Sunday, November 13, 2005

Felt like writing a poem, hence ....

And so you thought i didnt exist
or maybe you just wished me away.
You hoped I vanish into the mist
or that maybe with time, I would decay.

I stood firm to my ground.
Not an inch did I displace.
I slowly grew tall and round.
Your rejection, I had to embrace.

You knew me when I was a seed.
You ate my house and threw me out.
I had to live among the grass and weed.
The injustice! To whom could i mouth?

During sun and rain, day and night
I grew stronger with the resolve
I was just a kid, yet had to fight
and so my character soon did evolve

I now had leaves and deep roots
I altered the beauty of your lawn
The world now enjoyed my fruits
The birds nested and the squirrels ran.

Finally, I was taller than your home
My shade was my gratitude to you
So you called up a truck and an axe!!

Being a tree ..
I could
never be free ...

10 comments:

agastyabhrata said...

I strongly wonder what made you write this. But it felt so nice reading it;

Sreejith said...

nice and wise.

the-think said...

:) great!
it's been ages since i read anyone write about anything other than themselves :)

Anonymous said...

The ending appears to be tragic,but isn't the poem really flaunting about the person,whoever you are trying to personify,that he has grown superior to his adversary?

I find a tone of arrogance in the poem,don't you?

btw,congratulation on your achievements in ACM,OSAKA etc.

Anonymous said...

The ending appears to be tragic,but isn't the poem really flaunting about the person,whoever you are trying to personify,that he has grown superior to his adversary?

"During sun and rain, day and night
I grew stronger with the resolve
I was just a kid, yet had to fight
and so my character soon did evolve
"

I find a tone of arrogance in the poem.

"Finally, I was taller than your home
My shade was my gratitude to you"

Don't you?

btw,congratulation on your achievements in ACM,OSAKA etc.

The optimist from utopia said...

very nice.. loved it.

mythalez said...

@brother of the sage: i have no idea wat made me write this either ... n thanku :)

@sreejith: ^:)^ thanku thanku

@persephone: ^:)^ ^:)^ thanku. btw jus read ur blog, its generally abt someone else :P

mythalez said...

@anon: welcome back (though u may be another one :D). First of all, thanks a lot for actually tryin to study my poem (like they do for the school 'literature'). Well, if the narrators thinks he has grown superior, he also says how he his end can so easily be brought abt by the adversary ... so has he ever deluded himself into thinkin he is superior ?? And reg arrogance ... yeah maybe there is some ... good isnt it :D

@optimist frm utopia: (Can there be pessimists in utopia??) Thanku thanku ^:)^ ^:)^ and Welcome to my blog >:D< :P

Lord of all Things said...

1st poem i like in a long time! simple and nice without being overly dictionary type

Arvind Krishna said...

Rama, u r on a winning spree,
y do u worry abt this tree ?
you thought this brings us glee?
No way!! the reader would def'ly flee!!!

Don't pesture us like this - my humble plea :P

Just kidding young kid, awesome poem ra, give it to Jayanthi ma'm, she'll get it pasted on those Banyan trees.