Kranthi Pothineni


Inside Outside - Poem by Kranthi Pothineni

Ocean looks still outside
But its tale differs inside
Swan looks clam outside
But under water its not so
Why is it so? Asked one kid

Few icebergs look tiny outside
But they are huge inside water
Skin of humans varies outside
But color of blood inside is same
Why is it so? He asked me again

Coconut is too hard outside
Tell is it the same inside too?
Many tell many things outside
Tell me are the same inside too?
He asked me looking into eyes

I smiled at his eyes and said
For eyes you look like a kid
But are you the same inside?
For eyes I am older then you
But is it true inside? I asked him


Comments about Inside Outside by Kranthi Pothineni

  • (12/16/2009 11:43:00 PM)


    Yes, the truth is always inside, isn't it? Well expressed the eternal conflict of outside appearances and inside realities.Keep writing. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/14/2009 3:02:00 PM)


    Many tell many things outside
    Tell me are the same inside too?

    wonderful meditative poem

    10+++++++++
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  • (12/14/2009 5:44:00 AM)


    Well written
    Well expressed
    keep writing
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  • (12/13/2009 8:00:00 AM)


    a very good one.written very nicely. (Report) Reply

  • Louis Rams (12/12/2009 5:25:00 PM)


    this is very well put, and the question/answer game compliments it.
    a ten
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  • Rajaram Ramachandran (12/12/2009 7:34:00 AM)


    A fantastic poem bringing the variance between inside and outside. (Report) Reply

  • Prince Obed de la Cruz (12/12/2009 6:34:00 AM)


    I smiled at his eyes and said
    For eyes you look like a kid
    But are you the same inside?
    For eyes I am older then you
    But is it true inside? I asked him

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    very nice lines. It agrees to what i believe that 'Normal people may grow and mature but deep inside, they are children of their parents and a kid may exist within an adult'

    very good!

    -Obed Dela Cruz
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  • (12/11/2009 1:07:00 PM)


    Only we really know ourselves - sometimes (Report) Reply

  • (12/11/2009 12:32:00 PM)


    The adage of conflict between ‘Inside’- ‘Outside’ well poemed!
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK
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  • Naseer Ahmed Nasir (12/11/2009 12:19:00 PM)


    Last stanza made the poem inside outside too. Interesting read.
    Best Wishes.

    Naseer
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  • (12/11/2009 12:11:00 PM)


    very interesting way of writing this poem,

    I like it a lot(10)
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  • (12/11/2009 11:57:00 AM)


    Keen life observations. Interesting. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 11, 2009



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