Jasbir Chatterjee

Gold Star - 12,891 Points (4 March 1966 / Delhi)

The Arrogance Of A Writer - Poem by Jasbir Chatterjee

When problems arise
Like dark clouds into my skies,
A strange kind of thrill goes over me.
Why?
Because I am a writer.
I thrive on adversity.
Rolling and tumbling fill me with words
Which come out as pearls on paper...

When my efforts go down the drain,
And everything I do goes in vain,
It doesn't matter anymore.
Why?
Because I am a writer.
I love to write.
And I am no longer in it for rewards.
My words are my best rewards...

When people at my work station
Tell me my performance is below their expectation,
I just smile and shrug it off like a duck in a pond.
Why?
Because I am a writer.
I know myself and my worth much better.
One day these people and I will all be gone into thin air.
But my words will stay and echo through the whole universe...

Topic(s) of this poem: arrogance, life

Form: Free Verse


Comments about The Arrogance Of A Writer by Jasbir Chatterjee

  • (1/24/2019 11:12:00 AM)

    One of the best poems....I have ever read....Will go into my personal lists...! Exactly as I am thinking...The best line is..'But my words will stay and echo through the whole universe... '...though the whole poem is wonderfully penned...Thanks for sharing...God! bless you! (Report)Reply

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  • (1/24/2019 10:05:00 AM)

    One of the best poems....I have ever read....Will go into my personal lists...! Exactly as I am thinking...The best line is..'But my words will stay and echo through the whole universe... '...though the poem is wonderfully penned...Thanks for sharing...God bless you! (Report)Reply

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  • Jez Brul (1/24/2019 4:57:00 AM)

    Very well-said...A writer will stay alive through his/her works. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/8/2018 12:05:00 AM)

    Because I am a writer.
    I know myself and my worth much better.- - - very good work culture- -this poem nicely has been written.
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/14/2017 4:41:00 PM)

    I know myself and my worth much better.
    One day these people and I will all be gone into thin air.
    But my words will stay and echo through the whole universe... lovely theme.
    Beautiful poem having haunting expression. Thanks for sharing.
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    Jasbir Chatterjee(9/17/2017 4:27:00 AM)

    Thanks for your hearty appreciation of my poems, Kumarmani...I don't think I can thank you enough for all those wonderful comments you have left behind on so many of my poems. Thanks once again!

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  • Chinedu Dike (6/14/2017 10:29:00 PM)

    Focussed and factual. Beautiful depiction of the essence and intricacies of writing elegantly brought forth in good rhyme scheme with insight. Great job Jasbir. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Dimitrios Galanis (3/16/2017 5:48:00 PM)

    Though the last verses seem to spread out an arrogance, they do not.It's not a personal matter of a single writer boasts
    over his own achievements.The writer here, the poet, puts down these verses to defend all writers in the world.She speaks on their sake.Writers have to thank her.
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  • Saadat Tahir (2/10/2017 9:02:00 AM)

    lovely...the arrogance is well deserved....a neat poem with a tongue in cheek message to those..non writers
    bravo...long live the writers..
    :)

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  • B.m. Biswas (9/1/2016 10:12:00 PM)

    I know myself and my worth much better.
    One day these people and I will all be gone into thin air.
    But my words will stay and echo through the whole universe...


    it has a tragic tone...but you have successfully jumps to the peace from the tragic sufferings....your poetry will keep you to the coming world........

    good diction and nice and spontaneous rhyming.....

    thanks apa, , ,
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  • Poet Poet (8/25/2016 3:23:00 PM)

    A lovely writers out burst
    as clouds do first
    100/10
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  • Susan Williams (7/30/2016 3:22:00 AM)

    A writer simply has to write- -words are writers' breath of air. We write the words and sends them out to dance on the stage and can only hope they resonate with the audience. Good review or bad, we go back to our drawing boards and try again because Shakespeare and Poe and Whitman are in our hearts and urge us to pour our soul into our works. A very good poem here, Jasbir (Report)Reply

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  • Bharati Nayak (7/26/2016 4:52:00 AM)

    Yes, writers know their value.They write because they enjoy writing.Their words are their power, their strength and their best rewards that have lasting value.Like Rajnis Manga said, this quality is not arrogance, but self confidence of a writer.A writer does not wait for outside approval.He draws his strength from his own self. (Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (7/22/2016 10:13:00 AM)

    A writer gives the gift of words to the world that the world enjoys even after the writer passes away. A writer can make one laugh, cry, feel sad and dance in happiness even after he is no more. Unique drop. Liked it. (Report)Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (7/22/2016 4:35:00 AM)

    Because I am a writer.
    I know myself and my worth much better.
    One day these people and I will all be gone into thin air.
    But my words will stay and echo through the whole universe.

    Yes Ma'am. Your words will be echoing through the thin air and Ether as well not only afterwards, but also now for years to come..
    Thanks for this lovely poem.10++ for it.
    Subhas
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  • Rajnish Manga (7/22/2016 3:02:00 AM)

    There is no arrogance here. It is the feeling of confidence, self-control and a writer's uprightness that stands him or her in good stance even in the face of challenges and adversities. Thank you so much, Jasbir ji, for this great piece of poetry.
    Because I am a writer / I thrive on adversity /...words....come out as pearls on paper...
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  • Valsa George (7/15/2016 10:48:00 PM)

    Words have immense power. They continue to thrill and inspire others even after we disappear from this Earth!
    I greatly applaud your sense of pride in being a writer, Jasbir! Yes, we all can be proud that we are writers! ! Great write!
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  • Kelly Kurt (7/10/2016 1:55:00 PM)

    Wonderful! Yes, we writers thrive on adversity, and our words will outlive us (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 10, 2016

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 10, 2016


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