On and Through the Glass

June 25, 2020

On and Through the Glass

Well, do you know me or not?

It’s hard to say!

On a sliding window with reflecting glass

What you see on and through the glass

Are antithetical, one of them alluring!

An incredible human to a few

Contrary to the rest.

Good in person, Bad in rumors.

For what I am

Is an amalgam of what you feel

And what others make you feel.

Claiming to intuit in one go is inappropriate

As the timing, situation and mood

Don’t conjoint always.

Misinterpretation, Impulsiveness, Ignorance

Resulting in impingement is immoral.

Be kind, don’t defame

You never know others struggle

Thus in the world of billions

When you say you know a person

Make sure you truly do.



By Nikhitha Alva
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Comment on this article

  • Fr. Henry Alva, Canada

    Sat, Jun 27 2020

    Dear Nikita,
    The poem and the reflection on the window is the beautiful picture of who you are. Your words proclaim depth of your person; gentle, quiet, loving and compassionate. God bless you.

  • Hilda D Silva, Kallianpur

    Sat, Jun 27 2020

    Congratulations..Let this be the beginning for many more.God bless

  • Rita Andrade, Neerude - Doha, Qatar

    Sat, Jun 27 2020

    Indeed marvelous poem with a great message. The picture is icing on the cake. We are proud of you Nikhi. Keep writing. May God Bless you. With Love.

  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Jun 26 2020

    Mind Blowing ...

  • Shreyas P P, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 26 2020

    Great work 🔥 . Keep writing. Waiting for more.

  • Pruthvi J Padpu, Manglore

    Fri, Jun 26 2020

    Wow... Great work Nikki.

  • T.P. Baburaj, Brahmavar

    Fri, Jun 26 2020

    You are a budding poet. Poetry will bring you tranquility and happiness. It will broaden your view of life.

  • Shreya Rao, Udupi

    Fri, Jun 26 2020

    Glad that you started writing again! Waiting for such great write-ups 😍

  • Valenthi Laveena Tauro, MANGALURU

    Fri, Jun 26 2020

    Great work Nikhi. .. Love to read your poems and photography is amazing as always. ... keep it up and see you soon with the new on....

  • vasishta, mudbidri

    Fri, Jun 26 2020

    beautiful in words and profound in meaning.

  • Steffi Jenifer, Bangalore

    Fri, Jun 26 2020

    Nice one Nikitha. Keep going 👍

  • Sherwin, udupi

    Fri, Jun 26 2020

    On a scale of 1-10, this is 11. :)

  • Deepthi Kini, Puttur

    Fri, Jun 26 2020

    You write with your heart and that is something I love. Beautiful!.Great write Nikki:)

  • Anisha Clea Mathias, Kuthyar, Udupi

    Fri, Jun 26 2020

    Well written Nikhi. It feels great to read your poems. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful one.

  • Gilbert Menezes, Moodubelle / Melbourne

    Fri, Jun 26 2020

    A good thoughtful poem inspired by visionary mind! Keep sharing more to inspire many to be kind in everything they do!

  • Vincent Dsa, Dubai/Pangala Parish.

    Fri, Jun 26 2020

    Nice poem. Supporting picture.Perhaps i know you.....I am Valerian Alva';Belle's classmate .....People do read .Most don't comment. That shouldn't discourage you / anyone from expressing. keep up good efforts..

  • Valerian Alva, Belle /Dubai

    Fri, Jun 26 2020

    Nikhitha,nice poem .Good thoughts,keep writing;expecting many more

  • Oliver Sutari, Kuthyar, Karnataka

    Fri, Jun 26 2020

    Very insightful...

  • Ajai, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 25 2020

    Nikhitha, Your poem says a lot, wrapped up in few words. Good words on the paper are the result of good thoughts. Share many more of your thoughts.

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