Greenery is in the eyes of the beholder

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“The grass is greener on the other side”


Half the globe won’t let the Sun go
The other staring at the blue waiting for the clouds
Man spending thousands to get a glimpse of snow
Man clearing the white roads to walk into crowds

Corporates making billions by selling fairness to some
While some others getting tanned by the beach
As the high of inferiority takes its toll like old rum
Joy of content rests in pieces like the King’s Speech

A child unable to wait to grow up is confused
To see his elders longing to be children again
When was this urge in the mind first infused
That what you have always calls for disdain

Thank you Kritika and Steph, both of you brilliant poetessesΒ for nominating me for Quotes Challenge. This was the Day 2 when this lovely bird was seen looking at the grass on the other side of the park as if finding it alluring. He had a jolly companion too but before I could take out the camera, he had already taken a flight to that side.

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33 thoughts on “Greenery is in the eyes of the beholder

  1. Nicole Alexandra Chua June 15, 2015 / 11:32 am

    “A child unable to wait to grow up is confused
    To see his elders longing to be children again”- very true, indeed! πŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli June 15, 2015 / 12:18 pm

      Thank you so much, Nicole, for letting me know you found it relatable. I am glad πŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli June 15, 2015 / 12:53 pm

      Thank you so much ma’am. I am glad you liked it πŸ™‚

      Like

  2. Kritika Vashist June 15, 2015 / 11:43 am

    Wow! Even for quote challenge you could write such a meaningful poetry. If only people read this… πŸ™‚

    I liked the picture too, it is difficult to capture birds, I know!

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    • Prateek Kohli June 15, 2015 / 12:12 pm

      My quotes are so cliche that wordpress will start looking like the annoying timeline of Facebook if I share only them πŸ˜€
      And thank you so much, as always. I had wondered for years that how the silver lining is better than the joy the clouds give. πŸ˜€ Then I read geography and it struck me. What western poets didn’t have, gave them happiness. The eastern ones loved snow and clouds πŸ˜€

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  3. Prajakta June 15, 2015 / 11:59 am

    Woot! You have put in the contrast so well while working on the grass is always greener theme πŸ™‚ Also like how you bring in the natural mystic while keeping it in sync with the brutal reality of life. Nice!

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  4. AdiC June 15, 2015 / 1:03 pm

    To pick up a quote we’ve used in circumstances innumerable and since time immemorial, and put it so articulately is genius indeed!

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    • Prateek Kohli June 15, 2015 / 7:38 pm

      Hehe I thought of making it humorous in the beginning but when it was done, it looked lame πŸ˜€
      I am glad this version is likable πŸ™‚ Thank you πŸ™‚

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  5. Shreya Khandelwal June 15, 2015 / 2:22 pm

    Wow! A brilliant job. A simple quote transformed into such beautiful mighty words.
    The contrasting examples which you have chosen are so apt and brilliant.
    Especially loved the line “That what you have always calls for disdain”. So very true, my friend!

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    • Prateek Kohli June 15, 2015 / 7:12 pm

      The love you shower on the posts makes me feel lucky. I thank you! It is some time since you have written. Too engrossed in work? πŸ˜‰

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      • Shreya Khandelwal June 16, 2015 / 12:11 pm

        Yeah, Actually I had written 2 poem drafts like a week ago. But not getting enough time to finalize them. Hopefully will post in a day or two. πŸ™‚

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  6. preetixd June 15, 2015 / 6:57 pm

    Only you can expand this quote to be this alluring! Loved it. ❀

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    • Prateek Kohli June 15, 2015 / 7:06 pm

      If this sounded alluring to a creative soul like you, the life of the post is accomplished πŸ˜‰

      Like

  7. CaughtInTheClouds June 15, 2015 / 10:15 pm

    What a full bodied poem on such a simple quote- quenching every thirst of enjoyment and creativity I was seeking today! Fantastic, just so great!

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  8. maryam191 June 26, 2015 / 11:47 am

    First of all , you have done complete justice to the challenge. The plethora of examples you mentioned are all observed on daily basis. I, myself see victimised by the lust of the other side.

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    • Prateek Kohli June 28, 2015 / 3:01 am

      We all are victims of this decease called ‘feeling unsatisfied’. I am really humbled by your wonderful comments ^_^

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