Friday, June 24, 2011

The Thursday Think Tank # 55 - Inanimate Objects

You, the living
are too engrossed in
seeking the answer
to why you live.

You overlook us,
even though we are
as ancient as
Time itself.

We have given you life
and we live
through your life,
yet we are perceived lifeless.

We have heard
every said syllable
and we have seen
every giant and germ.

If only you had known of us!
We, the witnesses of Time would
have told you of every wonderful
moment in the history of our cosmos.

18 comments:

  1. A wonderful poem of contrasts Madhumakhi. Your poetry continues to evolve and grow. This is an
    excellent piece. Well done!

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  2. Madhumakhi,

    Getting a nice respectful balance.....

    Eileen

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  3. Incisive this is, Makhi. This piece is well-thought out. :)

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  4. I love this! The wisdom of the ancients, all around us, but we are too busy to listen and learn. Wonderful writing!

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  5. If only...we miss so much because we get caught up in the distractions of life. You expressed this beautifully.

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  6. Always running forward, it seems. Terrific write.

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  7. What a story they could tell us.

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  8. Oooh! I would love an encounter with these wise ones. Terrific philosophical piece.

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2011/06/26/seven-steps-to-gehenna/

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  9. This has a wonderful ancient feel of divine wisdom emanating from each line.

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  10. Wise words indeed, Madhumati.

    Nicely done!

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  11. I really love the concept of your poem. All the things that rocks have experienced it really would be amazing if we could communicate with them and your absolutely right we should show gratitude to nature

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  12. Lovely - I enjoyed reading this

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  13. Hmm, you're really making me think here. This was great! I wonder what changes in the world the trees on my street have seen? Or the rocks beneath our feet? :)

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  14. I liked this- I like the sense of mystery and things passed by and lost through sheer ignorance.

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  15. fantastic!
    http://bttrflyscar.blogspot.com/2011/07/wallflowers.html

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