One Thousand Likes!

I came across one poem

That I didn’t quite like

A thousand others loved it

Troubled I went for a hike


It felt kind of pretentious

But it must be good

I confessed to myself

I never really understood


‘t wasn’t about one word

Or some queer sentence

Could make out nothing

True – not even once


It was all English

That much I knew

Was about a colour

Some darker shade of blue


Perhaps it was esoteric

Not really meant for me

But a thousand people got it!

How could that be?


I tried reading it over

One last time

Like hell it was good

It didn’t even rhyme


“Blank verse poem”

Shouted my dad

To not understand it

You’ve got to be mad


I knew what it was

I flashed him a stare

A ping on my phone

Announced I got a share


The ‘Thousand Likes’ poet

Liked one of mine

Shared it as well

Commented “so fine”


A smile on my face

I went back to write

The poetry I know

All fears took flight


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      1. Exactly! Sometimes I wonder if people really understand poetry. Oh and I forgot to tell you, the way you conveyed your message, in beautiful stanzas was remarkable.

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      2. Oh my๐Ÿ˜
        No, Sundaram!
        I get many likes and comments and I wonder people think the same about me!
        Lol! I don’t deserve it. They have embarrassed me so much so that I disabled my comment section. Haha! I am damn sensitive. And a big darpok!

        You’re welcome. ๐Ÿค—

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      3. Hey don’t do that… you’re a lovely writer… let ppl express themselves. It shouldn’t embarrass you… open the comment section now…๐Ÿ‘ฟ๐Ÿ‘น…how will I reach you..?? Do it… :-):-)

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      4. You humble me every time๐Ÿ™‚
        I’ll post something soon and you will see a change in my comment settings preferencesโ˜บโ˜บ

        Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      5. Good. And something out of context here… since I think you r a history student, do read Shashi Tharoor’s An era of darkness, if you haven’t already. I find it really well written…and take care…:-)

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      6. I love Shashi Tharoor’s work! I admire his personality. I will order the book today. Thank youโ˜บโ˜บ

        I am not a student of History ๐Ÿ˜but my IAS prep has made me one, in some way. Haha

        Have a bright and beautiful day ahead๐Ÿค—

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