Tirupathi Chandrupatla


A Lone Tree


A lone tree
On roadside
Not too tall
Had all
Its leaves
Coated with dust
Like a car
Spray painted
In the paint
Booth.

Observing
Closely
Ev ery leaf
Showed
Disease spots
Those
Unerasable
Marks
Symboliz ing
Ill health.

A tree
Left
To its own
Resources
Unattended
Uncared for
And abused
Awaiting rains
To wash off
The dust.

Submitted: Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/28/2014 12:58:00 AM)

    Everything is bound to ruin and final collapse. Here is a beautiful poem narrating the meaning of a tree and damaged leaves. I think it is a principle of nature and decaying is a routine factor and final collapse. The poet created a good poem and I enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (4/10/2014 4:17:00 AM)

    A tree
    Left
    To its own
    Resources
    Unattended
    Uncared for
    And abused
    Awaiting rains
    To wash off
    The dust.
    Love your ink. (Report) Reply

  • Yash Shinde (3/19/2014 12:13:00 AM)

    ......rain really cures all diseases, agony, pain stress.....so is for trees.......it seems that you've given words to the emotions of a tree........great work dear (Report) Reply

  • Musfiq Us Shaleheen (1/7/2014 12:03:00 AM)

    yes possibly Indian subcontinent... specially India and Bangladesh or anywhere....
    but washed away after rain.......... as we wash our odds of time...
    very nice...
    - Shaleheen (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (1/1/2014 12:37:00 AM)

    Typical scene from Indian sub continent, Bangaladesh and many more countries, where we don't have enough rain..Nice to read.. (Report) Reply

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