Robert Murray Smith

Gold Star - 98,855 Points (17.03.1943 / Wellington)

Coexistence - Poem by Robert Murray Smith


When will you know
the beauty
of life, in
full sight?

The beauty of
a dragonfly,
helicopter like,
darting to and fro
for all to see.

The birds in daily
tasks, to be seen
by you, and me.

Look for a tiny
blue wren rushing
through the sky

Even a little brown
rat scurrying through
its day.

For all creatures live
in life, to coexist.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Form: Didactic Poetry

Comments about Coexistence by Robert Murray Smith

  • Stuart Munro (2/22/2017 2:31:00 PM)

    Robert, your mind takes me to happiness, not many minds do lol
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    Robert Murray Smith Robert Murray Smith (2/22/2017 4:15:00 PM)

    I'm so pleased with your comment Stuart. Poetry, is to be enjoyed. In its essence a poet's mind nutures, and shapes the poem to have an effect.


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  • (2/20/2017 10:36:00 AM)

    Simple and nice poem of coexistence. I like it. (Report) Reply

    Robert Murray Smith Robert Murray Smith (2/20/2017 2:00:00 PM)

    Thank you dear poet.


  • (2/10/2017 12:12:00 AM)

    Peaceful existence in animal world , a beautiful contrast. (Report) Reply

  • (1/23/2017 10:16:00 PM)

    Brilliantly simple. Yet, so fluid. (Report) Reply

  • Sylva-onyema Uba (1/18/2017 6:25:00 PM)

    'Live and let live'.

    We all need people and relationship to progress in life.
    Life is a social experience.

    'No man is an Island'.
    We lean on one another.

    Nice poem! Thanks for sharing! !

    Sylva-Onyema Uba.
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    Robert Murray Smith Robert Murray Smith (1/18/2017 6:40:00 PM)

    A wonderful comment. Thank you so much dear poetess.

  • Chinedu Dike (1/16/2017 7:28:00 PM)

    An insightful depiction of the interrelatedness of realities. Lovely and exquisite. Thanks for sharing sir and do remain blessed. (Report) Reply

    Robert Murray Smith Robert Murray Smith (1/16/2017 9:41:00 PM)

    I am very pleased by your comments.

  • Paul Reed (1/12/2017 7:16:00 AM)

    A reflective poem that captures how much we miss and pass by in our frenetic lives. (Report) Reply

    Robert Murray Smith Robert Murray Smith (1/12/2017 11:21:00 AM)

    Thank you so much for your kind comments

  • (12/15/2016 12:54:00 AM)

    Robert, if somehow, terrorists could capture the essence of what your writing is about, we would all coexist. Thanks for the simplicity, yet profoundness, of this poem. (Report) Reply

  • (12/11/2016 4:18:00 PM)

    So much of the time it seems that life exists to be in conflict, different organisms are pitted against each other in an evolutionary arm race of survival, and that everything is food for something else, but every now and then you can go into the woods, or and open heath and you can see different life forms just coexisting continuing in their own routines without injury to each other, and its in those moments you realize life does not always have to mean struggle. This poem reminds me of that lesson. (Report) Reply

  • (12/2/2016 1:52:00 PM)

    I love the imagery in this poem. It makes us
    think of living and loving using everyday
    things we may not connect when we think
    About life with our fellow man. Thanks
    for writing it. The beauty of
    a dragonfly,
    helicopter like,
    darting to and fro
    for all to see.
    I find these lines very deep yet so simple. Real good poetry.
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  • Mubeen Sadhika (10/31/2016 4:07:00 AM)

    Simple and Nice/
    Cute one indeed. Good to read. (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (10/24/2016 8:31:00 AM)

    Coming back to read this marvelous poem again.How in simple words the poem makes us aware of the beauty surrounding us.To quote a stanza- -
    The birds in daily
    tasks, to be seen
    by you, and me.
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  • Chan Mongol (10/19/2016 3:02:00 PM)

    The poet is very enriched with rationality to vow his love and solidarity to others. Again, this poem is very academic and inspirational. It teaches us to be nice with other beings and it doesn't matter how little another being is! Yes, all got rights to live in this earth and share resources from here.10 is given for this masterpiece. Thank you for sharing poet. (Report) Reply

  • Kenneth Maswabi (10/18/2016 3:22:00 AM)

    Everyone has to do his/her part in protecting the environment and our planet earth for the sake of our harmonious co-existence with all the beautiful creatures. Thank you Robert for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Frank Blacharczyk (10/16/2016 9:37:00 AM)

    I enjoy the imagery of differences need to co-exist (Report) Reply

  • (10/12/2016 9:57:00 AM)

    Poets have only words to express the human ideas and here the poet describes the importance of co existence between people to people irrespective of difference of various ideas and beliefs wonderfully written. (Report) Reply

  • Tammy Hendrix (9/24/2016 4:53:00 PM)

    Now this is my kind of poem. Coexistence. Yes. That is what life should be all about. Oh what a world this would be. Short, simple and sublime. Very nice. (Report) Reply

  • Rajesh Thankappan (9/14/2016 8:16:00 AM)

    In our day to life we often miss the intricate thread of coexistence that is woven by the nature. With your delightful imagery you have captured the very essence of it.10/0 (Report) Reply

  • (9/14/2016 5:41:00 AM)

    Another good write you are a consistent poet my friend (Report) Reply

  • Seamus O' Brian (9/13/2016 5:03:00 PM)

    In a biosphere glutted with predator/prey relationships, where nearly every cognizant being lives in daylong fear of something higher on the food chain than itself, it is refreshing to pause and consider those relationships that can co-exist in some way symbiotically. Nicely done!
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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