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Poems on Sale

Updated on February 28, 2018
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Harish Mamgain likes travelling , and is fond of the craft of writing. He loves poetry.

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Poems on Sale

From a whole sale market at chawari Bazar

I took a good stock of poems of fine quality

Some poems were very long like Qutub Minar

A few were as mazy as Jantar Mantar in C.P.


There were grand pieces like splendid Red Fort

And some were as old as Ugrasen Ki Bawali

A few rivalled the gorgeous Taj Mahal of Agra

Some short, some medium, and some were hot


A well-built man approached me with a grim look

Had come to buy the longest poem of the world

Showed him the one that I too didn't read before

Asked me to tell him something about the stuff


I groped for words, the guy got suspicious of me

How dare you sold the fake poems you know not

Threatened to book me if I didn't sell them cheap

I gave him two wee poems free and sold one long


A vegetable vendor stopped, asked about poems

When heard the rates of poems , began to bargain

Eager to buy poems at rates he sold the reddish

Tried to convince him about the value of poems


How the reddish tasted not as the beautiful verses

He didn't fall for my game , asked how they tasted

Some poems could evoke love in anyone's heart

A long poem would ignite sound sleep in the bed


A tiny poem 's tastier more than a banana in mouth

Other would make you feel like you drank Coco water

He gave a huge laugh, and told what rubbish I talked

Without eating up how one could taste anything at all


My all vegetables tasted good , guys returned to buy

Sold him two veggie poems in return for a fat pumpkin

A moody lady came , wondered at what I sold there

Got interested in the mazy poems that intrigued her


When asked about rate , she gave me a fifty rupee note

I sold her the greatest mazy poem and she lost her way

An old guy looked tired , but wanted to buy fine poems

He told his home was not like a home for him no more


And picked up the poem , and he felt like the Red Fort

I carried on the sale , and guys kept buying the poems

Various were the poems to sale, various were people

Guys flocked to buy the poems, what a bumper sale !


Wondered how poetry looked glamorous in the world

How people began to buy poems puzzled my nerves

I was on the high pitch now " poems on sale, poems ..."

My wife woke me up " God, how loud noises you make ! "



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    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      15 months ago from New Delhi , India

      Thanks Devika. It was fun to coin such a crazy stuff.

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      Devika Primić 

      15 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Good poetry with great meaning. So glad to have stopped by here.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      15 months ago from New Delhi , India

      Linda, glad to have your presence here. I love poetry , it's like a third eye of an individual. It was a bizarre idea that yielded this poem. Thanks for appreciating it, and also for your lovely comments.

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      Linda Crampton 

      15 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Your poem is both entertaining and creative, Harish! I loved reading it.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      15 months ago from New Delhi , India

      Thank you Gypsy for coming by and liking this hub. When I thought of writing this funny thing, I myself was curious how to commence, but somehow the crazy thing came into being. :-)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      15 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      A most amusing tale.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      15 months ago from New Delhi , India

      Thank you Larry , for stopping by and reading this hub. Glad you liked it.

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      Larry Rankin 

      15 months ago from Oklahoma

      Great read!

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      15 months ago from New Delhi , India

      John, glad you liked this funny stuff. Poetry is really a great art, I just played around a funny idea; hence this crazy hub. Thanks for putting up your valuable comments.

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      John Hansen 

      15 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Haha, Harish. I love your dream. If only poetry was still popular today and would have people lining up to buy it. I hope your dream comes true and all poets become rich. Actually, despite poetry being seen as unpopular I do have clients who pay me to write poems for them..admittedly they don't pay a lot of money.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      15 months ago from New Delhi , India

      Thanks Hari, this thought has been wandering in my mind for days why poetry is not in good demand. So, instead of going for a serious analysis, I found this easy way out.lol...:)

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      Hari Prasad S 

      15 months ago from Bangalore

      Very nice Harish, it's true, poetry is not easy to sell.

      Nice poetic and humourous way to make this point.

      I think persistence pays. Internet has however been a great way out for us guys.

      - hari

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      15 months ago from New Delhi , India

      Ha .ha.ha... Eric, glad you liked it. And yes, it so happens often that I 'm screaming in my dreams, and my wife always wakes me up. :)

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      Eric Dierker 

      15 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Marvelously entertaining. Poor wife.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      15 months ago from New Delhi , India

      All great poets you mentioned have really made a great impact on the psyche of the mankind. manatita, dear brother, it can only be spoken by you, who is such a magician of words. I appreciate your words. Thank you for reciprocating so kindly brother.

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      manatita44 

      15 months ago from london

      No, it's a struggle, unless you're Shakespeare, Whitman, Seamus Heaney or Pablo Neruda. Aspire! Who knows? I long for your autograph:)

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      15 months ago from New Delhi , India

      manatita, my bro yes, it's funny indeed ! lol... And about the message, I've to say that it is a fact, that poetry doesn't sell like other pieces of art. Young people don't pay much attention to this great art, maybe thanks to availability of other avenues of entertainment. I can't say much about it. Since you are a very fine poet, you can shed more light on this aspect. Glad you liked this stuff. Thanks for your visit and for constant support to me.

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      manatita44 

      15 months ago from london

      A funny one. A deep message, I'm sure. Still figuring it out. I'm glad that you woke up, Bro. (chuckle)

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