Comments : The Ark

  • 2 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    This poem was promoted by a dear friend after an unusual conversation. So I write bit this to give credit for the inspiration.

    "If you build a boat and eventually have to repair it plank by plank, is it still the same boat? "

    My answer was yes.' The structure of the vessel remains the same. You're just fixing the damage (or hurt).

    "Then what about people" "skin cells die every second only to be replaced by new ones, are we still the same person?"

    Again yes.

    Yes, because we are not dead, our core remains intact. We have not been cut down. Felled sometimes perhaps, but still alive

    And like the tree
    If it does not kill us we will heal.

  • 2 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Love this! And I love your explanation of the inspiration for it. Fantastic analogies and thought provoking too. The last bit was a perfect ending ... if you're not dead you'll heal .. what doesn't kill you makes you stronger etc.
    It reminds me of another tree analogy I've read ... "you're not a tree. If you're not happy where you are - move."
    So well written and added to my faves :-)
    =^.^=

  • 2 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Thank you

    And I love your analogy

    Craig

  • 2 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    Awww, love it Craig. Great message.

  • 2 months ago

    by Brenda

    Craig, nicely done. I like where you took.this and the message it conveyed. Well done-

    • 2 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thanks Bren.

      Really enjoyed writing this one.

      Craig x

  • 2 months ago

    by Courtney Hough

    This is gorgeous. I love the comparison of us and mother nature. And that last line is truly beautiful.

    -Court

  • 2 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    Man versus nature, natures' actions verses man's greed perhaps..?
    Either way it does carry a very important message and it can be viewed
    from different points. Once again nicely penned!

  • 2 months ago

    by Em

    Fantabulous message

  • 2 months ago

    by Lucifer

    We have started this battle of nature vs us. These days nature is winning almost every battle.

    Nice thought, Craig.
    Well penned too.

    Good to see such great poems this week.

    • 2 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      And it is the way it should be!

      Without a tree, without a bee, a flower or a bloom. No cross pollination.

      Then man kind will be doomed.

      The world would tick away quite nicely without the interference of man.

      Regards

      Craig