A beautiful  flower once found itself,

growing amidst a bunch of weeds,

on a land of stale air,

with pungent smell suffocating…


“How do I live here, ” it said,

When I hail  from an enchanting world,

Being  away from my base,

In a different negative atmosphere….


Pondering  again  for a while,

It thought of  fighting with full strive,

secreting sweet  aromatic essence,

it tried to displace the foul air…


Stronger it remained with its will,

dispersing tranquil serene appeal,

even in diverse conditions of survival,

 disseminating in the zephyr fragrance pristine…


32 thoughts on “FIGHT AGAINST THE ODDS!

  1. The Other Side of Ugly January 15, 2013 / 11:50 am

    The essence and fragrance if beauty are so powerful my friend. Beautiful poem.

  2. muZer January 15, 2013 / 12:23 pm

    Oooh.. I so love this one as much as I love the title. And it is so relatable to the real world around us too. The strong willed and determined ones withstand all odds.

    • soumyav January 15, 2013 / 1:08 pm

      Iam happy dear you discover the real gist always!

  3. ajaytao2010 January 15, 2013 / 12:29 pm

    beautiful poem soumya,

  4. JasmineKyleSings January 15, 2013 / 5:22 pm

    BEAUTIFUL POEM!!! In a different negative atmosphere:
    Love that line. Some times I feel like I left that atmosphere. But I never thought of it as that.

    • soumyav January 15, 2013 / 6:07 pm

      Thank you Jasmine! Glad you got connected to the thoughts

  5. followyourshadow January 15, 2013 / 7:12 pm

    Many times we find ourselves in situations where we struggle to shine. This poem gives hope.

    • soumyav January 15, 2013 / 8:14 pm

      Iam humbled by your words of appreciation

  6. Raunak January 15, 2013 / 7:58 pm

    strong…very strong indeed.Great stuff Soumya!

    • soumyav January 15, 2013 / 8:15 pm

      Thank you Raunak!

  7. Eric January 15, 2013 / 8:12 pm

    Yes, a flower is a flower. We must be content to grow where we are planted… Beauty can be found in any place, whether a flower, a poem or a person… Thank you, Soumya. You are one such flower… 🙂 Eric

    • soumyav January 15, 2013 / 8:15 pm

      What a compliment Eric! Thanks for the beautiful thought!

    • soumyav January 15, 2013 / 10:13 pm

      Thanks for your generous words

  8. nightlake January 16, 2013 / 3:57 am

    a beautiful thought:) isn’t it like a lesson to all of us?

    • soumyav January 16, 2013 / 8:28 am

      yes very much ! for every one of us!

    • soumyav January 16, 2013 / 8:28 am

      yes very much ! for every one of us!

  9. Joan Miranda January 16, 2013 / 7:11 am

    What a lovely flower that must be that seems so fragile yet with a strength of will next to none. I would love to encounter more of them in people

    • soumyav January 16, 2013 / 8:30 am

      So wonderfully said Joan! yes inded we wish to encounter such people more…

    • soumyav January 16, 2013 / 6:56 pm

      Thank you Prateek!

  10. Britton January 17, 2013 / 5:33 am

    …But, may I ask you that will this struggle really dispense hope? The real struggle should not be to displace the present status but to remain true to oneself being in the current milieu hmm? Furthermore, from a silly Utopian point view, why I act like I am so superlative in class negating the surroundings as merely weeds, we really want such classifications?

    I love the perspective, though 🙂

    • soumyav January 17, 2013 / 7:59 am

      Its not discriminating others like weeds..its about the thought process,the narrow minded ness and the flower always knows wher eit stands,so humbly it accepts and tries to change the atmosphere. Rather than bullying or dominating. But that doesnt delete the fact that other are weeds in comparison to it.

      • Britton January 17, 2013 / 8:09 pm

        Yes. But, can it really change the atmosphere?

        • soumyav January 17, 2013 / 10:30 pm

          a positive minded soul and determination changes many things…and if every mind think alike,a change is inevitable

    • soumyav January 21, 2013 / 10:38 am

      very true Sharmishtha!

  11. orion xalanda January 20, 2013 / 1:26 am

    Inspiring and Beautiful!! Once again, I am deeply humbled by all I have seen.

    • soumyav January 20, 2013 / 10:10 am

      Thank you so much for your special words!

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