Geetha Jayakumar

Gold Star - 9,265 Points (Kerala Palakkad)

I Am Not A Poet Yet! - Poem by Geetha Jayakumar

I am not a poet yet....
Nor I am inborn poet.
Nor with any special talent driving me to be a poet.
Just picked few words of dew drops
Each dews looked like a glittering pearl.
Guided the dew drops to flow freely through a channel painted in canvas.
Finally, went on binding pearls into a thread of passion.
Enchanting fragrance of jasmine gave a glow of touch to the poetic garland.
Each petals of rose added a beauty to its looks.
Poetic ice cream with cherry toppling just ready to be served.
Savoured by your lovely comments.
Your each comments, I have kept as treasures in my heart.

I am not a poet yet....
I drove the poetic vehicle without following proper rules and regulations.
Went on switching lanes of tense.
Grammatical errors were chasing me from behind.
With some sparks of punctuations!
Many horns buzzed me to correct the lines.

I am not a poet yet..
As I learnt a lot from you and still learning from you.
As you showed me the different paths through which a poem can travel.
You taught me,
Poem is like a reflecting diamond where each angles reflects differently.
You taught me,
To understand what critics wanted to tell.
My some poems ended just into a question mark.
With no way of turning back.
I couldn't revert it back.

I am not a poet yet...
I attract a penalty.
My poetic vehicle is towed by a traffic police for reverse driving.
I was charged for over speeding poems in a wonderful way,
one after the another
Made a traffic jam to enter PH highway road.
My van will be released only if I gave a confirmation stating
No more further mistakes! !

I am not a poet yet...
To tell you the bitter truth.
I read many great poets precious works
Many times I felt will I ever be able to touch their feet any time?
I am too far away from them..
Where do I stand, to be precise nowhere!

I am not yet become a poet!
Nor I am not a born poet!


Topic(s) of this poem: poets

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I want to Thank each one of you for your valuable comments
Which increase my confidence, knowledge and way of my writings.
Really today whatever I am its your effort
Which never in my lifetime I will forget.
For an introvert and shy person like me gained a lot from PH site.
Still I am learning.....

Comments about I Am Not A Poet Yet! by Geetha Jayakumar

  • Kishore Kumar Das Kishore Kumar Das (3/29/2016 12:16:00 AM)

    who told you are not a poet! everybody can be a poet if one can describe one's feelings in writing! ! You have got tremendous potential to be a poetess! ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Thakker Bhupen Thakker Bhupen (12/7/2015 3:14:00 PM)

    love the shiny line re dew drops (Report) Reply

  • Thakker Bhupen Thakker Bhupen (12/7/2015 3:13:00 PM)

    love the line about dew drops (Report) Reply

  • Gary H Gary H (11/2/2015 7:19:00 PM)

    Fantastic poem, loved it thats for true. (Report) Reply

  • Seema Jayaraman Seema Jayaraman (9/9/2015 4:20:00 AM)

    I am in the same quandry, always this self doubt..I am not a poet yet...lovely (Report) Reply

  • Seema Jayaraman Seema Jayaraman (9/9/2015 4:18:00 AM)

    I am in the same quandry, always this self doubt, I am not a poet yet...lovely (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (5/4/2015 11:36:00 AM)

    My some poems just ended with a question mark- - Am I a poet? Will it be called a poetry? These are some questions that haunt every poet in initial stages.Your writing expresses this self doubt in an excellent manner. (Report) Reply

  • Uma Ram Uma Ram (4/20/2015 9:34:00 AM)

    With no way of turning back.
    I couldn't revert it back.

    Loved these lines very much mam. Yeah, humility is the first quality of true wisdom...thanks for sharing the thought mam...10 (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul Kumarmani Mahakul (4/18/2015 8:03:00 PM)

    It reveals the calibre of a poet. Very nicely and aptly presented.Excellent collocation. Many thanks. ....10 (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (4/3/2015 7:54:00 PM)

    Indeed you are a poet, Geetha. Thank you for writing. (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Kumar S (1/10/2015 6:46:00 AM)

    good one ma..its really nice.. (Report) Reply

  • Naima Ansari Naima Ansari (10/8/2014 6:00:00 AM)

    Nice write ma'am! While Reading your poem i feel everything what i always wanted to write comprises your poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Tony Adah Tony Adah (9/12/2014 7:54:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. This muse exudes humility. (Report) Reply

  • Houssam Mokhtari Houssam Mokhtari (9/5/2014 9:29:00 AM)

    Great poem you are knocking the door of perfection :) (Report) Reply

  • Dr Celestine A. Raj Manohar M.d., Dr Celestine A. Raj Manohar M.d., (8/28/2014 7:14:00 AM)

    a good write but this feeling does creep into the heart and mind of poets now and then although we have written many poems. yet, the perfect poem may take ages to be composed. keep writing. poets are born by grace of God and made by sustained toil (Report) Reply

  • V P Mahur V P Mahur (8/15/2014 6:20:00 AM)

    Dear poet,
    Nicely described feelings. Nobody is born with such talents. so many talents are attained after experiencing the world. poet is a person who is not satisfied with what is going on before him and expresses his disapproval by his words. Thanks for your lovely comments on my poem. (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/20/2014 11:45:00 AM)

    A deep and honest desire for growth is such an amazing quality that can inspire greatness. Keep on growing my friend as you are on your way to greater greatness! Yet you are indeed a poet only that you are not yet as great as you would be. Very captivating poem! (Report) Reply

  • Soumita Sarkar Soumita Sarkar (6/25/2014 12:57:00 AM)

    So fun ride.............yes we all are not yet poets...neither we are apt critics..we all are emerging....blooming still towards the rainbow of perfection..............we are inventing! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (6/19/2014 9:16:00 AM)

    Get it straight and go forward and it is felt this is a beautiful poem and introspection. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad Akhtar Jawad (6/12/2014 9:23:00 PM)

    I agree, you are not a poetess, you are yourself a poetry. The poet is very deep within you (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 1, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, November 27, 2014

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