Like, Share, Comment

July 7, 2022

Like, Share, Comment

I wrote a poem and voila, it got published
It made me very happy and contended
But my goal wasn’t yet accomplished
I forwarded the weblink to friends and colleagues over a hundred

Don’t forget to like, share, comment
To them was my humblest request
Some of the recipients thought I was a pesky pest
Nagging them to read my poem in print

Whoa, the comments began pouring in
Like the monsoon torrential rain
In words simple and plain
Their praises were umpteen on my poetic vein
My expended time and effort didn’t go in vain

The digital age has led us to become obsessed with comments
Indeed they speak louder about our achievements
Sweet words bring us ceaseless blissful moments
Like we are continually chewing on peppermints

My wife read the comments and then happily shouted
“Wow! Plentiful praises prove you’re a skilled wordsmith and poet”
I didn’t reveal it was me who had deliberately solicited
Until death that would remain a deadly secret

Then dawned the glorious women’s day
What a better way than entering the kitchen to toil away
To prepare a meal to surprise my wife in a grand way
I fought with knives, spoons and utensils until midday
Lunchtime arrived and I rushed to the dining table using expressway

Hooray, I singlehandedly cooked a meal, set and served
Coriander Rice, Shepherd’s Pie and Chicken Roast
I turned to my wife, smiled and said
“Don’t forget to like, share, comment”

Just a morsel of meat into her mouth
Opened the floodgates of comments
I was confused in which direction to run away – north or south
When she said “you are good for nothing except for penning poems”




By Ivan Menezes, Valencia / Muscat
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Comment on this article

  • Rita, Germany.

    Tue, Jul 12 2022

    Very nice .looking for the next womens day ,No No ,for your next Poem,likes share and Comments .As we say in Germany ,stay by your work (shoe maker )

  • Ajai, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 11 2022

    Tasty cuisine of words.

  • Neil, India

    Thu, Jul 07 2022

    What an interesting usage of words and unexpected twist to the poem

  • Lida, India

    Thu, Jul 07 2022

    Wow Ivan it was truly funny had a good laugh 😀 keep it up

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