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gajanan mishra

Gold Star - 16,061 Points (3rd April 19sixty / Tikapali, Patnagarh, Balangir, Odisha, India now at Tapobana, Titilagarh, Odisha, India)

A Banana Tree


A banana tree is
Troubled by a mad elephant.
This is the poem
Please understand
And control yourself.
Give all protection
To the banana tree.
Control the elephant
If you can,
Read my poem.
Take it in to consideration
The time and the situation.
Control yourself and
Expand not anything
Without knowing.

Submitted: Friday, September 20, 2013
Edited: Monday, November 03, 2014

Topic(s): existence


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  • Veteran Poet - 4,565 Points Geetha Jayakumar (11/3/2014 7:09:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem on Self control, which is a must for everyone.

    Poem with a great message.....
    Expand not anything
    Without knowing.
    Beautiful presentation. Loved reading it. I dont know how come I missed this poem. Thanks for sharing with us. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,154 Points Richard Provencher (8/26/2014 9:42:00 PM)

    The banana tree is all knowing, observes and metes out wisdom. A great poem, succinct and awash with wisdom. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 314 Points Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (6/4/2014 7:23:00 PM)

    I like the title “A Banana Tree” but the poem seems like you are talking to someone specifically and does not read much like a poem (perhaps I’m expanding without knowing) . The title is original. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 90 Points Joyce Wolayo (5/29/2014 7:42:00 AM)

    I really like...read my Poem in this poem and i love the rhyme in your titles its really poetic (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mazhari David (5/14/2014 5:13:00 AM)

    Self-control for sure, but I like Dylan Thomas's verse: Don't go gentle into that good night... but of course, this is another story** (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 551 Points Cynthia Buhain-baello (5/4/2014 9:50:00 PM)

    A very intimate picture of what is commonly happening in places where elephants roam around farms. Vividly and emotionally-packed lines lamenting the destruction of the beneficial banana tree. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,493 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/23/2014 7:57:00 AM)

    The poet asks to take some attention and take pain in understanding the meaning of the words that come in the poem I think. The poem is very beautifully told the idea in simple words and adjectives I think and also I like it as such. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 285 Points V P Mahur (3/27/2014 5:27:00 AM)

    Dear Sir, Thanks for your comments.
    I think in this poem you have created some humor. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 96 Points Sushil Kumar Tripathy (10/4/2013 10:49:00 AM)

    Control yourself is rightly written as to control mad elephant- A nice poem, I like it, Let me try to save banana tree.
    Sushil Kumar Tripathy sonepur (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Yong Son (9/21/2013 9:21:00 PM)

    All thing are living and showing respect to trees are equally admirable! (Report) Reply

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