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Chaplin Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem country girl bare feet wayne tolbert Rhyme Rhyme chaplin, art, child, clothes, grandchild,
CHARLIE CHAPLIN Anisha Dutta Clerihew Clerihew chaplin, 12th grade, appreciation, humorous,
Premium Member Poem The Last Few Words - I died a little inside Eve Roper Prose Prose chaplin, death,
Premium Member Poem A Scene from Laurel and Hardy Kevin Shaw Rhyme Rhyme chaplin, character, film, funny, silly,
For the real fernando vergara Verse Verse chaplin, change, culture, emotions, god,
Googling Cats Mike Hauser Rhyme Rhyme chaplin, cat, fun,
Three-Fifth Stooges Quartet Freddie Robinson Jr. Light Verse Light Verse chaplin, fun, humor, parody, political,
Premium Member Poem Life Accelerated Suzanne Delaney Free verse Free verse chaplin, image, imagination,
Trying To Love Chaplin Jodie Williams Rhyme Rhyme chaplin, anxiety,
Premium Member Poem Charlie Chaplin Jack Ellison Limerick Limerick chaplin, celebrity,
Premium Member Poem No free lunch Ram R. V. Free verse Free verse chaplin, irony, satire, society,
Silent Movie Freddie Robinson Jr. Pantoum Pantoum chaplin, analogy, corruption, political, truth,
Mabel's Strange Predicament Michael Coy Rhyme Rhyme chaplin, film,
Premium Member Poem Perfumed Letter Peter Dome Romanticism Romanticism chaplin, absence, love, romance, romantic,
Premium Member Poem Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin-The Acrostic Style Dorian Petersen Potter Free verse Free verse chaplin, art, beautiful, celebrity, tribute,
A True Star Robert Heemstra Haiku Haiku chaplin, nostalgia,
THE COMICS Dan Cwiak Rhyme Rhyme chaplin, dedication, funny, giggle, humor,
Premium Member Poem Limerick: Once Chaplin wanted to play Brando T Wignesan Limerick Limerick chaplin, humor,
Silent Movies Lexi Cramer Free verse Free verse chaplin, boyfriend, break up, heartbroken,
Trying to love Charlie Chaplin Jodie Williams Rhyme Rhyme chaplin, lost love, missing you,
Charlie Chaplin - CLERIHEW Charles Sides Clerihew Clerihew chaplin, funny, mystery,
The Telegraph mike dailey Rhyme Rhyme chaplin, life, lost love, life,
Premium Member Poem Footle-Film quaternion Brian Strand Footle Footle chaplin, nostalgia
Hello There, Runt Elton Camp Rhyme Rhyme chaplin, life,
Cats In The Cradle Jeff Morehead Rhyme Rhyme chaplin, lifelife, time,
MIA Hill mike dailey I do not know? I do not know? chaplin, death, family, father, funeral,
PRAIRIE TRAIN Sidney Beck Quatrain Quatrain chaplin,
charlie chaplin joy bohland Ballade Ballade chaplin, sadme, cry, me,
Premium Member Poem Daffy Definitions (Part 3 ) HGarvey Daniel Esquire Light Verse Light Verse chaplin, education, family, friendship, funny
Premium Member Poem footle-CHAPLIN Brian Strand Light Verse Light Verse chaplin, people
Born Out Of My Time James Foulk Free verse Free verse chaplin, fantasy, imagination, nostalgia

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Chaplin Poem Example

No free lunch

A scientist pursuing research—
with disinterested curiosity,
Poets distancing themselves—
from personal emotions,
from ‘personality’ (in Eliot’s idiolect),
A sportsperson focusing on the event—
not obsessed with results,
demonstrating sporting spirit,
Anyone doing their karma—
regardless of results,
as characterized in Indian scriptures,
notably the Gita—
All these are instances of detachment—
Of varying degrees
And of course in various domains.
Thus, they all fit into a paradigm.

The old order changeth, yielding place to new!
There was a paradigm shift in the globe—
A mutation.
Detachment suddenly changed
To (greedy) Attachment—to profit.
And the Rat Race started.

It originated in Keiser’s pre-War Germany.
Chemical industry sponsored Academic programmes.
Welcome!
But chemical weapons were piling up.
Oh, what a pity!
And war seemed to be the only solution—
To dispose of the weapons.
Dreadful!
No free lunch!

A weak Kaiser yielded.
Germany plunged into war—
A development not dissimilar
To the piling up of warheads in the US,
Leading to the Gulf War.
Germany lost.
Kaiser abdicated and fled.
Now, a broken Germany
Had to launch another war,
To salvage its economy—
With far more disastrous consequences this time.
The Fatherland broke down.
Führer killed himself.
Germany was broken in two.


But the new paradigm continued to work—
Spread globally.
The world came to be governed
By corporate concerns,
T&C. 
No free lunch!

The rat race continued
And still continues,
At breakneck speed,
Between the two Geopolitical Blocs,
Between members of the same Bloc!
What about ideology, then?
No problem.
No free lunch!

The paradigm shift means
Commodification, Cutthroat competition,
Aggressive marketing, Subliminal appeal,
Throwaway mode,
Exploitation of labour.
What about ideology, then?
No problem.
No free lunch!

Benjamin Bloom came.
Outcome-Based Education
Displaced Liberal education
Academies gave up Engineering,
Offered Technology.
Research was all geared to
A noble, commercial purpose.
The world became a Workers’ Paradise,
(in Tagore’s idiom).
Exploitation of labour?
Will go on.
No free lunch!

Fundamental Research?
Who cares?
But what about values?
‘Politically correct’ language, please.
No free lunch!

Writers?
Of late busy with contests—of course.
And write only for prize money!
The muses or Sarasvati?
No superstitions, please.
No free lunch!

Sportspersons?
All on the market,
Waiting to be bought off 
Or already auctioned.
Can’t help it.
Sponsor-pressure.
No free lunch!

And sporting spirit?
What do you mean?
Current English, please!
No free lunch!

And what about detachment?
Why, are you a Buddha?
A Charlie Chaplin?
A Tithonus?
A Rip Van Winkle or an ET?
Google Postmodernism and Kali Yuga
And find out.
Read rags and update.
Or you’ll be detached.
No free lunch!

Om, shantih, shantih, shantih!




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