Updated: Sep 13
Rhythmically, through his poem “To Be A Writer”, poet Prakhyat Chatla expresses his desire to be a writer while explaining his reasons as to why he hasn’t succeeded in his pursuit. He says the goal of being a writer is neither to impress nor to get credit but only to be remembered as an artist forever.
Being a writer has always been my desire,
But unfortunately, so far it has only filled me with ire!
I know I can do it, there’s not just a spark, but a fire!
I’m not writing just to impress the girls or some sire,
Many think that it is from the girl that I inspire!
Well guys, I won’t stoop so low, I aim much higher!
I know you may think, this guy’s a big liar!
You don’t know half of the things I aspire!
I want to be remembered forever, but not when in a mire,
But every single second during which you respire!
I want to be known as the writer who will never tire,
To hell with it! I don’t even wish to retire!
I want my fame to be as high as a spire,
Hopefully just to see me, people don’t have to hang from a wire!
These poems should be in every book, every timeline, every flyer!
These are the things which I want to wear as my attire,
Hey! I’m being honest. Don’t think this is a satire.
This contribution is photographed by Pankaj Tottada.
This poem is available in paperback & ebook.