Poem: The Struggle For Existence

By: Pijush Kanti Deb


The tree is too generous
to hide its helplessness
and the golden creeper is opportunist
to accomplish its earthly compulsion-
‘’The struggle for existence’’.
as the difference is significant
and debatable too
so accountable is their pains and gains
in the process of their mutual transaction
the tree gets a beautiful golden crown
from the golden creeper
in exchange for a free shelter to it
and the watchful world-
the best judge-
the bewitched evaluator,
proclaims its partial verdict soon
giving the golden creeper
a universal recognition as a struggler
the passive tree gets a slow suffocating death penalty.

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