
    addresses, and for the simple reason that infrastructure is everywhere. It affects our daily lives in ways most don't ever perceive. You may have opened for door for a flood of poems on this fascinating subject! Carl.

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  • Barry A. Lanier (3/5/2009 7:59:00 PM)

    man has just found his need for greed and speed....kills the infrastructure, kills his country, kills the world, yet the armegeddon will be televised (Report)Reply

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  • (3/1/2009 1:41:00 PM)

    once again a unique and thoughtful write from your pen..... carry on writing (Report)Reply

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  • Rajaram Ramachandran (3/1/2009 6:32:00 AM)

    Sky is the limit for any development and from the stone age man upto the jet age man developments have taken place beyond description. You have touched this subject nicely. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/28/2009 8:57:00 AM)

    But then man is delued
    isnt he?
    a good write
    +++++10 anju

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  • (2/28/2009 7:25:00 AM)

    interesting composition, valid questions- wake up to do introspection. unique presentation.10


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  • Ramesh T A (2/27/2009 11:19:00 AM)

    Materialism leads to all sorts of things inhuman in the name of modernism and civilisation leaving ever live in fear and not in freedom! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 27, 2009

Poem Edited: Friday, February 27, 2009

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