Saturday, August 2, 2008

Nothing new

There are no new metaphors
Just the drab old ones
Bottled in the synonyms
(Straight out of Thesaurus)

Carefulness is parenthesized
Like the laminated feeble ID cards;
Meanings are too weak to hold out
but nevertheless a filler.

So let me make it
Ergo, break it into these lines
And leave you wondering what struck you
Some trick or mediocrity?


Rukhiya said...

[:)] You make something 'new' out of an apparent 'nothing' :)

Usha Pisharody said...

However you try, there can never be lack of meaning:) And mediocrity, if this be "that"... is taken to a new high:)

Loved this poem, for the unspoken and deeply felt.