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Project Sustenance.

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English Poetry

Incessant  hovers ,

a turbulence and a  drop,

but attention sours.


With increased pace,

catches up again

and decides to chase.


With sustained effort

and no fear of defeat.


The  trigger,

for this  vigor ?


The target quantified

and accepted ?

Deadline calculated?

All parameters documented?

Periodically audited?

Process certified?


Defying such definitions,

not willing to cease,

She continues the chase.

It’s a  matter of sustenance..



© Kanchana Selvakumar 2011


  1. Gion Gion says:

    sounds like a hawk with a business degree 🙂
    We chase many things as we choose. The poem takes the reader into events.
    Sometimes, perhaps in hard economic times, the thing that once gave satisfaction becomes a grind of necessity.
    The second last verse feels as if the skill and beauty of the chase now counts for little or nothing,

  2. Vishvnand says:

    Very meaningful impacting poem indeed.
    Liked very much
    It is always said that the process is if not more equally important than the end result but in effect today every one goes only by end results.
    The authorities who lay down the procedures are the ones who are most responsible for flouting these. In this situation, a sincere honest intelligent individual who believes in proper process for acquiring the end result has to keep sustaining his enthusiasm and work for the results in chaos, in spite of chaos, using all his acumen at command and remain happy. In fact that is what is expected of intelligent individuals today.

    • kanchana says:

      @Vishvnand, Heartfelt thanks Vijay Sir , for cracking the crux of the poem,which every individual(as described by you) would accept with grace.

  3. medhini says:

    A poem of a different kind.
    Liked it very much,Kanchana.

  4. Hi
    a good composition . a certain ambiguity …who is she —the target or the trigger-puller ?

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