Letters

Letters

A Poem by Chandradhish Ghosh

The letters never cared

They seemed to be comfortable with one another

I observed them closely…very closely

‘A’ seemed to be the nicest

He partnered everybody

And everybody liked to have him around

So did ‘E’, and except

It was a little partial

Towards certain other letters.

Although it was quite lonely,

X was the most powerful of them all

To know the power

I read aloud “Say-X”

Not only that anything unknown

We call it ‘x’…what a privilege!

Shall we say the privilege goes down

As we come to the end? No?

Of course not! What about ‘S’, ‘T’, ‘O’ and ‘P’?

‘Q’? Well yes considering it can hardly live without “U”

Even when one pronounces it?

’Z’?  To an extent yes…

But when you play scrabble,

Z’ll give you 10.

‘G’, ‘I’…they form a good combo in ‘give’

‘C’,‘F’,’K’, ‘U’...

Form a good combo with substantial difference in their position

’N’,’I’,’L’? Nah they also have some value

‘Y’? Why? Not so bad

It starts ‘You’

Let ‘B’ be a bee thing with a sting

For it starts something we all like to kick.

‘R’,’S’? Read it very fast stressing only on the sound

They are important you see!

What’s left? ‘B’,’J’…no ‘B’ is taken ‘V’,’J’

They form a word themselves unlike ‘B’,’J’

‘W’,‘H’,’O’ ‘M’ were you looking for? ‘C’,’D’?

‘C’,‘D’? You read it right?

Need ‘I’ say anything more?

© 2013 Chandradhish Ghosh


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An absolutely amazing play on words you have here. Truly amazing. I can't say amazing enough, hahaha.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Intriguing poem you have here, unusual and quirky, love the word play, great job my friend!

Posted 7 Years Ago


Chandradhish Ghosh

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much for the review Freida...I am glad you liked it. :)
Frieda P

7 Years Ago

My pleasure, always love something with a twist.
I was totally blown away with this poem CG... yes you are indeed right that we should not take LETTERS for granted. Your play on words created by LETTERS I applaud you. yes was excellent to say the least.

I have to admit... I have taken great care and notice as I type every vowel and syllabus in my review for A.E.I.O..................................................................................................................................."U"


"B" "R" "A" "V" "O" CG.... brilliant piece


YB

Posted 7 Years Ago


Chandradhish Ghosh

7 Years Ago

Thank you for this wonderful review YB...People lovingly call me CD...not my acronym though...hence .. read more
this piece was 'A'mazing..

You surely made many people to look closely to Letters now.. Nice work..

Posted 7 Years Ago


Chandradhish Ghosh

7 Years Ago

Thank you for the review Smilempsn...I welcome you to my other works!
smilempsn

7 Years Ago

sure
I observed them closely…very closely

‘A’ seemed to be the nicest

He partnered everybody

And everybody liked to have him around


Posted 7 Years Ago


A good piece that has wit and smarts...You are brilliant...:)...............

Posted 7 Years Ago


This one made me chuckle a few times. I like the way you did this. It is very clever and witty. :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


Chandradhish Ghosh

7 Years Ago

As always thank you so much Magenta for the review!
Clever. Loved the concept of this piece and word choice so very interesting.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Chandradhish Ghosh

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much Pryde
So clever! A matter of fact, story poem that really took me on a literary journey. The vowels are always the most well liked, aren't they? Witty way that you used the letters to lead the reader into a certain state of mind... "What's left? 'B, J'...no B is taken V, J/They form a word themselves unlike B, J" --clever--felt a little like dancing.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Chandradhish Ghosh

7 Years Ago

Thank you Sara...Im really glad you liked it...I like to bring a little bit of wit into the writing... read more

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