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Man cries, cries in the same way
An animal or a plant, once I was
Told by a tree how he suffered
In the hands of men and animals
When he was a sapling goats did
The maximum damage to him
Nearly he was uprooted by the hair of his head
Then he was eaten up and broken
Into several pieces, next were the feet
Of human beings rubbed him against

The soil, one upon another came all
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Kanniappan Kanniappan 02 December 2013

Fine! With all difficulty only, the tree grows. But at any stage, it can be cut by men!

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Heather Wilkins 02 December 2013

a beautiful write. everything lives even the plants and trees. so feeling they must have.

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Tirupathi Chandrupatla 30 November 2013

If tree could speak this is what it would say. Beautiful poem. Thank you.

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Suman Kumar Das 28 November 2013

so beautifully composed...............

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Kanav Justa 28 November 2013

.... a beautiful write.... loved the message you gave in this poem... wonderful

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Ambrosia A 27 November 2013

A great message. Every one of us hurt others or will be hurt by, knowingly or unknowingly. But unfortunately neither the silence nor loudness is heard, coz it needs heart to hear not the ears!

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Tribhawan Kaul 26 November 2013

Well crafted metaphorical poem.. Reading this piece of yours reminds me of those who are exploited day in and out. Last line is correctly directed to those who exploit. Great

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