The unique one

The unique one

A Poem by riddhi

Someone said i want to be as intelligent as Einstein ,
Other said i want to be as kind as Mother Teresa ,
Yet another said i want to be as brave as Malala Yousoufzai ,
Then , I wondered why people want to become like others .
Why to be like someone?
When you are the unique one.


Everyone born is unique on this earth,
with his own precious value and worth.
With his own unique abilities ,
And his own disabilities .
Why to be like someone ?
When you are the unique one.


As  fingerprints of two individual can never match ,
dreams and possibilities too  can never match .
Why to compare and compete yourself with other ,
when you yourself are your most strong competitor.
Why to be like someone?
when you are the unique one.


The story of tortoise and rabbit still keeps on inspiring me ,
the tortoise kept on running with his own speed you see.
But the rabbit compared himself with tortoise and thinking himself faster slept ,
but the tortoise inspite of knowing that he was slow than rabbit won because oblivious of anything else he gave his best.
Why to be like someone ?
when you are the unique one.


The story of tortoise and rabbit's race ,
isn't different from  our life's case.
A person who keeps on improving himself everyday , every moment better than previous,
Wins this race of life than the others who inspite of having qualities , competes with others and become over ambitious.
Why  to be like someone?
when you are the unique one.


Life is not the graph where after a point , motion stops ,
rather it is the synonym of continuous motion and progress.
Everyday comes with new energy and challenges too.
And you in desire to become more better than previous day , 
surpass the one who were in front of you as they competed with others than themselves.
Why to be like someone?
When you are the unique one.


I  don't want to be intelligent , kind and brave like others ,
Because I am Riddhi , one of the kind.
I want to be me , what others say never bothers
me, so please keep in mind.
Why to be like someone?
when you are the unique one.






© 2017 riddhi



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Since it has the versatility to capture reality in words, and the depth of thoughts with generous feelings, it becomes one of my fav. poetry of the day. The lines that i love the most than already i enjoyed reading ur whole mesmerizing poetry are:

"As fingerprints of two individual can never match ,
dreams and possibilities too can never match ... "

Very genuine league of capricious thoughts u have come up with, Riddhi. Really had my attention! I am looking forward to reading your poetry, shortly.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Wow...amazing..
I wanted to become like Malala but now this poem made me to think about my uniqueness...
Very inspiring words and the meaning was very very true...
"Why to be like someone?" "When you are the unique one" .......I love this....
Great job....keep on writing....

Posted 1 Month Ago


riddhi

1 Month Ago

Thank you ...I am happy that you liked this poem
I loved the message that is behind this poem. It is important that everyone realize the pointlessness of comparing their lives with others and embrace their own uniqueness... Blame our society for that

Posted 2 Months Ago


riddhi

2 Months Ago

Thanks for your review...
A very well written ...yes truly agree with you on this one....striving for uniqueness is as important as striving for excellence...

Posted 3 Months Ago


riddhi

3 Months Ago

Thank you and yes i also agree with you that striving for uniqueness is as important as striving for.. read more
Beautiful 💕
'The story of tortoise and rabbit still keeps on inspiring me ,
the tortoise kept on running with his own speed you see.
But the rabbit compared himself with tortoise and thinking himself faster slept ,
but the tortoise inspite of knowing that he was slow than rabbit won because oblivious of anything else he gave his best.'
💕
I was into your words
Pure and serene.
True'.
Uniqueness resides within us.
I am really inspired.
Every word seemed so accurate and Beautifully placed..
Keep Writing.
It's beautiful 💕❤

Posted 4 Months Ago


riddhi

4 Months Ago

Thank you for your review...
Awesome one! I loved every line and verse..well done..

Posted 4 Months Ago


riddhi

4 Months Ago

Thank you ..
Great message Riddhi. Strive to be the best version of yourself! It's a perpetual goal and you can climb to greater heights than ever imagined. :)

Posted 4 Months Ago


riddhi

4 Months Ago

Thank you....
As no two fingerprints can match, your individuality bleeds through in this artful declaration of self... Uniquely penned...

Posted 4 Months Ago


riddhi

4 Months Ago

Thank you..I am happy that you liked it...
Silente

4 Months Ago

Most welcome, and I did very much...
Nic poem. It is such an amazing wrds tht u say in this poem... Well done... Keep it up...

Posted 4 Months Ago


riddhi

4 Months Ago

Thank you...
The thing about structured poetry isn't the rhyme, but that the rhyme seems to express the thought perfectly, while almost accidentally rhyming. So the rhyme serves the line, not the other way around.

Further, once you begin to rhyme it must continue, not be placed where convenient.

In addition, the percussive structure extends to the entire line, and provides a beat that adds almost a musical feel to the poem. Prosody, the name we give to this, extends to the progression of stressed and unstressed syllables, and their number per line.

An excellent example of how this works to add to the feel of the piece is Robert W. Service's, The Cremation of Sam McGee, a fun poem that has been entertaining for over a hundred years.

http://www.shmoop.com/cremation-sam-mcgee/poem-text.html

It's an excellent example of how the tricks of structured poetry add to the words. Read it aloud and see how the beat encourages a cadence that contributes to keeping time, and accentuats the emotion.

Notice how the structure repeats: A rhyme within the line, alternating with lines that rhyme only at the end. That contributes to the feel, and the differences in the rhyme scheme make it more interesting. Their repeated pattern makes the reader anticipate the beat and read at a steady rate. So in a way, it's kind of punctuation.

Another thing to look for, this one not as obvious: there is a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables that gives seven beats per line, as steadily as a metronome.

In all, there is a great deal of structure to the poem, and all of it contributes to the musicality, but always in service of the story being told. To learn more, when you finish, turn the pages. First comes a line-by-line analysis of the meaning, followed by an analysis of the rhyming scheme, etc. To jump directly to the rhyming comments, jump here:

http://www.shmoop.com/cremation-sam-mcgee/rhyme-form-meter.html

In all, it's a fun poem that has been bringing smiles at the campfire for more than a century, and I hope you enjoy it.

For more on how to make the patterns of language work for you, read the Amazon excerpt for Stephen Fry's The Ode Less Traveled. It's a great introduction to structured poetry, and can help both hopeful poets and prose writers make their words flow, as they say, trippingly from the tongue.

Hang in there, and keep on writing.

Jay Greenstein
https://jaygreenstein.wordpress.com/category/the-craft-of-writing/


Posted 5 Months Ago


riddhi

4 Months Ago

Thank you so much...I will definitely check and i will try to use it in my poems...
Thanks fo.. read more

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