Midnight

Here is my latest poem. Hope you like it!

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The wall clock cried loud,

It is midnight.

The boy from view darkness shrouds

On a page he continues to write.

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The time speeds on,

While the world continues to sleep,

He sits and works alone.

He believes one day fruit he will reap.

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In the morn they see him toil,

When the sun’s glow is still dim.

In vain his work they try to foil,

But never can they stop him.

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They call him a fool,

Laugh at his every action.

By this, his passion they fuel,

Call him weak when he gives no reaction.

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Years from then he sits in his extravagant car,

While they find excuses for their failure.

Today he is a man of power,

but they say it was due to luck mere.

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They find a million people to blame.

Say that life is unfair.

Oh they will ever be the same,

They will always have the most to fear.

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They bash his fame,

with jealousy they burn,

But within him is a greater flame,

a flame which only passion can earn.

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They say these ideas don’t work in real life,

Maybe they don’t for you.

You may call it unnecessary strife,

But why abuse those for whom they do?

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But with these ideas he will rise,

For his passion is a fire.

This fire will earn him his prize,

This passion will take him higher.

-Ishaan

Published by Ishaan Sharma

Hello There! My name is Ishaan, and I am a poet with a wandering imagination. I travel my wide thoughts and pen them down. I look forward to hearing from you!

26 thoughts on “Midnight

  1. Your poems are coming on well, Ishaan. One suggestion, don’t try too hard to find words that rhyme. It’s easy to make the whole line feel forced, then. Instead settle for one you want, even if the sound is only slightly similar to the other word. For example, if you can’t find a suitable rhyming word for, say, ‘precious’, rather than shoehorn something like ‘freshers’ in, which will probably sound wrong in the context, find a word which is better, but not so similar. ‘Treasure’ would be a great fit there. It doesn’t rhyme, but has enough similarity to work.

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    1. Thank you for this suggestion. I often do find myself looking for rhyming words.
      But it has been so forced into our minds since a young age that poems must rhyme, I can’t even think of not making it rhyme.

      I still remember the classic
      “There was a cat,
      Which sat on a mat
      It was very fat
      Chasing a rat
      Wearing a hat
      Breaking a cricket bat….”

      I think next time I write, I will make it a free verse just to see if it works for me.
      Also, was there a particular word in this poem which seemed out of place?

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      1. An example is ‘but they say it was due to luck mere.’ The reader immediately thinks it is unnatural and forced, since one would normal say ‘mere luck’. In this case, even a word that did not sound remotely similar would be better, and less obvious to the reader. Usually the rhythm and word-count of the poem is far more important than rhyming.

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        1. If it was the only line, it would stand out a bit. But you might be surprised how many readers didn’t really notice it. Of course, if you then changed a couple of other lines so they didn’t rhyme, perhaps found words you preferred, that would solve it.

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