Vijay Sai

Veteran Poet - 1,746 Points (30 12 1975 / Trichy, South India)

Today And Tomorrow - Poem by Vijay Sai

Children playing see-saw
Housewives busy cooking rice and stew
Gentlemen sinking in files and folders
Students studying quakes and volcanoes
Scientists searching new inventions
Surgeons stitching sutures
Saints sitting in postures
Politicians fighting hot debates
Builders cementing bricks and grills
Bakers baking breads and buns
Life is all normal and as usual
Nothing alarming, so as to say
But not the same, seconds later
Massive mountains of rubbles
Devastated by an evil earthquake!
But not the same, years later
Children playing see-saw
Housewives busy cooking rice and stew
Gentlemen sinking in files and folders…

Comments about Today And Tomorrow by Vijay Sai

  • (5/24/2010 2:21:00 AM)

    Eckhart Tolle in his book ' The Power of Now' says there is nothing like Past and Future. What is is NOW only. Now is all that exists. Of course, Your poem means a lot to common man, a stuff in reality! (Report) Reply

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  • (2/14/2010 8:57:00 AM)

    this is the way it is.
    I don't pretend to understand God
    but without him it would be even worse still.
    thanks for a good poem.

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  • Jester's P (2/10/2010 9:32:00 PM)

    In the horizon of 'man', things are actually set into patterns. a certain process were in we too cannot observed it because it seems natural, we are use to it.
    However, there are things that cannot be there in our daily lives, and this is what we call a paradigm shift/ or in-lay-mans term change of attitude, thus includes, change of work, house location and so on and so forth.
    But one thing is there that cannot be change, and that is our destiny –horizon between life and death…well some things as well cannot be taken from the pattern of this horizon, value system.

    nice work.
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  • (2/10/2010 8:33:00 PM)

    Vijay - reading your work one of your strenghts is your ability to have incredible movement in your poems - there is movement, vibrentcy, a certain aliveness like we are looking down on an entire world.

    I would like a line break the poem goes into the earthquake then another once it starts up back to normal again.

    Maybe add a few lines at the end that might have people doing different things after the quake.
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  • (2/9/2010 7:32:00 AM)

    You did not give us a build up, you did not give us a warning, snap bang out of nowhere in the midst of the 'regularness' of life you penned in your earthquake; nicely credibly narrated (Report) Reply

  • (2/9/2010 2:25:00 AM)

    Unwonted and very powerful THEME! (Report) Reply

  • (2/5/2010 12:29:00 PM)

    wowww, , ,
    interesting theme....
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  • (2/3/2010 7:32:00 AM)

    wow. based on what you see right? i like it i'll give it a...9. very well thought out. (Report) Reply

  • (2/2/2010 7:05:00 AM)

    It seems you are portraying daily events to a man that may happen!

    Astonishingly wonderful!
    I love it!
    I love it!
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  • (2/2/2010 3:02:00 AM)

    A nice portrayal of the world and the people's daily concens along the axis of time... (Report) Reply

  • John Mccullagh (2/1/2010 7:54:00 PM)

    I think that you have hit upon an interesting theme This is an interesting idea. I wouled suggest moving the locale from Haiti to Naples in the shadow of vesuvius.. (Report) Reply

  • (2/1/2010 7:36:00 AM)

    Really Outstanding! The images are just like the scenes keep rolling as time passes by in a film. Shows what we are and what we will be.
    Unconditionally remainds us of old memories!
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  • (2/1/2010 7:15:00 AM)

    life is beautiful indeed. with earthquakers or mildness life remains (Report) Reply

  • Adam Reed (2/1/2010 7:05:00 AM)

    it sounds like a song to me =) . sad but also represents a new beginning. good write =) (Report) Reply

  • (1/30/2010 12:40:00 AM)

    Life goes on no matter what and disasters will
    always be with us thanks for the read
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  • (1/29/2010 3:26:00 PM)

    And poets explaining the world around. (Report) Reply

  • (1/29/2010 9:08:00 AM)

    your poem introduces a very common situation we live most of our days in a routine and nomatter what happens in the world of disasters and wars we always end up moving on and forgetting it is a curse and a bless great poem thanx for sharing (Report) Reply

  • (1/29/2010 8:07:00 AM)

    Natural calamity is a part of life... and you are true... life continues after that... I liked your way of expression... (Report) Reply

  • (1/29/2010 7:51:00 AM)

    wow! what a difference between today and tomorrow! Awesome! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 29, 2010

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