Rajesh Thankappan

Gold Star - 11,132 Points (Guwahati)

'Sense' Or 'Impulse' (A Sonnet) - Poem by Rajesh Thankappan

Shall my ‘impulse’ steal a victory
Or shall discreet ‘sense’ march on to win?
This is not a brief story
But a prolonged struggle outwardly unseen.

Impulse reacts hastily to a stimulus
While sense aspires to predetermine the right route
In their struggle I find myself helpless;
As both combatants wants victory as their fruit.

But one thing let me now at this juncture say,
Never can ‘sense’ always prevail over ‘impulse’
And another point which too is clear as a day
Is that never can ‘sense’ be altogether repulsed.

So, like a tossed up coin they both lose and win
Heads or tails, they are just like Siamese twins.

Comments about 'Sense' Or 'Impulse' (A Sonnet) by Rajesh Thankappan

  • Mihaela Pirjol (8/23/2016 11:53:00 AM)

    I like the creative way in which the aspects of both: '' sense '' and '' impulse '' are debated in this fine-written sonnet. The last two lines, makes for the perfect closure of it. (Report) Reply

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  • Valsa George (7/4/2015 12:29:00 AM)

    Sense and Impulse co habit in man like Siamese twins! One of the two cannot be totally exterminated! At times 'sense' predominates over impulse and vice versa! Those in whom sense predominates do less foolish things! That's the only difference! A very intelligent write, Rajesh. A 10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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