Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan [Abhimanyu, Adyasha, Ami, Anand, El Sol, Gul Mohammed, Gumnaam, Helios, Joi, Kumar, Nachiketa, Noor, Sarojini, Shree] (October 22,1972 / Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India)
Autobiography of an Award Winning Poet
I wanted a medal, and so I went
to the awarding committee vice president
and showed him all my poems and asked:
'Would you consider me for an award? '
'Your poems are all so simple and straight -
with no sign of style or high intellect;
even a schoolboy can plain understand them -
how can we award you for your poem? '
So I returned next day with a bunch of new
poems steeped in philosophy of high brow:
'Ah! they look now much better', he said,
'But which Party do you follow - Right or Left? '
I frankly said I belonged to neither,
whereupon he said, ... more »
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