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Friday, November 27, 2009

The Joker

Cheers from the crowd,
Never made him proud
For music in minds chord
Played tunes that drowned.

Dancing to the rhythm of claps,
Soul standing all pain slaps.
Trying to rein tears that gallop,
Waiting to shower on a safe lap.

The painted smile seemed matching,
Eclipsing his hearts aching,
While the world stood watching,
The show with joy-hatching.

Playing the joker's part,
Need of life in all heart
For a smooth ride in life’s cart
Taking turns in path with art.

The joker's we are,
In past & in future.
The smile spreading pleasure,
Around the ring to treasure.

Let the world smile,
At the joker's style,
For he knew his miles,
So far,
Never reaching those miles…


lakshmi said...

rightly said
I like this one a lot

Anya said...

I love your painting :-)
Very lovely words written ...

Friends are like balloons !!
Once you let them go
you might not get them back.
Sometimes we get so busy with our life and problems,
that we may not even notice
that we've let them fly away

Have a nice weekend

anupama said...

Dear Unni,
Good Morning!
I'm so happy that you wrote a wonderful poem during these EID holidays!without work,family away,one feels lonely!it's true!
but always remember,you will be in the hearts of many with your touching words!
Anya has explained the friendship of the present day very well.
some silent thoughts,some silent cries,everyone has,not necessarily a joker!
cheer up and write a post filled with the happenings of EID celebrations.I look forward.
Unni,you are a blessed soul n right now start counting your blessings!
have wonderful holidays,

Readers Dais said...

Hi! Lakshmi,

Nice to see u back after a long break,
such comments do inspire thanks...

Readers Dais said...

Hi Dear Anya,

That painting is from google images,
Its a lovely quote u have put as a comment,
Youe sincerety is really appreciable
Thanks & Happy blogging
Have a nice weekend & enjoy...

Readers Dais said...

Dear Anu,

I am also so happy that you are happy after reading my post,
but i tried to portray the pain of someone [ joker ] who has to keep smiling for others;inspite of the silent thoughts & cries he undergoes deep within....
That was a sweet & sincere wish on blessings from you :)

ramanika said...

the reading of this post reminded me
Rajkapoor's movie Mera Naam Joker and its songs
kahatha hai joker sara zamaana....
jeena yahaam marna yahaam ......
i applaud your great work!

Readers Dais said...

Dear Ramanika,

That was a nice comment, the joker was just an example of what people may have to enact in their real life,but not everyone will have the ability to laugh in pain as a joker does,and that defenitely should be applauded.

Thanks for ur comment. :)

Neha said...

hey this was an amazing poem..

I don't write poems as, the one - here i am - is my second poem too..would like to read yours on the similar line if you can provide me the link for the same..thanks :)

താരകൻ said...

the painting of those clowns
looks very cute
so is the poem
with its nice rhythm
And it puts in my mind
A scene from the JOKER
where the hero seems merry
with a fixed smile on his face
but when the mask slipsoff
what we see is tears
yes, he was crying...
oh! I am not good at versification..
yar,hope you got the point or should I explain?. anyway your poetry is very wonderful especially the laast octet

Readers Dais said...

Hi Neha,
Welcome to readers dais,
I think you can try more on poems too,eventhough i am no authority to judge poems,even what i write im not sure whether it can be called one still...what is this space for,to scribble our thoughts go ahead :)
Best wishes
the link is :

Readers Dais said...

Hello Tharakaa,

Reading your comment i really got tensed,coz, the words u used,octate,versification etc, i actually dont know any rules in writing a poem,nor do i read much of poems, these are my attempts on my thoughts, trying to be layed out in a speciic pattern,so if u can guide,u r always welcome. :)
thanks for ur comment.

Neha said...

oh my, that poem was so amazing..mine was not even 1% close to what you write...keep it up...thank u for sharing :))

Readers Dais said...


That was a nice piece of appreciation from you, shows how humble u are, Thanks... :)

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Sorcerer said...

wow!! that was beautiful
that paintings..amazin

Amritbir Kaur said...

A wonderful poem indeed!
"The painted smile seemed matching,
Eclipsing his hearts aching,
While the world stood watching,
The show with joy-hatching."
Being the joker is most difficult because he has to mask his tears with a smile. The most difficult task is to fight back one's tears just to make other's smile.
Thanks for sharing such thought-provoking poem.

Jyotsna P kadayaprath said...

dear readers dais,
i have been off screen due to the hectic scedule of life and it is then I came across this poem of urs...

Playing the joker's part,
Need of life in all heart
For a smooth ride in life’s cart
Taking turns in path with art.

I simply love these lines(may be i'm still playing the part:) but the world does smile and what else do we need.....
love and regards

Raveena Raveendran said...

Dear friend , really wonderful poem .
'The painted smile '-നല്ല പ്രയോഗം .
ബഷീറിന്റെ വരികള്‍ ഓര്‍മ്മ വരുന്നു ...
" അവരെല്ലാവരും വന്ന് എന്നോടു തമാശപറയാനാവശ്യപ്പെടുന്നു,ഞാനെന്തൊക്കെയോ പറഞ്ഞ് അവരെ പൊട്ടിച്ചിരിപ്പിക്കുന്നു . പക്ഷേ എന്റെയുള്ളിലെ ദു:ഖത്തിന്റെ മുഴക്കം അവരറിയുന്നില്ല ...."
(വരികള്‍ ഇതുതന്നെയാണോന്നറിയില്ല , പക്ഷേ ആശയം ഇതാണ് ...)

Readers Dais said...

Hi! Friend...

never knew i was recieving comments for my old posts, nice of u to go back & read these, normally people just check the latest & go, even i do the same...
ur poems itself prove that u are someone who have a book to read always...
thanks for ur comment. i really appreciate your thoughts in such a young age.
keep up ur good work raveena...

Jingle said...

awards for u.
Happy Tuesday!