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To Be A Writer

Updated: Nov 18, 2023

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.

Cover Photo by Pankaj Tottada

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.

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