Am I Not A Poet?

Am I Not A Poet? short poem

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I wonder what’s it to be like a poet
For I am called one…
Is it to connect reality with
Tough words that prompts reader
Look up the dictionary?

A one which has a rhyme scheme?
A one which is moulded to fit the rhyme?
That one which leaves reader to comprehend many meanings?

Then why am I called a poet?
For I do not follow any of above
Ohh yes!!
I wonder why use tough words?
My lines are simple to comprehend
That connects with reader’s life
For sure I am told
“You wrote what’s in my mind”
Isn’t that a great way to express I am worthy
Of being a poet?

I pick words apt to describe
Things to relate real life
Mix it up with emotions and
Stuff in and shoot the arrow
Straight to heart….

Isn’t that poetry too?
To stay in my readers mind…
So what wrong in being called a “Poet”?

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Geetha Paniker
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That is worthy of thought. Every one has a unique way of writing. Keep writing.

ammu sachariah
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Laya, i agree with your thoughts. Tough words are not needed to express our feelings and emotions. As you
said, like an arrow it should enter in to the hearts of the readers.( This is only my opinion.)

Viswas Menon
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@laya_sarath…..poetry is nothing but an expression of thoughts and feelings in one’s mind…and imagination…just express it……you are a talented poet….keep expressing…regards

ramakrishnan chatakondu
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If need arises I will order for some more dictionaries…….does not matter what kind of language you use….
Will not mind to hire tutors……but you don’t stop using complicated language……..I know I am becoming emotional but what to do ………I am your fan……..the trade mark for fans is to become emotional for no reason……….and talk nonsense…, just like the way I do now .

Nikita Mehendiratta
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This is very thoughtful of you to describe it simply. Sometimes I think the same, Why am I called a Poet? To fit a rhyme? To grab attention from the people with something they have been thinking about too? Very beautifully presented. I like this poem!

Raghavendran Ramachandra Rao
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You are perfectly right. You have echoed my very thoughts on poem and poets. A poem is outpouring of inner feelings and thoughts and moulded in a scheme that is appealing to the writer (and perhaps the readers too). A poem is still a poem, whether it is written by Shakespeare or the one whose name is unknown, when he pours out his thoughts, beliefs, feelings in a way that touches the hearts of the readers. I agree with you in your opinion on poem and poets. Keep it up.

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