Maida Iftikhar Chikan

Rookie - 413 Points (30th August 2003 / The paradise on earth, Anantnag, Kashmir)

Endure Like A Tree - Poem by Maida Iftikhar Chikan

When you bloom sweet smelling flowers,
and captivate a garden welcomingly,
never love your flowers
for they won't last long.
They shall soon fade,
and alter into God's kind creation.
You will soon bear,
your patience's sweet fruit.

When your fruits are ripened,
none you shall taste.
The strange world will.
After they pluck your fruits
and make your branches feel alone,
your worth then shall be tarnished
to a dried up lake
and then will worldly love cease to be.

Then will kind nature change its face
leave you alone amongst your loneliness.
Summon thy unseen courage
and endure like a tree.
when your leaves start to slowly leave,
never fret, there'll be more to take their place

Topic(s) of this poem: patience

Form: Allegory


Comments about Endure Like A Tree by Maida Iftikhar Chikan

  • (5/18/2017 10:02:00 PM)


    Hi Maida,

    Very poignant observation on nature, its beauty, its vagaries-the vagaries of life; What we should expect from the daughter of Kashmir- the heaven in the World.

    What a profound write: :
    never love your flowers
    for they won't last long.

    And this exquisite phrase/ image:
    your patience's sweet fruit

    Reflective of Shrimad Bhagavat Gita: :
    When your fruits are ripened,
    none you shall taste. - Maa phaleshu kadaacha? ? ?

    Very philosophical here:
    After they pluck your fruits......
    ..... worldly love cease to be.

    And the inimitable conclusion:
    Then will kind nature change its face
    leave you alone amongst your loneliness.
    Summon thy unseen courage
    and endure like a tree.
    when your leaves start to slowly leave,
    never fret, there'll be more to take their place

    Great piece of art, coming from a little girl of fourteen (Am I right?) . A 100....................
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    Maida Chikan Maida Chikan (5/20/2017 7:25:00 AM)

    yes, true...thank you....very much.....just that i have a great love for nature....all of it comes naturally....
    well, thank you, sir, for your time... means a lot

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 25, 2016

Poem Edited: Monday, January 25, 2016


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