An Answer Poem by Subroto Chatterjee

An Answer

Rating: 5.0

[I wrote this poem in response to Robert Frost's 'A Question']

Who decides o’er life and death?
And who will tend to our woes?
It is flesh and blood and gasping breath.
Do I believe in God? God knows.

Copyright © SC
04th April 2009

Sandra Fowler 20 April 2009

Your answer resonates. God does indeed know. Very thought provoking. And also very revealing. Kind regards, Sandra

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Vidi Writes 26 April 2009

Still I find a question in this answer. That's the beauty of this poem. Its a question of life time Existence... one has to find a meaning for it One has to find the reason for it. Rest, the question itself, yeilds the answer. Thoughts thoroughly provoked. May have to do some more reasoning. Thank you.

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Kesav Easwaran 01 May 2009

It's more like a question...the 'gasping' breath has been beautifully interposed...that gives the answer...good poem bit...10

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Surya . 12 May 2009

in as much as there is life on earth, death also is a reality so as to accomadate new ones in the pipe line. as regards timing and cause, ur karma balace will decide the same.u have to believe this untill u bring in another convincing theory.nice.posted 10 surya

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Jasbir Chatterjee 27 May 2009

Many questions remain unanswered in our lifetime and often no question has any particular answer. That's the mystery of life!

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Jasbir Chatterjee 28 October 2011

Subroto, your poem suggests that you are an agnostic! Our lives may be to a certain extent pre-destined, but like all good sportsmen we need to put up a good fight to the finish, with all our flesh and blood...

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Fay Slimm 12 August 2009

A succint and clear answer to the ulimate vexing question - -and thought provoking for any searcher.........10plus from Fay.

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Bhaswat Chakraborty 29 July 2009

A worthwhile question asked with sincerity and poetry.

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G. Murdock 27 July 2009

I can only say what I feel and I feel there is no God. Does that make me a villain? That's what I must know.

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Smiley Hooker 21 July 2009

I agree with you, sir. We can utter a thousand words but only God knows what's inside our heart and soul. Very inspiring and well-penned! :)

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