A Follower’s Failure

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Wished to be a follower

Of Shakespeare

But shaken

Having seen the Sphere.


Wished to follow

William Wordsworth

But could not keep

Neither words nor remained worth.


Tried to follow Byron

To acknowledge the ray-on

But only remained bare

To be inside the bar-on.


Tried to follow

William Long Fellow

Rather remained long away

Didn’t remembered for long nor follow.



When success

Kissed their feet

Failure hammered me

To tilt.


History adorned them

With golden letters

But neither could I add

Nor I could reach near.


All they won

And remained renowned poet(s)

But I failed

To face the ignominious fate.




Composed By: - A.K.Sahoo, Librarian, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Rourkela

On Dated:-07/08/2019




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Ruth O'Reilly

Mon 19th Aug 2019 10:33

You have created an excellent poem from your experience of exploring those writers so all is not lost.

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Mon 19th Aug 2019 09:57

Hi Ajay - Don't worry about it?, you're doing ok. In the end it's only some words. One line at a time. ><>

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