Where is my verse?

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From Mondays PubTalk, Brian got me thinking – “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race.” I asked myself – where is my verse? I didn’t have an answer. I searched for an answer for almost two days. The answer was hidden in the clue given on the same post. Now I am linking this poem to Dversepoets OpenLinkNight. You can read about all the other wonderful poetry from this link.


The bread I earn?
– Engineering
A noble profession? – yes
Pays bills, debts.

Conspiracy lives in my skin
Pays in a time of
Shrewdness, the king
Wins success, apt.

A gentle lover and father at home,
Has a tear at the corner of eyes
Easy for the mirror to miss
Yet, as real as morning dew.

Read about inequalities, in leisure
Fancy a revolution, sometimes
Dream about a perfect world, in a couch
Is not real enough.

Life of a bubble, in shell of mollusc
We live thousand verses everyday
Very few gets penned; We wear
As eternal, proud, tears of pearl



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17 thoughts on “Where is my verse?

  1. I was going to comment on the same part Gabriella commented on. That is the part that stands out for me most. Another thing that stands out to me about your poem is that you wrote about different facets of a person — profession, parent, dreamer, etc. I guess we all, as the idiom goes, ‘wear many hats.’

  2. We live thousand verses everyday….that’s the key for me here… for me it’s more important to live those verses than to write them all down… they will in a way write themselves when the time is right… and that makes them all the more real…really cool thoughts in this…

  3. we do live a 1000 verses every day…and i only capture a few…smiles…i like this abhra…it feels like a riddle as well…easy for the mirror to miss but real as morning dew….cool response man…

    • Thanks Brian, I read your post and took the thought literally and kept exploring. Finally, wrote this one in the middle of working 🙂 – I am very glad to see your response on this one.

  4. We live thousand verses everyday
    Very few gets penned; We wear
    As eternal, proud, tears of pearl –

    …indeed. I know I try to capture at least 10 of those verses a day. Cool write

  5. ……..just imagine…as you have, how much is really going on anywhere in any given moment…I mean if I wrote about every interesting happening everyday I’d have no time for anything else…I like the tears of pears ending 😉

  6. Thought provoking indeed!
    Specially..
    Read about inequalities, in leisure
    Fancy a revolution, sometimes
    Dream about a perfect world, in a couch
    Is not real enough.

    Beautiful insight on some rarely noticed things in life. 🙂
    Amazing! 🙂

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