Survival Strategy

Survival Strategy

A Poem by Shreyas Tripathy
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Do you know what it takes to survive? Pride or submission? Ego or meekness?

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Tall, strong, huge

Its trunk's radius deluge

Its leaves violently shook

When strong winds blew

 

Rigid it stood

Broke right into two

How it fell I saw

I was there too

 

Swaying in the breeze

Smaller plants and trees

Let the winds blow strong

They made it through with ease

 

Call them puny, call them weak

All they are, is truly meek

They sway under pressure, sway and touch the ground

A long lasting life, its all that they seek...


© 2012 Shreyas Tripathy



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Such an intriguing read, i like this makes me feel good i am alive in a way.
awesome writing skills here. Inspiring as well

Posted 5 Years Ago


Shreyas Tripathy

5 Years Ago

Oh ! Really !!! This is an awesome day for me actually :)
So many great reviews !
This is quite a good one.. On the outset it appears to be a poem about sturdiness of trees; may be something you would find in a nursery rhyme book.. but it has a hidden message... I could grasp the metaphor that lies within: underdogs who always emerges as the winner... I loved the simple writing style... it was a fresh change for me :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


Shreyas Tripathy

5 Years Ago

Thanks a lot. I appreciate the review !
I really love the ending of this, it ties the whole piece together so beautifully. Wonderfully done, I enjoyed this. :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


Concise and effective, two basic qualities of a decent poem and I appreciate your talent that your poem has both of these qualities.
I guess to stay alive, everyone has it's own techniques. Few gets success, most does not. :)

Keep writing and keep sharing.


Posted 5 Years Ago


Shreyas Tripathy

5 Years Ago

Thank you !! I appreciate your review :)
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B30
I smiled at the word 'deluge' and I don't know why.

Great piece of writing and as always, a great invention. Smooth flow and great choice of words in the rhyming parts. :D

Posted 5 Years Ago


Shreyas Tripathy

5 Years Ago

Thanks for the review. You smiled :)Why? Is deluge wrongly used here ?
B30

5 Years Ago

Haha I think it's more of a happy experience :D
Shreyas Tripathy

5 Years Ago

:)
I enjoyed this poem, it is humbling... Nice work.

Posted 5 Years Ago


It's official, I am your biggest fan.

Posted 5 Years Ago


I'm pretty sure I would fail at surviving in the wild >.> But, good poem! XD

Posted 5 Years Ago


Shreyas Tripathy

5 Years Ago

Our world is wild ! We need a camouflage to disappear... Thanks for the review :)
Felecia

5 Years Ago

You're welcome ^.^

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Added on October 13, 2012
Last Updated on October 13, 2012
Tags: ego, pride, meek, submission

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Shreyas Tripathy
Shreyas Tripathy

Jaipur, India



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I am Shreyas Tripathy, a student who is pursuing engineering in the discipline, Computer Science Engineering. I have always had a creative side in me. Its just that i never had a platform or the.. more..

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