Plants In Agony Poem by omar ibrahim

Plants In Agony

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I am a flower who lived in peace
in a garden which looked very much like heaven
but the gardener planted some noxious weeds
the weeds bribed the foolish gardener

the weeds broke flowers' thorns as they grew strong
no weeding or mulch can stop their tenacity
the gardener is treating the flowers as weeds
the weeds bribed the foolish gardener

the garden is now full of fallen leaves
the grass is changing from green to yellow
while the gardener does not seem to care
the weeds bribed the foolish gardener

the plants are trying to survive
while the weeds are bound to exhaust themselves
the gardener knows it, but he's trying to forget
the weeds bribed the foolish gardener


February/2010_Omar Ibrahim
revised by: MR.Ronald Peat

omaribrahim-keats@hotmail.com

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Angelica Ayman 17 February 2010

very interesting, , very well writing like it soo much, , really a very talented poet thank's for charing angelica

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Ahmad Shiddiqi 28 March 2010

Wonderful! ! ! A very nice metaphor on flower, an autobiography-pastoral words.

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Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK 17 April 2010

Weeds are spice of a garden… Otherwise the gardener’s work will come to halt… So to give employment weeds bribed gardener lolol Voted 10+ Ms. Nivedita UK

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Siddartha Montik 07 June 2010

Nice one Omar.. explains so much how the world is going on now! nice narrative.. right in the garden! thanks for sharing!

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Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal 12 February 2010

the plants are trying to survive while the weeds are bound to exhaust themselves the gardener knows it, but he's trying to forget the weeds bribed the foolish gardener......plants are going to survive and weeds going to exhaust.. vry rightly said.. much damage done already but still live hopes are there....i liked the poem....10 read mine lovelynlife....10.. diamonds are for ever

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Derek Haughton 09 December 2011

A trifle too obscure for my limited intellect, 'the weeds broke the flowers thorns', what does that mean, I know of flowering plants with thorns chaenomeles japonica for instance, but weeds tough enouugh to break the thorns?

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Simiwuna John 30 July 2010

This a good modern version of the papable of the sower.i like it n added it to my favouritez.

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Hans Vr 25 July 2010

Wow, I think that is a great poem. Very strong poem with strong and original imagery. Reading it, I was thinking of the corrupt politicians making life for just people tough, just because they allow the weeds in our society to flourish. Our Creator is the 'supergardener' far above any ordinary gardener and in the end the good plants will win. Weeds and corrupted gardeners tend to be so greedy that they suffocate themselves. Congrats man, if at the age of 16 you can write such a high qualtiy poem, I think a great future lies in front of you. If Egypt would be part of the Ottoman empire still, I would hope my country is part of it too. :)

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Marieta Maglas 21 June 2010

very well written and a very deep message

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Amrit Rathi 17 June 2010

The poem is wonderful and convey a deep meaning. Are we that foolish Gardner? The garner who treat good and beautiful badly against the bad things and help them to grow watching that the godd things are dying as he is so enticed by the bad things.He isspoling the very garden given to him to take care? Thanks. I give 10+

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