Insane

July 26, 2010
By Samyukta BRONZE, Nagpur, Other
Samyukta BRONZE, Nagpur, Other
3 articles 4 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Imagination is the power you can't even imagine"

"Bring in ideas and treat them royally, for one of them might be the king."


I saw him today;
Full of verve
With yells full of care and love
For some imagination called Charlie.
Wanted him to paddle fast
And reach school early.
Held a bamboo
And was clad in a respectable attire
Being documented by Passers-by
As a morning rambler
He spoke the finest English.
Such a brogue
May be; as my imagination goes
He was an officer
Of the defence staff.
But how is that
So it is clearly visible
After a bit of meditation
He is what we would call
A mad man amongst us all
He stays with those
Street dogs near the
Vile gutter
Not letting us understand
In his sleep on the footpath
What he does utter
Mostly shouts for help
Shouts for the seizure of that man
Who seemed to have taken away Charlie
In that stinking van
Then a number of questions sprouted-
Who was Charlie after all?
Why did the man live with street rouges?
But the most important of all-
Who was he?
Alas I knew this answer
He was what we would call
An insane amongst us all!
Then thoughts poured in-
Was it really worth
Parting with my piteous emotions?
Had he picked those words
From a passer by?
Were those clothes a piece of donation
From a true prosperous man that he wasn’t?
This time I in true sense
Had no answer!


The author's comments:
I go to school by bus and as usual I stood waiting for the bus to arrive. Just then I saw this man wearing a clean blue t-shirt and brown shorts; he was actually speaking in fine English as he waived with a stick to some school boys asking them to paddle fast at their cycles... I mistook on of them to be his grandson!!!

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on Nov. 26 2011 at 10:49 pm
Samyukta BRONZE, Nagpur, Other
3 articles 4 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Imagination is the power you can't even imagine"

"Bring in ideas and treat them royally, for one of them might be the king."

thanks :)

 


on Oct. 3 2011 at 6:21 am
then there is more to you.....
explore yourself!! :)

on Sep. 10 2011 at 2:09 pm
Samyukta BRONZE, Nagpur, Other
3 articles 4 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Imagination is the power you can't even imagine"

"Bring in ideas and treat them royally, for one of them might be the king."

true true... VERY true!

It is the craziest poem i have ever written! :P


on Jul. 13 2011 at 11:05 am
its compelling, but strains out your mind....

on Jun. 23 2011 at 3:51 am
Samyukta BRONZE, Nagpur, Other
3 articles 4 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Imagination is the power you can't even imagine"

"Bring in ideas and treat them royally, for one of them might be the king."

Thanks for the comments. will try to do better :)

Samyukta


on Jun. 21 2011 at 11:19 pm
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

I didn't really understand this poem. It was a little disjointed. But on the second time through it made more sense, and the description seemed to flow better. Maybe either choosing to do long or short lines would help the poem's rhythm. Adding a bit more description and elaborating about the man and what your position is in the poem would make it easier to understand. It seems like a good beginning and that you could make it even better. 




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