Be like the seed

He was beautiful, he stood strong
Branches wide, stem so long
Caught everyone’s eyes, inspired poets
Proud and tall, wind with him sang duets

Beside him, it lied lifeless on the ground
It waited in silence, nowhere to be found
The dormant seed, being laughed at by the mighty tree
Showing perseverance in the dirt, far from glee

There came the storm, the skies began to roar
The leaves trembled, stem scared to core
But the eyes of the seed finally shone
Like the storm was a friend whom he had known

The winds changed their song
The soft duets got all the notes wrong
In a flash and a deafening noise
The tree fell, like children’s toys

There, the seed flied
With exuberance he cried
Taking the strength and removing all doubt
Reaching at a safe place, got ready to sprout

Not like the tree, be like the seed
So the storms’ strength are on what you feed
Life is a marathon and not a dash
Give it time, only destruction happens in a flash

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87 thoughts on “Be like the seed

      • barrira May 8, 2015 / 7:12 am

        Took me 2 days to get back here, I’ll let you guess how ‘good’ things went lol
        Have so much of catching up to do all the blogs, best way to spend 3 off days 🙂

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      • Prateek Kohli May 8, 2015 / 7:47 am

        Haha well it means things can only get better from this 😉
        Welcome back 🙂

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  1. secretivewriter May 6, 2015 / 7:29 am

    “Life is a marathon and not a dash
    Give it time, only destruction happens in a flash”
    This is exactly what I needed to hear.. Thank you Prateek !

    Aren’t you tired of hearing how well you write.. ?

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    • Prateek Kohli May 6, 2015 / 9:48 pm

      Thank you so much, S ! Its the best compliment that I was able to say that someone wanted to hear. And I’ll be never tired of hearing this, so please never hesitate whenever you feel so 😛
      And your all posts will get my comments as soon as I get some time. A lot of running around is going on these days 😀

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  2. inkmode May 6, 2015 / 7:32 am

    Each of your post is very well executed.
    Compliments will be mere alphabets.
    Just keep writing… 🙂

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    • Prateek Kohli May 6, 2015 / 9:51 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words my friend 🙂
      I will try my best to leave the same effect on you by my future posts too. 🙂

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  3. Life Under The Blazing Sun May 6, 2015 / 7:41 am

    Couldn’t agree with you more, Prateek. Most of us are like the tree, standing tall thinking nothing can touch us let alone harm us, but the nature has it’s ways to bring down everyone.
    Loved this one! 🙂

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    • Prateek Kohli May 6, 2015 / 9:56 pm

      You got the very essence that I wanted to convey, and I regard this an achievement ^_^
      Thank you so much ! It is great to be appreciated by someone who is so good with words 🙂

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  4. izza ifzaal May 6, 2015 / 8:04 am

    Someone is getting way way better! I am so proud of you 🙂 and the last lines were commendable 🙂

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    • Prateek Kohli May 6, 2015 / 9:59 pm

      Izza ! You are among the first few people who started reading what I wrote and that’s why this means so much to me. Thank you so so much. ^_^

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      • izza ifzaal May 7, 2015 / 5:05 am

        Really I am fortunate then 🙂 you are doing great..just be Prateek you ll rock 🙂

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  5. Kritika Vashist May 6, 2015 / 10:11 am

    This is a great analogy, Prateek.

    Last stanza spoke the truth. Beautifully written. Yes, be a like seed. Such inspirational and powerful poem 🙂

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    • Prateek Kohli May 6, 2015 / 10:31 pm

      Thank you so much as always, Kritika. My thanks may sound redundant but they are always from the heart !
      And yes, be like the seed. Unless you are Ranveer Singh, then be Ranveer Singh? Right ? 😛

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      • Prateek Kohli May 6, 2015 / 10:57 pm

        Hahaha you have company, don’t worry. 😀
        But why ? 😀

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      • Kritika Vashist May 7, 2015 / 12:20 am

        See, it’s 5:49 and still awake. I tried to sleep but couldn’t. I don’t know why! After one hour of struggling with sleep I finally got out of the bed. What’s wrong with me!

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      • Kritika Vashist May 7, 2015 / 4:58 am

        Too much thinking, I’d say. If I had a penny for each thought I’d have been a billionaire by now.

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      • Prateek Kohli May 7, 2015 / 4:14 am

        Haha I was on a mission to reply to all the comments in the night and then fight for a tatkal ticket at IRCTC website. So too many challenges were there, but I dozed off 😛

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      • Kritika Vashist May 7, 2015 / 4:57 am

        You could have told me. I’m up since then. I’m going to sleep tonight only! I think is the first time I had done this. I feel so energetic.

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  6. Shreya Khandelwal May 6, 2015 / 10:30 am

    Wow! This is such a beautiful poem. A brilliant thought transformed into mighty words. You are an amazing poet, Prateek. Hats Off!

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    • Prateek Kohli May 6, 2015 / 10:39 pm

      This was some very kind words, Shreya and I feel like dancing after reading them! Thank you so much for your heartfelt comments. Really love them ^_^

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  7. ShethP May 6, 2015 / 8:37 pm

    Simple and striking. The poem is so well organized (I like organized stuff, though I’m not sure how well that goes down with poetry) and I love how it ends with that “wow” factor which makes you go, “Yes! You nailed it!” This is a beautiful reminder. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    • Prateek Kohli May 6, 2015 / 10:59 pm

      Thank you so much, Sheth for stopping by and for such an insightful comment. I am glad you liked it. Have a great day ahead 🙂

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  8. Nancynium May 7, 2015 / 4:59 am

    I don’t know how you do it Prateek.. I guess magic does really exist, your poems are a living proof!

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    • Prateek Kohli May 8, 2015 / 11:26 pm

      Haha thank you so much, Nancy for these words. I am really humbled 🙂

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  9. shambhavi31 May 7, 2015 / 8:17 pm

    Wow! 🙂 It’s ecstatic.
    Amazed. ^_^
    Last two lines are so true. Your poem is a pot overflowing with wisdom and faith. You are one of the best writers blessed by Mother Earth. Be like the seed, humble and filled with optimism. Mighty yet hollow, small but enlightened. 🙂 *Drawing inspiration *

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    • Prateek Kohli May 7, 2015 / 8:27 pm

      Hehe Shambhavi! I really feel that your comment is much more well-thought and beautiful than my post! Thank you so much ! The way you got what I intended to say and wrote such an insightful gist is heartening for me! I really don’t know how to thank you for this. So I will keep reading it and grinning like an idiot ^_^

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      • shambhavi31 May 7, 2015 / 8:38 pm

        Lol 😀 Don’t appreciate me so much, I am the humble seed 😛
        Your thoughts are beautiful. I am so happy to have read your poem. Always a delight, to be frank, your posts are very inspiring. 😀 You know I tend to think a lot, so that must be reason for my insight, but all thanks to the man behind the scene. 😀

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      • Prateek Kohli May 7, 2015 / 8:43 pm

        I think its time that the seed realizes its potential 😉
        And I am not saying this just to reciprocate, but your posts too have a magical effect on me – always! 🙂
        And thinkers are always the best people. ^_^

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      • shambhavi31 May 7, 2015 / 8:49 pm

        Thank you so much 🙂 I am gratified by your words Prateek 🙂 But, my thinking and over- thinking has made me an insomniac :/
        Currently, listening to music, to get some sleep, but all in vain. Bohemia, has left me pondering. 😀 Bohemia is a rapper, I hope you know.

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      • Prateek Kohli May 7, 2015 / 8:53 pm

        Ah this happens. And I really don’t know how to stop this. I usually tend to stare at the stars from the window to sleep.
        And yes I know Bohemia, but how has he left you pondering? 😀
        “Mundya nu geet mere yaad jiven school di kitab” ? 😀

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      • shambhavi31 May 7, 2015 / 8:58 pm

        Haha 😀 I get lost in thoughts listening to his song. I love his songs and his story lies in between the lines.
        Sitariyan to vadh ke jahaan ne hor, aje zindigi chi baki imtahaan ne hor 😀

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      • shambhavi31 May 7, 2015 / 9:05 pm

        Hazaar gallan:D I guess that’s what happens to me at night!

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      • Prateek Kohli May 7, 2015 / 9:14 pm

        Its good its good !! The second song you told me that will be on repeat ! 😉

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      • shambhavi31 May 7, 2015 / 9:17 pm

        I know! Good good. Now that the music from my playlist is here, I would like to recommend Carnival Of Rust by Poets Of The Fall.

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      • Prateek Kohli May 7, 2015 / 9:20 pm

        Going to this right now. Till then, you may try
        ‘Yeh Mojeza’ – the mtv unplugged version. And I am not sure if you’d like it. I have a old-people like choice. 😀

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      • shambhavi31 May 7, 2015 / 9:56 pm

        I enjoyed this song ^_^ One song led to another! 😀

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      • shambhavi31 May 8, 2015 / 4:53 am

        No, it’s slow, but the music is amazing, I really enjoyed it and it being unplugged, the voice is too good.

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      • Prateek Kohli May 7, 2015 / 9:05 pm

        Ohh which one is this? I think I have heard the wrong songs of him. “Sohni model lagdi, model town wich rehndi?: 😀

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      • shambhavi31 May 7, 2015 / 9:09 pm

        Lol 😀 You should listen to all the right ones.
        I am glad to list few of them right here(if you don’t mind;) ) :
        Rooh
        Hazaar gallan
        Diwana
        Eitbaar
        Brand new swag(This one has eng rap too)

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      • Prateek Kohli May 7, 2015 / 9:17 pm

        Yaayy Thank yoouu ! And my mind and ears are both glad. 😛
        I have heard just Diwana till now :/

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      • shambhavi31 May 7, 2015 / 9:18 pm

        You must listen to dil acapella
        And Soch by Hardy Sandhu.

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      • shambhavi31 May 7, 2015 / 9:00 pm

        I can’t see the stars from my hostel window, although I can peep into the window of a flat just two steps away. 😛

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      • Prateek Kohli May 7, 2015 / 9:07 pm

        Hahaha I think Bohemia is a better choice then. I have to listen to him too now. I have to be awake till 10 to try and book a tatkal ticket so let him give me company xD

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      • shambhavi31 May 7, 2015 / 9:19 pm

        Oh 😦 That’s sad. I usually don’t travel by train , but have heard a lot about IRCTC. They are very annoying especially the site 😦

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      • Prateek Kohli May 7, 2015 / 9:24 pm

        Yah, this would be the final trip from hostel so the luggage is just too much to be taken by the flight. And yes the site ! I am a proud user of the 2 worst sites of India. Irctc and erp.iitkgp (our academic information and processes happen, or are supposed to happen through this one)

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      • shambhavi31 May 7, 2015 / 9:32 pm

        Haha 😀 proud user ah!
        I am also travelling day after. Good.
        Hostel life. I miss my old hostel. New one has only good food, and as you said before, grass appears greener on the other side. I do relate to your luggage issue. After shifting once, I have decided, never to get lured by shopping malls or letting them overpower me 😛 Situation under process. Lol 😀

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      • Prateek Kohli May 7, 2015 / 9:56 pm

        Hahaha I hope your other blog remains unaffected by this resolution 😀
        And the old one would have also been as new and uncomfortable as this one once. Things got better then, there’s no reason they won’t now 🙂

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      • shambhavi31 May 7, 2015 / 10:01 pm

        Oh ya! No wonder, there are no posts on that blog. I have literally kept my wallet closed, except for regular food purchase. 😦
        Yeah, I hope that too. 🙂
        I learnt a new thing recently, if there is a problem, find solution soon as once dealt will boost our enthusiasm to face more, if they cross our path.

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      • Prateek Kohli May 7, 2015 / 10:06 pm

        Truly said ! Winning is a habit. It has to be acquired in the beginning, then it happens involuntarily 🙂

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      • Prateek Kohli May 7, 2015 / 10:08 pm

        And I am sure you’ll revive that again. The money will come 😉
        In the words of Baburao Ganpat Rao Apte (Hera pheri) : Paisa aaj hai, kal nahi hai par parso phir hai na ! 😀

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      • shambhavi31 May 8, 2015 / 4:58 am

        Lol 😀 Hera Pheri was one epic movie! I wanna Watch it again 🙂

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      • Prateek Kohli May 8, 2015 / 5:03 am

        Oh yes ! I can watch it any number of times and end up laughing till my stomach aches 😀

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      • shambhavi31 May 7, 2015 / 8:52 pm

        And as far as potential is concerned, I do need to realize that and work towards it. I hope I continue on this path of optimism, and a big thank you to you for your continous bouts of inspiration loaded poems. 🙂

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      • Prateek Kohli May 7, 2015 / 8:56 pm

        You’ll always find a crowd of genuine well-wishers who are always encouraging you. May you continue to spread smiles, tears and most importantly, thoughts by your words 🙂

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  10. ruchisom May 13, 2015 / 7:23 pm

    Oh WOW! Somebody has left a mark of motivation! This poetry is just “Awesome”. Your conclusion are splendid, zest always resides there! Nice 🙂

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    • Prateek Kohli May 14, 2015 / 7:38 pm

      Your appreciative words always do wonders, Ruchi. I am really humbled. Thank you 🙂

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      • ruchisom May 15, 2015 / 7:12 am

        Welcome! You write so well that appreciation automatically falls in place 😛 🙂

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  11. ruchisom May 16, 2015 / 8:21 am

    By the way, are you getting updates from my page, because I have updated setting thing which used to show my other blog.

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    • Prateek Kohli May 21, 2015 / 9:29 pm

      Thank you so much, S.A, for taking the time out and appreciating 🙂

      Like

  12. sunainabhatia May 21, 2015 / 7:51 pm

    what a wonderful writer/poet you are….I have to rush but I am glued to your blog…..quickly read a few poems….am going to come back to comment more on this….but just one word for you for now….BRILLIANT…..

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    • Prateek Kohli May 21, 2015 / 7:56 pm

      I am truly honored, ma’am. It is always amazing to be appreciated by someone who writes so deeply and passionately. The pieces would be waiting whenever you get time 🙂
      Have a good weekend 🙂

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