Geetha Jayakumar

Gold Star - 16,714 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

  • Denis Mair (11/4/2017 8:02:00 AM)

    You are lucky indeed if you are getting comments and improving your driving. At least you have the basic capability to improve, which is also a gift. For a talented person, everything may come easy for a while, but talent may prove to have a double edge. Whether the writing comes easy or not, it will only convey beauty if it comes from a beautiful heart. // I imagine you as a former cart driver from a village who now finds herself in city traffic. I imagine you have decorated your small caravan with flowers, with a devotional image at the front. (Report) Reply

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  • Tribhawan Kaul (6/12/2017 1:59:00 AM)

    Well, it is really a well written self introspection about being a poet and do show your finer capabilities of penning down your feelings in a poetic form though giving credit to the faternity. Expressively and beautifully written poem. Thanks for visiting my page to read poem of the day 'Musing of an Autistic (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (4/11/2017 7:28:00 AM)

    Your not a poet, but a poetess who has written a gem.++++10

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  • Rajnish Manga (4/4/2017 1:22:00 PM)

    This is all very interesting. The analogy of poetic mistakes and a traffic jam is quite imaginative. Your style is very appealing, expression and language is mesmerizing, to say the least. Thanks for sharing.
    I am not a poet yet.... Just picked few words of dew drops
    To tell you the bitter truth / I read many great poets precious works
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  • Latha G (3/29/2017 6:31:00 AM)

    Nice and Beautiful :)
    Let me say it is not simple one but great!
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  • Bisy Untan (12/23/2016 11:33:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem.There is poetry in everybody's inner soul.But we meet face to face to our poetry at some particular juncture in our life.Nice Expression of a sincere thought. Congratulations. (Report) Reply

  • (12/7/2016 4:10:00 PM)

    I love the way you show what a great poet you are. Your use of denial as a statement makes us wonder why you are writing then we find the best lines of poetry about being a poet. This is so clever. It lures the reader into your
    writing and then they discover they are no match for you. Great poem. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Jaya Das (10/5/2016 12:35:00 PM)

    Even I feel the same......n every other poet I think.....brilliant lines n heartily loved your poety (Report) Reply

  • Bernard Snyder (7/27/2016 7:49:00 AM)

    Well you sure could've fooled me Gretha. Great poem. Also I appreciate your comment about my poem 'Without You'. Thanks a 'million'! (Report) Reply

  • (6/18/2016 4:05:00 AM)

    why u miss hereFor an introvert and shy person like me gained a lot from PH site.
    Still I am learning.....
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  • 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

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

    love the shiny line re dew drops (Report) Reply

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

    love the line about dew drops (Report) Reply

  • Gary H (11/2/2015 7:19:00 PM)

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

  • 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 (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 (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 (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
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  • 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 (4/3/2015 7:54:00 PM)

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

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 1, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, November 27, 2014

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