Kesav Venkat Easwaran

A Weed That Sprouted...

As the farmer started
To water his crops,
A weed that sprouted
In overnight rains
Started telling:
Folly thy!
Water me, why?
I’ll prosper high
On my own will
Without your grace,
Without your
Watery feed

Thank God!
The deaf man
Didn’t notice...

May 13th 2009

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Poem Edited: Thursday, May 28, 2009

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (3/5/2020 3:06:00 PM)

    There are some of us that are strong
    and can independently stand without help
    from anyone.
    A poem of great depth and thought provoking.
    Brilliantly penned.

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  • Ejaz Khan (7/28/2009 1:04:00 PM)

    A meanigful write, with multiple choices for interpretations, both interesting and with a deep message!

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  • Ritty Patnaik (7/14/2009 9:03:00 AM)

    from the weeds too, tiny wild flowers grow, which are as pretty as gods other creations.a beautifull write.

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  • Patti Masterman (7/11/2009 9:55:00 AM)

    Yes, if weeds could really talk, there'd never be any silence again! Great idea for a poem.

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  • Raj Nandy (6/29/2009 10:00:00 AM)

    I enjoyed reading the thought provoking poem and also the variety of comments!
    Perhaps the 'weed' becomes a symbol of evil around, amidst which we have to live and survive without getting tempted by it! 10+
    I am in full agreement with Mr Premji as well! The corrupt politicians should be plucked and burnt as dead weed! -Raj Nandy

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  • Lee Crowell (6/2/2009 6:47:00 PM)

    your wit here is matched by your creative ability
    nice write here Kesav
    a deaf gardener - who would have guessed? LOL

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  • Smiley HookerSmiley Hooker (5/27/2009 11:20:00 AM)

    A very meaningful poem about creation, about chances and the right to live. Because everything in this world has a purpose and only God knows. well written! 10: -)

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  • Tamara Hanaring A Thought Mate (5/27/2009 5:44:00 AM)

    excellent writting..beautiful story of that deaf man..hoping that he is abe to smell and that flower will alllow that who spend the life watering enjoy it's color and it's scent..10++++

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  • Dr.Wardha Jawdat (5/26/2009 1:26:00 PM)

    wow! ...don't know if what i interpreted was correct but kesav jee....i felt as if you were speaking of the All Caring God who showers us all equally..even though some of us be His ungrateful creations who think nothing of those beneficiencies in our pride and foolhardiness! !

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  • Julio anzueto (5/26/2009 10:58:00 AM)

    The never ending thought of selfreliance... well presented on this poem

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  • Keith Parsons (5/25/2009 7:35:00 PM)

    I think this poem is about will. None of God's creatures exist purely by their will. The 'Thank God! ' comment is meant for the weed. Because, were it for the weed's will only, he may not get watered. It is God's will that the deaf man was there vs. a hearing man. Subsequently, the weed was watered. Succinct, thought-provoking poem. Good job.

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  • Bonnie Collins (5/25/2009 12:14:00 AM)

    Enjoyed this very tender wrtie, filled with a tad of heartwarming set with a touch of sadness..... Even a weed has the right to live.... Very nice...

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  • Sonya Florentino (5/24/2009 5:41:00 PM)

    the weed didn't know the man was deaf, the man didn't know the weed was there... thank God indeed....(I'm smiling)

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  • Bright Rose (5/24/2009 5:38:00 AM)

    that was lovely, brilliant and well written

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  • Kainwo Moses (5/22/2009 6:32:00 AM)

    There is a lot in this for everyone-farmers and development workers alike, and others. It even informs parents and teachers. Wow! Indeed you are helping shape the original thinking of the world of workers.

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  • Sally Carter (5/22/2009 4:05:00 AM)

    You have a great ability to find material out of such a humble situation. Very nice.

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  • Lynda Robson (5/22/2009 1:35:00 AM)

    A very astute write from you as always Kesav, made me smile,
    10
    Lynda xx

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  • Joseph Poewhit (5/21/2009 7:25:00 AM)

    That tells some real real truth. Very well put.

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  • Salu Salu (5/21/2009 2:14:00 AM)

    a lot of events happen around unnoticed....you digg the dignity.. pomposity...and innocence rather blended together... provoked thinking...
    when you conclude with ' the deaf man didn't notice' you shifted a smile on the readers lips. rgrds/salu

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  • Muhammad Ali (5/20/2009 11:35:00 PM)

    hahaha....... super sensual! nice story told! A++

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