Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

Don'T Be A Tree! - Poem by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

Not a planted tree to stay at a place,
Spreading the roots in underground space,
Looking for the sun to beg for the light,
Photosynthesis, reproduce and rot.

When the wind blows, to shake our heads,
We are not the trees that have no leads,
During the storm, to get uprooted and fall,
We are the trees that are too rigid, not flexible.

For the fallen leaves, the trees never cry,
For the fallen human, we have to voice and try,
We are the human, the rulers of the earth,
Not the trees of the soil that has no mirth.

Let us not lick the feet of anyone for our survival,
Let us not get tickled with someone's failure,
Let us not be the fools to get hoodwinked and cheated,
Let us be the survivors conquering the thoughts.

Comments about Don'T Be A Tree! by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

  • Valsa George (8/4/2012 11:55:00 AM)

    Respond to situations and turn into men of action......! . A powerful message brought out through an apt simile! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Diane Hine (8/1/2012 6:35:00 AM)

    Determination and positive action are needed in life. Great comparison. (Report) Reply

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (7/30/2012 12:34:00 PM)

    Intelligently differentiated tree and man. Last stanza much bold with sloganic strength. Well written. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 30, 2012

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