Sunday, July 20, 2014
Creative Spot - A Poem by Mahendra Gonsalkorala
We are trees
We are trees and live on what you breathe out
We just stand and observe day in and day out
We only move when it's windy, staying still mostly
We are alive like you, and do grow, albeit slowly.
Yes, we have no feelings, and devoid of emotion
But that’s no bad thing is our considered notion
You see, we don't feel pain sadness or hunger
And this may be the reason we carry on longer
You ask us, ask us, are you conscious?
"What is consciousness", we remark
"Have you got a soul", you then ask
Questions! Questions! Goodness gracious