Below are the all-time best Apoorva Patrikar poems as chosen by PoetrySoup members
Be it half, or be it full
Rainbows are just so beautiful
An angel's slide, God's beautiful art
Butterflies seem to take colors from this cart
It is the smile of the rain with the rays of sun
It proves to dark times that happiness won
Nature's lovely band decorates the sky
A belt of colors, that are painted so high
It brings a big smile on each one's face
VIBGYOR we say colors we can feel
Rainbows spread joy and that too for free!
(This one's from God's POV:)
I never sent you on earth,
'Cuz I was afraid of what they'll do to you
But on October 7th, I'll set you free
You know why! It's PD's birthday!!
Go to her, give her your charm
One little visit won't do you any harm!
Embrace her, love her, Oh boy!
Let her cuddle like you're a soft toy
Peek at her with your lovely big eyes
Give her the wish of no sad 'goodbye's
Give her some magic
Like the one she has in her PS words
Give her a hug
And make the birds
Sing a happy birthday song for her :)
Dear unicorn, go to PD
Give her all the love,
Give her all the happiness,
And only then return home.
To PoetrySoup I’m new; I register and post a song
I enter it in a contest, curious if I’m right or wrong
I get an honorable mention, for the one that I entered
The first comment it seems! Oooh what is it, I wondered
The name of the commenter, I see, is POET DESTOYER
I feel a little scared, is she really a destroyer?
But then I find out, she’s so nice and I like her songs
But what leaves me curious, is her name after all
Every time I visit her page, I know why she’s got the fame
But even today I am curious, POET DESTOYER, what’s your real name???
for the contest CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT HARRY HORSMAN AND MANDY TAMS
although, its true!!
If I were Death, I’d hide my face
From the person who rang my bell
I’d make him find me through a maze
To test if it’s heaven or hell
That person’s right place to be
A look in his life and I can tell
The person who’s just come to me
He’d leave every single thing behind
There’s a new afterlife for him to see
Hell is hell you keep in mind
Every act reversed with you this time
That’s how justice you will find
But if it’s heaven, winds will chime
You’ll be lucky, you’ll be fine
Bliss and love from time to time
I will get what’s rightfully mine
The decision to judge your after life
No turning back, no changes now
Your fate, your actions will derive
now my hands shiver
my love is here
Will I act dutifully???
for "Terzanelle Fantasy with a Questionku Chaser Poetry Contest" by Richard Lamoureux
Right now it’s only cough and cold
But you won’t survive until you’re old
Your friends and family will stay away
No matter how much you plead or pray
You’ll lose your weight and faint at times
You’ll prefer dying than being alive
No one to take care of you at night
You’ll be untouchable, yeah that’s right
It doesn’t matter how I infected you
All they’ll think all you do is screw
Your life will be like a living hell
You’ll be alone and lonely, can’t you tell?
You’ll regret that day I entered you
The days you have are very few
Within no time you’ll beg to die
But I’ll kill you slowly while you cry
Right now it’s only cough and cold
But I am gonna get you trolled
My friends and family will stay with me
They love me so much, can’t you see?
Skinnier I’ll be, unhealthy I’ll be
It’s not ‘you’ and ‘I’, with us it’s a ‘we’
They’ll stand by me, take care of me
They’ll take me home, I’ll be free
But today they asked me the reason
Was it some blood transfusion?
Yes it was, I wanted to say
But I realized my life had started to sway
They’re going away, the ones I loved
Was it really necessary for me to be shoved?
I trusted them to stay with me
But now I’m begging you to let me die…
I entered the world and I
Instantly loved the person I could see
It’s only because of her, that today I am
Able to be the person I’ve always wanted to be
She had to do it all alone:look after me, make a home
When I was scared and looked back, she was there
When I was ill and felt very sad, she was there
When I broke down, I lost it, she was there
When I wanted the fun, she was there
In ups and downs, she was there
Our love is certainly endless
I’m proud to say that
I have the worlds
Baby, the day I saw you first
Dunno how my heart had a burst
You soon became my friend
Would friendship last till the end?
Staying without you, oh that’s the worst
High time it was, I’d waited so long
You’d finally proposed to me with a song
Ooohh I could hardly wait
You were already my mate
I wished nothing would now ever go wrong
We usually sat together like a dove
Now was that really true love, love?
Sad songs seemed so boring
Romance in full sure seemed luring
Now was that really true love, love?
Your lovely smile was now my smile
Our relationship was not at all fragile
I started drawing hearts and roses
We took photographs in various poses
Without you, I couldn’t even stand a while
One day that was, I wasn’t feeling very well
You immediately rang the nearest doctor’s bell
He had a really bad news
From all the doctors we took reviews
I was about to die, they said from their shell
That is the day when I realized
Our love was never actually very precise
My love had different forms
Between us, we had no norms
I sure had a soon to be demise
Relating romantic songs to you, was not true love
Electricity racing at your touch, was not true love
Your presence at my last breath, telling me
You’ll never leave, kiss me, caress me
Making me smile, while I die, now that’s true love...
My little sister was back home from school
Today she had questions deep as a tidal pool
Did I do something wrong? Why don’t I have a tail?
All the animals do. I’m sad, it leaves me pale
If trees live like we do, why don’t they walk?
Why did God punish trees? Why can’t they talk?
Why does an elephant have such a big nose?
Why can’t I follow a butterfly, fly as it goes?
Why is a notice called circular, if it’s rectangular in shape?
Why are old time queens famous for having grapes?
Why do giraffes have such a long neck?
Why do woodpeckers do nothing but peck?
Why do cuckoos lay eggs in a crow’s nest?
Hey please answer my questions, so I can ask you the rest.
The wedding bells were in full swing, ringing
The choir in the church was melodiously singing
The groom saw the bride entering with a smile
It took his heartbeat, breath away for a while
He couldn’t wait to make her his wife
He’d imagined with her, his entire life
But before he could face her, came in her brother
He asked in an angry tone “How much do you love her?”
“As much as the sky spreads” he answered, it was true
“Okay then you can marry her” the brother said, “that’s cool”
The bride was now a step ahead, the groom’s heartbeat fast
Before he could see her properly, came before him a task
The mother it was this time, asking him to propose
“Very romantic it should be, else, I’ll oppose”
The groom sat on his knees and said “I love you sweetheart”
“I cannot live even for a sec, even with the thought that we part”
The mother was satisfied, the bride came further
With her next step, the groom faced her father
“You can marry her only on one condition
Give her everything she wishes for, you love should have no limitation”
“Sure” the groom said, and his bride was now before him
But before the priest could start, a lady entered in
“Stop this marriage! I still love you” she said loudly
“Tell me you still love me, don’t marry, and say it proudly”
The bride was surprised, her eyes filled with tears and worry
Just then the lady said, “Oops the wrong marriage, I’m sorry!”
The couple was now happy and they finally got their ceremony right
The groom’s face was lit up and the bride’s was bright
Just then someone called the groom, “Get up son! It’s your wedding today!”
It was then that he realized, it was a dream! But he was sure today was the best day of his life!!
written on 23rd Sep 2012
Written for the contest
I see little humans playing around
I fly through the clouds to and fro
I fly on the top, to search for prey
I pounce on a rabbit on the go
Extremely high altitudes, I fly on
Everything below looks negligible
Today my leap was higher than ever
To touch the stars, see if it’s possible
My flight can’t feel the pressure today
What happened to the gravity? Where am I?
Everything looks different, lighter I feel
A strong bird I am, but have the urge to cry
A round sphere I see, blue and green
A little further away, is a small whitish thing
On the other side I see, rings around a sphere
No other birds, no sound, nor a blink
I thought I could touch the stars in the sky
Perhaps I went wrong, I can’t see any star
Instead the sun is bigger, shining crudely on me
I’m lost but I recall, there’s a planet called Mars
I fly towards it, to see if life exists
I’m gonna do something even humans haven’t yet
When I reach the planet, I alone will rule
Not that I don’t now, but then I’ll be King
And show all the humans, my regime…
by Apoorva Patrikar
for the contest Deep Space Odyssey
sponsored by Nathan