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A Fistful Of Stars: Do I Have To Write At All?

Poet Hariharan Balakrishnan questions why he sets down words.

Do I have to write at all
These simple words in verse?
For whom should I
And for what?

Are not these words
Like sand in sculpture?
Only to be forgotten
Washed away tomorrow?

Do I lose my self, my soul
When I write reality?
I write words of meaning, use
For every one around

Why is your world so narrow, mean
And mine so vast and broad?
Will you answer me, can you?
Or should I, shall I?


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