…So Mediocrity Reigns !

The ones, who’re but connoisseurs
Of the toils of soul’s, prolific pains
Ain’t they arts’, lavish saboteurs?
Its newfound banes, so mediocrity reigns!

In a crowd of creators, and critics
Who overshoots, and who refrains
To lionize, a banal yield, of limericks
Against the grain, so mediocrity reigns!

In the bare bazaars, of vying wordsmiths
Sham sells, alas! Unsold remains
Millstones of, unearthed megaliths
On obtuse brains, so mediocrity reigns!

Where lost legends, their legacy
Now art reduced, to profane bargains
And virtuosity, new heresy
Ingenuity, new blasphemy, so mediocrity reigns!

© 2016 Vikas Chandra


  • I feel this! As poets, we should never give in to mediocrity just to be accepted. We should never tone down our thoughts or words to some meaningless half formed drivel. Let us be shocking, let us be moving, let us be beautiful, let us be stunning, let us never be mediocre. Save that for greeting cards and fortune cookies. Great write Vikas!

  • It depends upon customers like as I said earlier not all can understand your complicated vocabulary , so you don’t get much comments ,this is market its governed by customers ,salman khan is big star ,poor actor as customers buy him .

      • Yes ,I agree ,even I mentioned it for general ,keeping you as an example ,everyone can’t buy a precious sapphire so its not sapphire’s fault

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