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  1. SUSAN SPAULDING
    September 4, 2018 @ 1:54 am

    A good reminder that all living creatures have value. Nicely done.

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  2. Abhijit
    September 4, 2018 @ 1:07 pm

    Friendly tree. Earthy is hotting up, trees are drying and dying. There is too much rain or no rain. What will happen to all of us?

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  3. Kalpana Solsi
    September 4, 2018 @ 5:42 pm

    I liked the way your story began with the dried plant as a protagonist. An altruistic dried stem , it has feelings for other creatures. Environmental changes affect each area and each being.

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 4, 2018 @ 6:52 pm

      And the world is still here only because of some left overs like this tree!

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  4. Mayuri Nidigallu
    September 8, 2018 @ 8:28 am

    Selfless, even in suffering! A noble tale, this one.

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  5. Purva Bhatia
    September 8, 2018 @ 9:16 am

    I feel like.going and hugging this tree! I love how you perceive things.

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  6. Dipali Bhasin
    September 8, 2018 @ 10:50 am

    Nobility shows when you care for others. I like the way you have written this post representing the emotions of the tree. At the same time, one can feel the angst of the climatic change that has started affecting the flora and fauna in the world. Great post!

    Dipali
    (https://www.spoonsandsneakers.com/ )

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 9, 2018 @ 11:21 am

      Yes Dipali. We humans are the greatest enemy of this Nature. We are responsible for every reaction from nature.

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  7. Deepa
    September 8, 2018 @ 11:47 am

    This is touching..loved it

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  8. Anshu Bhojnagarwala
    September 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

    Good narration. This sounds like the ‘atmakatha ek ped ki’ that we used to do in Hindi in school. Shows a tree even when on the verge of dying cares about living beings.

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 9, 2018 @ 11:42 am

      Thank you Anshu. It is truly from the tree in want of love πŸ™‚

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  9. Sonia Chatterjee
    September 8, 2018 @ 1:42 pm

    Oh man! This broke my heart. If we continue not taking care of nature, human race will reach the verge of extinction someday.

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  10. BellyBytes
    September 8, 2018 @ 3:03 pm

    The death of a tree is most disheartening. I would have never guessed it was a tree though….

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 8, 2018 @ 3:51 pm

      Thanks for the reading. Death of the tree, is really not the death of Tree. Its the death of Man kind.

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  11. Mann
    September 8, 2018 @ 4:09 pm

    A good TALE of Living for others literally as well as metaphorically.
    #mannreads

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  12. Suchita Agarwal
    September 8, 2018 @ 5:02 pm

    Such a brilliant message. Excellent.

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  13. Deepti Menon
    September 8, 2018 @ 5:36 pm

    The lament of a tree, selfless, as it worries about its ant friends if its tears stop! The beauty of Mother Nature!
    #DeepTiesReads #MyFriendAlexa

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 9, 2018 @ 11:44 am

      Yes Deepti. Mother nature serves us whatever nonsense we do to her. True Love.

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  14. Richa
    September 8, 2018 @ 6:16 pm

    Beautifully written a sad and true story.

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  15. Poonam B (@beyondhorizon87)
    September 8, 2018 @ 7:02 pm

    Such a nice depiction of the image and the feelings of that tree.

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  16. Sindhu Vinod Narayan
    September 8, 2018 @ 7:12 pm

    This is very well written.
    #sindhureads #myfriendalexa

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  17. Anmol Rawat
    September 8, 2018 @ 7:18 pm

    Very good! Loved reading this post. Mankind is headed towards its doom. Wonder when we’ll understand the importance of nature.

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 11, 2018 @ 2:01 pm

      Thanks Anmol. Yes, humans are the greatest enemy to the nature. Hope they realize soon.

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  18. Geethica Mehra
    September 8, 2018 @ 7:26 pm

    This is so true. We always think good for our friends and they, in turn, do their best for our friendship.

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  19. saba irfan
    September 8, 2018 @ 8:04 pm

    This is a beautiful post with a great depth in it. liked the way you phramed the blog

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  20. Shubhra Rastogi
    September 8, 2018 @ 8:37 pm

    Beautiful post. We should nurture the mother earth in the similar manner she does, else one day all the trees will cry and die. In fact, the trees have already started crying and dying. #MyFriendAlexa

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 11, 2018 @ 2:15 pm

      Thanks Shubhra. Only if everyone realize this we are going to be living on this earth.

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  21. Varad
    September 8, 2018 @ 9:08 pm

    I loved the imagery here, Mahesh. I can easily juxtapose this monologue to us humans as well. Trees, farmers, parents, grandparents, teachers, low-wage earners, this could apply to each and everyone of them. There’s an anguish behind your words which is very palpable. Kudos.

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 11, 2018 @ 2:19 pm

      Thanks Varad. I completely agree, tree was just a metaphor here. It equally makes sense to fit in humans [actually more appropriate]

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  22. Neha Sharma
    September 8, 2018 @ 9:20 pm

    Gives out a strong message. Even if you are not worthy anymore and you are left all alone, fight till the end for there are some who still trust you and still need you. Loved the narrative!

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 11, 2018 @ 2:21 pm

      Exactly. Every living things should be honored for it has life in it. Does not mean others should be disrespected though.
      Thanks for reading.

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  23. writenlive
    September 9, 2018 @ 5:59 am

    It’s a beautiful post, Mahesh. So much pathos and so thought provoking.

    It isn’t just the worn out, dried up tree that feels this way; it is also the plight of the elderly in our society.

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 11, 2018 @ 2:22 pm

      I cannot agree more. With the splitting of family due to globalization, far off works etc this is reflecting in every society as well.

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  24. Kavita Singh
    September 9, 2018 @ 6:09 am

    Tears, tree, and humanity. It touched my heart, you have written it beautifully <3

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  25. Ranjini
    September 9, 2018 @ 8:11 am

    That’s a new perspective. Trees are always associated with giving shade, fruits, food and wood and it only makes sense to say that even when they cry, they do it for our good.

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 11, 2018 @ 2:31 pm

      Thanks Ranjini. Every bit of trees are helpful to us – no questions.

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  26. Sejal Khanna
    September 9, 2018 @ 10:41 am

    Very touching and a very different perception indeed. I know some people who are exactly like this tree, they have given away so much of them, and even now, in their difficult days, they dont ask for anything in return. They are my parents.

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 11, 2018 @ 2:32 pm

      True. All parents can be put in same category. That’s the power of love!

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  27. Sabeeka Lambe
    September 9, 2018 @ 3:47 pm

    This is so moving…. a wonderful perspective from the other side that we often fail to realize

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 11, 2018 @ 2:33 pm

      Thanks Sabeeka, for the reading and feedback. Glad you liked it.

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  28. Rashmi
    September 9, 2018 @ 8:10 pm

    A heartfelt post indeed. A great lesson to learn from the silent beings who don’t leave their friends whatsoever. Sometimes it’s the callousness of the human beings towards their surroundings, sometimes it’s the natural calamities, which is departing us from our lifeguards. Let’s go green and save trees.

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  29. Supriya
    September 9, 2018 @ 9:10 pm

    Loved the Story… Nicely penned down

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  30. Priya Bajpai
    September 10, 2018 @ 11:27 am

    beautifully written. reminds me of a poem I wrote long back. .. about a tree standing alone.

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 11, 2018 @ 2:38 pm

      Glad to see the post triggered your memories. Thanks for reading

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  31. Anagha Yatin
    September 10, 2018 @ 1:37 pm

    Compassionate and warm. Wish, we the human race, the most evolved ones, ever learn a bit from the nature.
    Nice take on prompt.

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    • Maheshwaran Jothi
      September 11, 2018 @ 2:39 pm

      You are on the spot. Yes, unless we human race realize this, no one can help us. We will be on the path of dinosaurs.

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  32. Aditi Kapur
    September 13, 2018 @ 6:37 am

    Life with a purpose is the life worth living. Don’t lose the purpose ever. Nice story:)

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  33. Priyal
    September 13, 2018 @ 6:58 am

    Like the way you have written this

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