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Man or Monkey! - Sanjana Srivastava (India)



Sanjana Srivastava (India)


Mind is a maniacal monkey,

Swinging from the chandelier,

Dangling from pitch pine to plum tree.


Mind is a frenzied frog,

With ungraspable slimy skin and unfathomable eyeballs.

It jumps, hops, leaps, croaks.


Is mind your monarch?

Or is it your devoted dutiful pet dog?

Who wins the fracas?

The tamed flesh or the untamed frog?


Bounteous and plenteous is the unconscious land,

To plant marigold, mango and melon.

Joggle your cogitation, notion and rumination,

Abandon the monkey to starvation.


Carl Jung said,

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”

Said Napoleon Hill,

“Weeds will grow in abundance, if seeds of a more desirable nature

 are not sewn therein.”

Works Cited

Hill, Napoleon. Think & Grow Rich. Sound Wisdom, 2010.

“Visions: Notes of the Seminar given in 1930-1934 by C.G. Jung.” Choice Reviews Online, vol. 36, no. 01, 1998, doi:10.5860/choice.36-0630.