Firing Changes

Work was all that shimmered beside,

Until the lay of the land was knocked aside.

We can get by if we balance on Life bestride,

Our place of work has tilted to a contrasting side.


Some chose to be the men that matter,

Directing men and women that were inclined to scatter,

On a journey full of pluck for the weaker latter,

Electing life over death engaging in many a chatter.


A novel this gripping can be only so whetting,

Until an ant-climax can effect a turn of setting.

Some went about the drill with a lot of fretting,

Exposing themselves to the artificial netting.


A tide of imaginary fire has taken us by storm,

Testing the water as we are shaken smoky in form,

Adding smokeless schemes to our ocean to slay the corm,

And douse the flames entangling the fabric of our dorm.


Kindling an interest might obviate being kindled,

It was never a storm in a teacup that’s got one all rattled,

Fanning the flames of many a smouldering ego loath to be fondled;

‘Tis the winds of change that can now be blown, smothered and better handled.

Submitted to One Shot Wednesday:

25 responses

  1. Vishwas Anand, you put so many hints in yr poem about Firing the change, yet it is very clear at least to me how you complain on yr frustration upon difficulties in making a change in this world or human behavior as I quoted in yr own words on the fourth paragraph of yr poem: “A tide of imaginary fire has taken us by storm,Testing the water as we are shaken smoky in form,Adding smokeless schemes to our ocean to slay the corm,And douse the flames entangling the fabric of our dorm.”
    Wishing for the change I think is still hopeless though you said in yr last two sentences:”Fanning the flames of many a smouldering ego loath to be fondled;”Tis the winds of change that can now be blown, smothered and better handled.”

    November 21, 2010 at 10:30 am

    • Yes,the world is changing and we need to be equipped in dealing with it.Change could be good or lethal.Man,by letting go of his ego,can embrace the change that can make the world a better place.
      We need to brace ourselves to combat a certain lethal change by braving adversity that can come about by quelling ‘the change that seeks to destroy us’ with the right attitude.There’s bound to be hardship along the way,but we must never give up,take our lessons of survival seriously and prepare for the worst.Hence,Firing the Change.The last line corroborates it.That’s the import of this poem.

      November 22, 2010 at 1:21 am

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    November 24, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    • Thanks:)Hope you read many more of my posts:)

      December 21, 2010 at 2:22 am

  3. what a lovely blog,
    beautiful poetry,
    I am impressed

    I invite you to attend poets rally week 35, where you share your poetry and make new poetic friends…poetry awards are assigned upon completion.

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    Merry Christmas…
    Stay Blessed….

    December 18, 2010 at 8:08 am

    • Thanks,I’ve joined poet rally week 35:)Really priviledged to be part of it! Merry Christmas:)

      December 21, 2010 at 2:23 am

  4. Jingle

    Here is the end of the year awards 4 you, enjoy!

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    Link up a poem to our potluck today, We send blessings all the way to brighten your day!

    first time participants welcome linking in 1 to 3 random poems.

    December 20, 2010 at 5:38 pm

  5. Jingle

    You are under fresh poets to explore,
    I invite you to become a participant at Thursday Poets Rally Week 36… .

    Hope to see you in, Happy Thursday, best wishes for the year of 2011.


    December 31, 2010 at 1:31 am

  6. orange

    Hmmm… great to see a warrior who battles frustrations in his own way…

    Great writing…

    January 1, 2011 at 4:28 am

  7. The battle rages on.Thanks,happy new year!

    January 1, 2011 at 6:56 am

  8. A great poem, I love the imagery and the rhythm formed from the words.
    The Lonely Recluse.

    January 1, 2011 at 6:06 pm

  9. moondustwriter

    Could feel the disparity / waging against forces that at times we have no control over. The workplace is one of them, politics, economy, love yes the list goes on and on

    would love to see a part two to this piece. I’m not sure “beautiful” is the correct term for this poem – direct, hard hitting, searching seem better descriptions

    Best to you in your search in 2011


    January 5, 2011 at 3:48 am

    • Thanks for the feedback Leslie.I was actually referring to ‘place of work’ to encompass a very broad term meaning living life the way we do in this world.The circumstances differ and so do our reactions .’Searching’ and ‘hard-hitting’ are apt.I’ll try writing a part 2 to make it clearer.

      January 6, 2011 at 4:31 pm

  10. Awesome !! I really liked the way you have described so many facets of life/society here…
    And although the focus was probably on office drama and politics, in more ways than one, your poem reminded me of Ayn Rand’s Fountainhead.. 🙂

    Well penned indeed.. (I meant your poem :))

    January 6, 2011 at 9:15 am

    • Thanks a lot! You could say it’s along the lines of The Fountainhead,although it wasn’t intended:)

      January 6, 2011 at 4:36 pm

  11. “When I was a manager I hated managemeant.” Michael Yost

    January 6, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    • Haha! Seems like there are lots of people at certain junctures, who don’t like what they do.

      January 6, 2011 at 4:40 pm

  12. Au Contraire, I loved my job and I liked your post.

    January 6, 2011 at 4:52 pm

  13. Not a big fan of rhyming poetry – which is why I don’t usually write sonnets, etc. – but this was good, flow-, tone-, word-wise. Solid stuff.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:44 pm

  14. Scent of my heart

    Oh, lovely poetry you’ve got. Very creative and thought provoking.

    January 8, 2011 at 8:05 am

  15. Scent of my heart

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    January 8, 2011 at 8:05 am

    • Happy new year! I’ve linked in my poems quite sometime back,thanks:)

      January 15, 2011 at 5:18 pm

  16. our potluck week 17 is open now, welcome linking in 1 to 3 old poems as the first time participant…

    Enjoy a lovely Monday!

    January 10, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    • Thanks for the info Jingle,I’ve linked them:)

      January 15, 2011 at 5:19 pm

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    January 21, 2011 at 7:28 pm

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