1. Have an Interesting Snippet to Share : Click Here
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Would you like to join the IL team? See open jobs!
    Dismiss Notice
  3. What can you teach someone online? Tell us here!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. If someone taught you via skype, what would you want to learn? Tell us here!
    Dismiss Notice

The generous and the selfish

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by Malathijagan, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. Malathijagan

    Malathijagan Silver IL'ite

    Messages:
    1,292
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Female
    The generous and the selfish




    Oh mighty tree! How barren you stand, this wintry day,
    While mortals, we, are wrapped up full,
    In Clothes all warm, to keep away chill.
    You shed thy leaves and give warmth
    To the bare feet of men, Poorer amongst us,
    While we greedy men
    Grab all the wool from yonder sheep
    To keep us warm and snug.

    Oh lofty tree! How proud you stand, flowers all in bloom,
    All through the spring, spreading thy fragrance to one and all,
    And we petty mortals, care not at all,
    We squeeze them in bottles to be sold as perfumes
    For the exclusive use of a privileged few.

    Oh generous tree! You stand so tall
    All full of leaves on a quiet summer day,
    We hapless men stand almost bare
    To shove away the scorching sun’s glare.
    You give us fruits, so tasty and sweet,
    They tickle our taste buds and make us go crazy!
    And yet we men, we merciless men,
    Cut down ye trees to fulfill our needs, Oh what a pity!
     
    Loading...

  2. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    23,654
    Likes Received:
    27,159
    Trophy Points:
    590
    Gender:
    Female
    hi malathi,

    Thanks for sharing..a beautiful message......in a beautiful way....:hatsoff
     
  3. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    12,521
    Likes Received:
    1,433
    Trophy Points:
    445
    Gender:
    Female
    Malathi, this is just great!
    I think this is the poem you were talking about!

    It is true that we 'squeeze' all the benefits from the tree and we don't do anything in return, maybe that has become the nature of men!:eek:mg:


    sriniketan
     
  4. Malathijagan

    Malathijagan Silver IL'ite

    Messages:
    1,292
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Female
    Thank you Shanthi for your prompt FB. Hope youenjoyed the poem.


     
  5. Malathijagan

    Malathijagan Silver IL'ite

    Messages:
    1,292
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Female
    Yes, we are all selfish taking everything from nature and giving nothing in return except piles and piles of garbage, that too plastics and electronic wastes which are polluting the beautiful earth to no limits!



     

Share This Page