Sunday, 9 December 2012

Obituary



Sympathy, ah! Sympathy you show to a lone tree
Writing obituaries in haste…wait for God’s decree
Burnt in your ire lay all my kin, my kith…dead,
I, bare, lifeless wait ….for fate… yours instead
You lived off my leaves, fruits, roots like a parasite
Plundered, raped, chopped me to prove your might
But I am a fighter…
My roots are protected in mother’s womb; my seeds sheltered in air
sprout, spread, to watch your destruction, I’ll be there…
I was....long before you came into being, will be there when you cease to exist.
But you will perish, buckle under your own sins, fade into mist
No, I won’t die, will live to see you scorched, burnt to chaff
Writing your obituary,then...I will have the last laugh!

Picture taken from:danielbeltra.com


This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda

42 comments:

  1. A powerful piece, Meenakshi....This illustrates the placidity and unresponsive attitude of the man..nothing less and nothing more..!! Such will power retain and move lives.
    Wonderful attempt....deep insight into Nature.

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    1. wow! that is a compliment, ma'am! Your encouraging words made my day!

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  2. I love the way you have displayed Nature's fury on man's cruelty and foolishness ... the words of tree are right !!! Brilliantly portrayed ... it's amazing how you come up with such gems every time !!!

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    1. For the time being its is cruelty but time is about to come when it will turn into a blunder. Thanks for appreciating!

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  3. Once again you have come up with a gem..

    meaningful lines beautifully turned into a powerful story..

    great poem Meenakshi.. full of intent..

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    1. Thanks you so much, I am glad you liked it!

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  4. it is after posting my comment that i read the other two comments.. one has used the word 'powerful' and other 'gem'.. i ended up using both without prior cognition of comments above..

    this itself shows that this one indeed is a ''powerful gem''...

    thumbs up.. :)

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    1. you are too kind with your comments, Thanks:)

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    1. Thank you so much and welcome to my blog!

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  6. wonderfully penned....
    1st time here at your space and loved the flow of words...will try to go through old write-ups.....!!

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    1. Thanks Irfan, You are welcome to my blog!

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    1. Thanks Ankit, I read your, very nice post, best of luck for the competition!

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  8. The last 4 lines ----stunning-
    excellent observation and depiction

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  9. well, as i said earlier, i really don't know how to appreciate poetry but i love reading them. this one was absolutely brilliant. i could feel the indignation of the tree.

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  10. Hi Meenakshi.This is the first time that I am visiting you.Your poem is awesome.Each word touches the heart!Your flair for writing is exemplary!Best wishes for the contest.

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    1. Thank you ma'am. Coming from you it's an honour.

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  11. Fabulous one Meenakshi...

    Of all the post I read so far for this initiative, liked yours best!

    Very well said, penned and decoded! Kudos to you!

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    1. Thank you so much Ekta, It feels I already won!

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  12. The angst came through beautifully!

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    1. That' a big question... thanks for reading, Bikram!

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  14. Touching poem...more than touching...it's an eye opener for all...!!!

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    1. If even now we open our eyes to the looming danger. Thanks for reading Anjan!

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  15. Beautiful imagery, Meenakshi - the lone tree's ire and mockery.

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  16. First of all I apologize for dropping by so late ...I really don't want to give any excuse ..I know I'm at fault..
    n of course a big Thank you for leaving your footprints on my writings even though I was unable to get back to you ...I am touched..
    Coming to the post ..It's really hard hitting and power packed ..Loved the way you expressed yourself..
    All the best
    Cheers

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    1. It is perfectly fine. Thanks for visiting and taking time out to read my composition.

      Thanks for appreciation!

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    2. the pleasure was all mine.. :)

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  17. And without the papers made out of a mighty tree is needed to write an obituary too. Strong message. Very true. We humans should feel bad and not proud for their actions

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    1. Thank you so much for finding it worth these kind comments!

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    1. Thank you for making efforts to read older posts, Sir. This is rare!

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