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hasmukh amathalal

(17/05/1947 / Vadali, Dist: - sabarkantha, Gujarat, India)

Poets in street


Now a days poets are not quiet
They are like vendors in street
Shouting for product with concern
“send request to read for their turn”

Shakespeare was not aware
Else he would have not dared
If such was going to be the fate
Poets were to approach door to door to state

I receive messages
With coverage of full page
“The first publication of my poems”
With simple request to purchase and read them

Some of the poets have owned sites
With views to take on without fight
Discard any one who is going against
Limit the talent and forcefully insist

Such is level of recent times but whom to blame?
Many resort to tactics and go for easy fame
Pay channels are in market who arrange votes
They feel happy by cutting someone’s throat

Everybody has right to swim in water
With equal zeal to adjust and alter
There is no need to form unholy link
It may altogether take you bottom and sink

I find true picture when go through statistics
They remain in ranker’s list without backings
I don’t know how they manage to do
But one thing is sure that some allegations are true

Submitted: Sunday, November 03, 2013

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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (11/3/2013 11:44:00 PM)

    Re: Poets in street (Score: 1)
    by morgen90210 on Sunday, November 03,2013 (20: 51: 43)
    there is some truth
    what you make it
    some sites gives prioritize to paying poets... as well as rigged voting

    we can only nod our head
    and move on...
    only god can intervene (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (11/3/2013 7:26:00 PM)

    they should present these to learned poets to approve it

    Kanniappan Kanniappan 12 hours ago
    Nicely telling the feelings.
    Normally all poems are not poems.
    Shakespeare has written only about 160 sonnets, but many poets writes in hundreds.
    In Tamil, those days centuries ago, whenever poets writes poem or poems, they should present these to learned poets to approve it, then only poems were published. Nowadays, there are websites to publish whoever writes, whether it is good or not! (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (11/3/2013 6:10:00 AM)

    jhood bobericc6 minutes ago
    I understand your take as I'm sure others may not agree though, some host poetry for personal gain which is disrespect to the actual art. In another respect there should be such a place so poets can learn from eachother and network (Report) Reply

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