Modern Literature

I’m rarest of the rare
More like a solar super flare
Leave it you can’t comprehend
I’m blessed with something godsend
With the talent of making words rhyme,
Capable of teleporting readers every goddamn time,
To places in their memory or their fantasy,
Sometimes they cry, sometimes there’s ecstasy.

You will say
there are others too,
Who got the same old cliche
To offer to you.

Authenticity has gone scanty,
Copy of a copy of a copy is becoming trendy.
As a millennial and as a poet,
Can’t stand people calling posers so lit.

Your falling attention span,
Is depriving you,
From what real connection can,
But even several flings can’t do.

World is conceiving wrong notion of poetry,
And even we’re guilty,
For ignoring them just as different,
Labelling fart as a scent.

All they want is your attention to fuel their number,
Turning a single sentence to poetry by pressing enter.
Whereas we cater verses with subliminal thought in it.
Same words give deeper meaning every time you revisit.

– Mahesh Mali

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Artwork by – Joey Guidone

Copyrighted © 2016-19

Mahesh Mali | Awesomengers

30 thoughts on “Modern Literature

  1. 👏👏very well written..

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  2. “Authenticity has gone scanty,
Copy of a copy of a copy is becoming trendy.
As a millennial and as a poet,
Can’t stand people calling posers so lit.”

    Mahesh, these lines are unfortunately true but nevertheless you’ve brilliantly penned it👌

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    1. I was thinking to write about this for a long time… Glad you liked it!

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      1. And I’m glad you wrote this and chose to share this here as well!

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  3. Modern view on modern literature. Well said 😃👍

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      1. Most welcome 😊

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    1. Hey Nida!
      Thank you so much for nominating me, It really means a lot that you considered me. But, I’m sorry, I don’t do the award posts.

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      1. That’s fine💛

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  4. Pretty! Authenticity has gone scanty, really. Good Job

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  5. I love it ! Thanks for visiting and following my blog 😀. Best to you!

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  6. Beautiful!
    And very thought-provoking

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      1. It’s a pleasure!

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  7. so true Mahesh
    just one sentence and lakhs of likes.
    No emotions, no thoughts nothing.While people who actually put in efforts creating verses, rhyming weaving thoughts and emotions in words are often ignored.You have penned it all so beautifully

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    1. In today’s world, when you just have to swipe to get new content to consume, most of the people don’t want to spend much time to read and appreciate the poetry, this is the main reason why two-liners are getting more likes.


      1. I know, right 😑

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  8. Nice poem. I can see a promising poet in you…

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  9. I’m an author and artist , I’m impressed .

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