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Poem 324: Tug of War

Scientific Research Fellow in University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Tug Of War

to dig out the heavenly nectar from ocean

a tug of war

Vasuki twisted around Mandara

Devas dragging rope from one side

Asuras from the other

naturally poison coming out firstly

followed by nectar


life is a tug of war

when smooth no tug of war

so no obstacle

hence deprived from heavenly nectar

rough and rugged life

signifying a fight to win

smoothness stopping fighting

without fighting collapse of victory

fighter might be losing for several times

before winning in the long run

pain leading to gain

smoothness never gains

hence signifying downfall


here tug of war is life

heavenly nectar, the victory

poison, the obstacle

Mandara, the stability

Vasuki, the inner conflict,

Deva, the good will

and Asura, the ruthless time.


© 2022 Sankhajit Bhattacharjee

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