ramesh rai

Gold Star - 11,771 Points (13.12.1955 / howrah)

A lame fly


A lame fly
coming and sitting
on my body
again and again
unable to fly
perhaps
seeking for sympathy
i guess the world
like the lame fly

Submitted: Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Edited: Thursday, September 05, 2013

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  • Gold Star - 22,434 Points Akhtar Jawad (8/17/2014 9:46:00 PM)

    Comparing the world with a lame fly is truly philosophic. Someone asked Hazrat Ali, how much a man is dependent on his fate and how much he is independent? Ali replied stand on one of your foot, he did so. Then Ali asked him to lift the other foot in the same position. The man said that that was not possible. So we all are lame flies, partly dependent and partly independent, and like the lame fly we have no alternate but to beg the mercy of our creator. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 21,309 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/24/2014 9:54:00 AM)

    Close observataion and talented writing and therefore likes it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,668 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (9/8/2013 7:06:00 AM)

    Beautifully expressed observations about a lame fly. Please read my recent poem 'Innocent Earthworm'. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 7,536 Points Geetha Jayakumar (9/7/2013 11:26:00 AM)

    Wow. Wonderful write..Great message..Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 4 Points Faeo Lyre Clive (9/5/2013 10:34:00 PM)

    Woven poignancy. What a metaphor? (Report) Reply

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