JENIE FRANKSAY

(07 august 1996 / samastipur)

Why Be 'The Next'?


in life we get compliments.
feedbacks and comments.
they vary.
make us sad or happy.

if people call you
'the next chetan bhagat'
you will be damn happy i bet.
but i wont.

if people call you
'the next tagore'
you'll be on 7th sky i know.
but i wont.

if people say
'you are next agatha christie'
oh what a day it will be.
you may be happy but not me.

why carry 'the next' tag?
why carry other's bag?
we have our own identity.
we have our own personality.

why be 'the next'? ?
we can be the first.
we too can go a long way.
be the first 'you'
and me the first 'franksay'

Submitted: Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, July 09, 2013

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  • Freshman - 1,710 Points Is It Poetry (7/11/2013 12:51:00 PM)

    for a complete
    comments as you said
    eb then flo
    who needs insurance
    when you flow....iip (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 66 Points Siyabonga a Nxumalo (7/10/2013 3:55:00 PM)

    Ha ha ha! Just as I was to say that this lovely poem sounds like _Soul's poems... Nice thinking young friend, you are you, original you, just you not the duplicate of someone else...I like your spirit, bravo...10++
    Siya_! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 853 Points Hans Vr (7/10/2013 9:54:00 AM)

    Brilliant way of thinking.
    Just be ourselves; we are all so unique.
    Many great people have been a source of inspiration to me
    but we cannot become them.
    Excellent work. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 586 Points Unwritten Soul (7/10/2013 6:19:00 AM)

    Feel good with your confidence here, you know....this poem sounded like inner me...you have good way telling this in nice presentation! _Soul (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 81 Points Kavya . (7/10/2013 2:44:00 AM)

    hey good one............with willpower u can surely be the 1st n ppl can refer ur names as the next franksay! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 82 Points David Wood (7/9/2013 7:57:00 AM)

    Be yourself at all times. The greater you are the harder the fall. Contentment makes for a happy poet. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Vipins Puthooran (7/9/2013 3:53:00 AM)

    why be 'the next'? ?
    you can be the first.
    you too can go a long way.
    be the first 'you'
    and me the first 'franksay'
    *******************
    I wish you all the success! ! ! ! a good one! ! ! (Report) Reply

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