Samanyan Lakshminarayanan

# #a Survival Plan

[the concept of this write stolen from one of
jakki vasudev's story]


a group of farmers
went to god the creator
asking for a reform in nature

the right thing at the wrong time
that's what you do they say
a drought when we need rain
a pouring rain which does not give us gain
a flood to wash away our grains

give us the power
to handle nature
we do know better
god obliged without an utter

after tilling and sowing
almost like a drip irrigation
the rain was made to fall on
the growth was encouraging

the rain was stopped
when not needed
the field was a lovely green
sparkling in the beautiful sunshine

we will reap the benefits
when we harvest...thought the farmers
a mild breeze to take away the heat
uprooted a part of the cultivation

is it a trick god is playing on us
the farmers thought..examined the uprooted
roots were short
grains not too many

god owed an explanation
'see i give a drought for the root to grow
deep inside to find its resources
the growth of the root stabilizes the plant'

MINE WAS A SURVIVAL PLAN
YOU WANTED AN IMMEDIATE GAIN

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Poem Edited: Thursday, October 29, 2009

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Comments about # #a Survival Plan by Samanyan Lakshminarayanan

  • Govind Seshadri (10/27/2009 6:56:00 AM)

    god proposes
    man opposes
    nature disposes

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  • Elysabeth FaslundElysabeth Faslund (10/14/2009 8:23:00 PM)

    Point well written, in a form and meaning anyone can understand. Brevity is not lacking in this, and though serious in nature, can be thought of as 'joke is on you! ' Excellent! xxxElys

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  • Pandian Angelina (10/4/2009 1:00:00 AM)

    Stolen, but, stolen well. A stolen treat maybe but now revealed for the benefit of all. Thanks for sharing the treasure with us. Angel

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  • Marieta MaglasMarieta Maglas (9/29/2009 2:15:00 PM)

    wonderful descriptive realistical poem, very well written and an excellent message..........10++++++++++

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  • Anusha Subramanian (9/29/2009 4:36:00 AM)

    A strong, faithful message..Power.. Through a story..10++

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  • Rm. Shanmugam ChettiarRm. Shanmugam Chettiar (9/27/2009 4:26:00 AM)

    a symbolical story with good information. shan

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  • Mubeen SadhikaMubeen Sadhika (9/26/2009 11:19:00 PM)

    Its a good story about power and faith. Nicely captured.

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  • Meggie GultianoMeggie Gultiano (9/26/2009 12:18:00 AM)

    You wrote this with wisdom and faith.
    A strong message you always conveyed in your write.
    This is a great.

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  • Vidi WritesVidi Writes (9/24/2009 11:21:00 AM)

    Wohhh...stolen story or a shower of glory! ! !

    What an enormous theory of survival.
    Reasong.. is what lacks...
    Humans think... we are differnt than animal
    We have brain... we are intelligent...
    But that intelligence... just falls short to reason.

    Yes... only he who has seen the drought
    Can think of survival and ways to it.
    Life... a wonderful master theory... hot spot
    Who can crack its mystery....?
    Yes... He is...
    The one who can reason each bit of it.

    Wonderful, dear poet. I just love this write.
    You have put the right thoughts at right stanza
    Making the whole read, a great delight.

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  • Catrina Heart (9/23/2009 7:39:00 AM)

    Great plan woven with deep thoughts to think from it! ! ! .....well done! ! ! 10/10

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  • Bob Blackwell (9/23/2009 6:36:00 AM)

    Bad farming practises have eroded many hectares of land, top soil fllows down our rivers to be deposited in the oceans. You are so right we should stick to Gods plan. Bob 10++

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  • Patrick A. Martin (9/22/2009 9:51:00 PM)

    Thank you for this insightful verse---

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  • Shakuntala Sharma (9/22/2009 11:36:00 AM)

    Imagination and the final insight are really good ...10

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  • Antonio Liao (9/22/2009 1:07:00 AM)

    a deep poem of fate, resemble in faith; as it belong to human reason....what
    a beautiful write of the inner feeling of the One whom our faith believed the
    wonder of immortality....thank you for sharing, a great survival plan of
    our destiny.....a 10 +

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  • Mangla Shanker (9/21/2009 1:09:00 PM)

    a gud opinion......very nicely written and paragraphed..........10

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  • Aparna Sinha (9/21/2009 12:02:00 AM)

    I am not sure if I commented on this earlier, but I enjoyed reading it a lot..its very narrative, very beautifully written

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  • Almedia Knight-Oliver (9/20/2009 12:07:00 PM)

    Man, for years have tried to control destiny but fails in his attempt to control nature...only mother nature understands the when, what, and why of her creation like a mother knows when, what, and why her baby cries. Thankis for sharing this poem...a 10

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  • Sandra Fowler (9/20/2009 11:04:00 AM)

    Your conclusion is superb and so very true.
    10/10.

    kind wishes,

    Sandra

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (9/20/2009 3:19:00 AM)

    good survival plan SLN...thanks

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  • Maitreyee Joshi (9/20/2009 2:23:00 AM)

    the last two lines are very significant.sometimes not to be in control is a better bargain.nice insight.thanks

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