Venkateswaran Krishnan Sreenivasan

Veteran Poet - 1,148 Points (JULY 14,1935 / ERNAKULAM, KERALA, INDIA)

The Survival Instinct - Poem by Venkateswaran Krishnan Sreenivasan

The survival of the fittest
I recall this hypothesis best
Darwin’s theory of evolution
That propelled a revolution

To survive and to thrive
Marks the strongest instinct of those alive
Through struggle, fight or flight
To win the war in their own right

The survival instinct in a few is extinct
This aberrant trait in some is succinct
In our bike riders and jay walkers distinct
Endangered in traffic far from home precincts

Man loses hope when he cannot cope
With stress; fickle minds dope
When it fails to confer peace and prop
The victim seeks refuge in a rope

Like an oil lamp with flickering wick
Like the dancing dew drops on a lotus leaf
Life on earth is ever unstable with grief
Desperation, conceit and kick

Topic(s) of this poem: human brain

Comments about The Survival Instinct by Venkateswaran Krishnan Sreenivasan

  • (11/14/2015 9:25:00 AM)

    Presence of survival instinct in a human is a natural phenomenon. It exists in every animal too. However, when a human becomes dejected with every thing including life itself, he gets in the grip of suicidal instincts.
    A most realistic and meaningful poem. Thanks for sharing.10 points.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 14, 2015

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