Subbaraman N V

Freshman - 864 Points (31st July 1941 / Karaikkudi - Tamilnadu- India)

Penetrating Paradoxes! - Poem by Subbaraman N V

Air kindles fire
The same air puts of the flame!
Water gives life
The same water destroys life!
Earth provides the place to live
The same earth swallows thousand lives!
Man builds the world
The same man destroys it cold!
Flowers waft sweet scents
The same fragrant flower later stinks!
Electric power rotates fast the fan
The same power kills by shock kills the man!
Waves caress our feet gently
The same waves consume lakhs fiercely!
Penetrating paradoxes
Unpredictable occurances
Sure beyond the man's control
Gift of God and the whip of nemesis!

Comments about Penetrating Paradoxes! by Subbaraman N V

  • (6/30/2008 10:57:00 PM)

    These paradoxes define life. Water, air, waves, fire, power, etc., benefit us in one form and are deadly if go beyond the range… wittily meditated and arranged…
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  • (6/27/2008 3:18:00 PM)

    excellent job, the paradoxes one of many and few of few are true when looked out from the mirror of things. Reflected in this poem is a perfect sense of confusion, yet a true sense of wonder and curiousity. Greatly done. Sorry I couldn't comment sooner. (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/24/2008 6:23:00 PM)

    Your parsdoxes, are all paradigms and paragons of what we as a people creatively destroy, regardless of unbias bigotry....Excellent work, my friend. Sorry for the delay in visiting....

    I no longer have the time
    for perfect metre, flouncing rhyme....
    or words that drip with golden honey....
    as i need to make green money.....
    to insure my family seed
    that they have a place to sleep!

    ~ FjR ~
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  • (6/23/2008 11:17:00 PM)

    A new concept perfectly depicted regarding the balance between man and nature...and nature will forever prevail...very unique Subbaraman. (Report) Reply

  • (6/23/2008 9:22:00 PM)


    Nature knows how to keep its balance. For every action there is a reaction.
    Excellent writing.

    regards anju
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  • (6/23/2008 11:38:00 AM)

    sir, thanks for sharing your noble ideas with everyone. a very nice poem, this is true that everything in life has 2 sides, same with God's gifts.we must remember we should not waste or misuse any thing in life. (Report) Reply

  • (6/23/2008 9:00:00 AM)

    utilisation is one thing and exploitaion another...any thing unethically disturbed will react....good write (Report) Reply

  • (6/23/2008 7:08:00 AM)

    A view of lifes light and dark, every reaction is a battle for balance between both that touch our lives, live or die we never know the reason why.. Andrew 10 (Report) Reply

  • Harish K. Thakur (6/23/2008 7:01:00 AM)

    The prime element of life and development that has inherent paradoxical structure presented in a queer but pleasing manner. Nice poem... (Report) Reply

  • Palas Kumar Ray (6/23/2008 5:57:00 AM)

    The Nature as well as the inventions of Science comes to us with it's blessings and curse blended together............We are to minimize the curses and get the blessings.
    Paradoxical yet so helpful.
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  • (6/21/2008 4:36:00 AM)

    it's like the match stick...used to light a lamp n also to set aflame... (Report) Reply

  • (6/21/2008 4:25:00 AM)

    Excellent write.. truth in its high end format.
    it deserves a 10+
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 21, 2008

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