Eila Mahima Jaipaul

Rookie (11/26/1971 / New York)

An Intimidated Poet

Poem by Eila Mahima Jaipaul

I lost my pen, love
it ran out of ink.
all I have left
is a pencil with
a chewed off
eraser...
and the task
of writing
about you
with no mistakes.


Comments about An Intimidated Poet by Eila Mahima Jaipaul

  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (11/10/2015 4:32:00 PM)

    Lovely! No longer than it needed to be. Every word counts. Great job!(Report)Reply

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  • Kay Staley (11/10/2015 11:27:00 AM)

    how charming and lovely. One of the best non rhyming poems I have read in awhile. So simple and sweet.(Report)Reply

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  • Souren MondalSouren Mondal (11/10/2015 2:06:00 AM)

    A short yet brilliant poem.. The use of the pencil with 'chewed' eraser is beautiful...(Report)Reply

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  • Rahman HenryRahman Henry (11/10/2015 2:00:00 AM)

    Lovely poem, simple but a beauty that is capable to touch a reader(Report)Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/10/2015 1:51:00 AM)

    Simple and powerful poem....on Life, on relationship and on everything it fits perfectly.(Report)Reply

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  • Kenneth MaswabiKenneth Maswabi (11/10/2015 1:18:00 AM)

    Solid words on a short leash. This poem is full of confidence. I love it. Thank you.(Report)Reply

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  • Joe BreunigJoe Breunig (8/6/2006 9:35:00 PM)

    An enjoyable poem; loved how the ending fit the poem's title.(Report)Reply

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  • Indiscreet Episode (1/18/2006 10:50:00 PM)

    I really like this one. Finding the right words does often feel impossible. How to capture somebody that means so much on paper?(Report)Reply

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  • Ernestine NorthoverErnestine Northover (1/13/2006 3:46:00 PM)

    Oooohhhhh! that's a dodgy situation there Eila, I think breadcrumbs are supposed to work quite well as an eraser, though I've never tried it. Clever write indeed. Love Ernestine XXX(Report)Reply

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  • Alice Vedral RiveraAlice Vedral Rivera (1/13/2006 3:39:00 PM)

    volumes in brevity

    avr(Report)Reply

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  • Lori Boulard (1/13/2006 2:55:00 PM)

    fantastic ending. Short but absolutely the right length for impact. Nice!(Report)Reply

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  • Gina Onyemaechi (1/13/2006 2:54:00 PM)

    ...which you have done, Eila. Like Mr Shaffer says, so much meaning with so few, delightful words. A gem.(Report)Reply

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  • Mary Nagy (1/13/2006 1:05:00 PM)

    I really like this Eila! Very nice. Sincerely, mary(Report)Reply

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  • Eric Paul Shaffer (1/13/2006 12:52:00 PM)

    Eila, this is nice work. It is short, compact, and makes its point without a lot of extra words. In a poem like this, the very brevity of it forces the reader to make more of the words, and here that process is greatly rewarded. Good work.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 13, 2006