~ Checkmate Again ~

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Of late
Perspiring to be:

Working on words
Stand on mark to
Get set
And gooooooo…
Words are
I find
Grotesque foe! !

Dear readers
Again I regret
Unless you surrogate
Can’t be a Poet

Submitted: Sunday, September 13, 2009
Edited: Friday, January 27, 2012

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  • Rookie - 144 Points Subbaraman N V (1/18/2011 2:48:00 AM)

    Yes; we surrogate! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
    Right. Do you agree that you are a poet! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 8 Points Ajay Seshadri (11/27/2010 12:51:00 AM)

    You have brought out the difference between poetry and philosophy in this poem. The word Surrogate, I can see is an imagery. Philosophy does not view truth as conception but as inevitable. In poetry any idea however obvious or profound has to conceived in a new light. Very insightful poem! I really enjoyed it. Short and powerful in impact. Effort has its place in life but at some point inspiration takes over. Thanks for sharing.10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 42 Points Miroslava Odalovic (10/15/2010 3:53:00 AM)

    I agree with you. Art is an in between, (among) thing flow, what exactly did you mean by surrogate? Hope I understood. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Brendan Mccallum (9/27/2010 3:04:00 PM)

    An interesting little ditty indeed, Niv, reading through your comments on this piece (and there are a few) looks like you have sparked a very friendly debate on what may or may not be poetry and who might or might not be a poet, great post and super thread; -) BG (Report) Reply

  • Rookie John Rolland (9/26/2010 2:31:00 AM)

    poetry has many faces, variety of poems is a treasure and very interesting matter who can set perplexity....Enjoyed a lot. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Dove Allen (9/17/2010 1:11:00 PM)

    Game ain't... ;) ... over yet madam! The queen surely protects her king? Or does the king takes his queen to sacrifice to get out of checkmate? Only the poet knows...muwahahaha! ;) Great sequel Niv...thanks for the encore! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shalini Joseph (9/9/2010 1:23:00 AM)

    So true gal! We are all seeking to become poets, but poetry comes straight from the heart and onto the paper! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sufi Shah (8/18/2010 11:27:00 PM)

    ........ to be a good poet, as difficult as to be a saint or a sufi.........
    .coz both are seekers of peace........................
    ..and im blessing u
    to be a peace maker (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Jihad T (8/6/2010 3:22:00 PM)

    if you are not a poet, then who? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
    i have to read all yours (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points David Beckham (8/4/2010 10:20:00 PM)

    This poem has a lumberjack feel it to, especially the part that has the poets, working with words, as though to say they are chopping words into different shapes and forms to make objects deeply conceived in the mind of the beholder, .....hmmm is Ms Nivedita a lumberjack? lol nicely written totally enjoyed thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 107 Points C.n.prem Kumar (6/28/2010 8:21:00 PM)

    If you feel you are checkmated in one game try another one with more care. Remember when ever we play another game the experiences we possessed follow us.
    So write more and more....
    10++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 39 Points Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (6/16/2010 3:57:00 AM)

    Hon’ble Poet Apoet Bangla
    Your comment I honor
    Myself in the poetic ‘metamorphosis’….many laps to goooooooooooooooooooo! ! ! ! @go! ! !

    Copy to Hon’ble Poet Apoet Bangla (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,544 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (6/15/2010 9:20:00 PM)

    When poet wants to be a commodity then your described processes are very needed, I think. Actually this process of displaying oneself as a poem-writer is very much related with the bazaar (market) . And like other properties of market, production depends on the demand of the people, so poet, whats the necessary of you in long run? ! Market will produce their goods by using simply a computer, poets go to hell with your making-perfect manifesto. Perhaps clear I am with my ugly words!

    Confusing.....very much confusing such demonstrations. You are wrong I don't tell and can't tell and should not tell it... but.......

    Apart from it, your writing style like yourself and spontaneous no doubt. Here words are comparatively accessible. So wind is blowing very quarrelsome. Forgive me, try to paint a portrait of a real poet, away from the procession.

    Long live with love and writing........long........

    Apoet Bangla (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 231 Points Indira Renganathan (6/15/2010 1:55:00 AM)

    Anybody will nod to agree in total yes....your wording is superb in this poem here....congratulations 10++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 261 Points Almedia Knight-Oliver (4/22/2010 2:40:00 PM)

    work hard to be a poet but unless you surrogate you can't be a do quite well standing for yourself. However, great poets of yore need poets to stand in for them by carry on the language and poetical imagination. Again you do that quite well while developing your own poetic skill. a 10
    for this humble poet [Niv] -even if it doesn't register in the voting box on PH (Report) Reply

  • Rookie surya . (4/2/2010 10:07:00 AM)

    highly your idea.will work out.thanx for sharing
    surya (Report) Reply

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