Welcome to Poetry.com

Poetry.com is a huge collection of poems from famous and amateur poets from around the world — collaboratively published by a community of authors and contributing editors.

Navigate through our poetry database by subjects, alphabetically or simply search by keywords. You can submit a new poem, discuss and rate existing work, listen to poems using voice pronunciation and even translate pieces to many common and not-so-common languages.

Rate this poem:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Chalk Stick.

Hapless and diminutive - yet it invincibly thrilled you as it landed astounding close to your silhouette - reminding you of those uninhibited school days when the teacher had whirled it at you - for crassly unfinished homework,

Bland and Corrugated - yet it was the most indispensable ingredient in a teacher's armory of various paraphernalia even in today's age of super computers - as she commenced her lecture buoyantly dashing it across the Black - board,

Insipid and boring - yet it empowered you to express yourself in writing wherever you wanted - be it the rustically threadbare and rotting rock or the nondescript office wall that wasted away amidst sonorous silence,

Lackluster and nonliving - yet it made you frolic around like a freshly born infant - as you smashed it in its entirety to build the measly toy castle on your table - just before the corporate honchos were about to enter to start the commercially livid day,

Plain and nonchalant - yet an optimistic backbone of your mortally nothing existence - as you used it to gleefully scribble at atleast some point of time in your life - in the disdainful absence of your conventionally stereotypical pen,

Asymmetrical and stub - yet inspiring you to indulge your artistic talent with aplomb - as you unabashedly sketched virtually any intriguing shape from imagination on the floor with it - eventually resulting into a masterpiece collage of tantalizingly brilliant

Deplorable and dusty - yet marvelously easing you out from various financial crisis in life with child like ease - as you rolled it majestically with your fingers and merrily devoured your nocturnal meal,

Short and stingy - yet stimulating you to fantasize about the extraordinarily blessed goodness of existence and its myriad hues - as you thrust bulk of your weight upon it via your chin - and it snapped instantaneously into bits of oblivion,

Orphaned and Desolate - yet it proved to be an unassailably charmed savior as you lost your trail in the meandering forest - and marked your inimitable identity with it - for the rescue team to reach you as soon as possible,

Unkempt and frail - yet it rekindled the speed of the in-built laptop mouse to lightening fast - as you rubbed a fraction of it upon the same - and then traversed the wondrously smoothened periphery,

Sloppy and unimaginative - yet it granted instant authority to your otherwise sweat mopped palms as you grasped it tight - and scurried across the table to highlight the key point of the presentation with its dangling end,

Unsubstantiated and penniless - yet it seemed to be the most perfect present that you could've ever gifted to your old college professor - as he fondly reminisced those glorious teaching moments of his life - scribbling articulately and rapidly with it on the curriculum board,

Harried and Unrewarded - yet it gorgeously helped you pen an entire book of your variedly benevolent thoughts; spontaneously on the park bench - with an ecstatically replenishing backdrop of trees and grass as your fecund friends,

Unpretentious and Raw - yet it proved to be the most eclectic drumstick when you drove out with your friends and they exuberantly tapped it to produce sound - rejoicing in the aisles of desire - as the night beckoned you into the freshness of a golden new sublime dawn,

Measly and voiceless - yet it meant unconquerably cherished to you as the referee drew the start and finishing lines with it - and you galloped forward in the race to triumph unfettered - go past the white mark which looked its admirable best,

Unacknowledged and discarded - yet it permeated that quintessential thought of hope; peace; betterment and humanity - with its pristinely innocuous white a much needed respite - as the electricity abandoned you in the middle of the arid night,

Feckless and solitary - yet it irrefutably triggered you to help humanity in the best of your natural capacity - just as it reduced to nothing without any regret - after being used by the society for its various indispensably good deeds and needs,

Ordinary and Artificial - yet it held its own unduplicated identity in this fantabulous age of digital enhancement; when full fledged enterprises thrived on the internet - and it lay unmatched - alongside the most modern of contraptions; on the writing desk,
Please welcome this uncelebrated hero of our age - the chalk stick.
Font size:

Submitted by nikhilparekh on September 29, 2019

3:45 min read

Nikhil Parekh

Nikhil Parekh , ( born August 27 ; 1977 ) from Ahmedabad , India - is a Love Poet and 10 time National Record holder for his Poetry with the Limca Book of Records India , which is India's Best Book of Records , also Ranked 2nd in the World officially to Guinness Book of World Records . He is an author of - ' LONGEST BOOK written by a mortal - COLLECTED POETRY ' , which has a Print Length of 5254 pages on the Amazon Kindle . The Poet's style of Poetry / literature is unique and has never ever been written before or experimented on the mortal planet by any mortal . Though his Poetry / literature is normal and natural . 10 Different National Records held by Parekh with the Limca Book of Records India are for - (1) Being the First Indian Poet to be published / featured in McGill English Dictionary of Rhyme which is the World's Number 1 English Rhyming Dictionary - for his poem: Come Lets Embrace our New Religion (2) Being the First Indian Poet to have won Poet of the Year Award at the Canadian Federation of Poets which is Canada's National Poetry Body endorsed by Governor General of Canada (3) Being the First Indian Poet to be published in a Commonwealth Newsletter for his poem on AIDS which is 'Aids doesn't kill. Your Attitude kills (4) Being the First Indian Poet to win an EPPIE award for best poetry e-book (5) Writing the most number of letters to and receiving the most number of replies from World Leaders and World Organizations (6) Being the First Indian Poet to be Goodwill Ambassador to the International Goodwill Treaty for World Peace - GoodwillTreaty.org (7) Being the First Indian Poet whose Poems have been made into Films at Youtube.com - The World's largest video sharing website (8) Being the 1st Indian Poet to be featured for his Poetry Book - 'Love versus Terrorism- Poems on Anti Terror, Peace' , at Wattpad.com - The World's most popular ebook community and largest website for reading books on mobile phones (9) Being the first Indian Poet whose video reciting a Poem on Nelson Mandela , has been placed at the official website of the Government of South Africa (10) Having authored LONGEST BOOK written by a mortal - COLLECTED POETRY - which is of Print Length 5254 pages and currently has approximately 1.15 million words , financially selling in the Amazon.com Kindle Store United States at - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003Y8XLKQ . The Indian Poet has written thousands of varied poems on - God , Peace , Love , Anti Terrorism , Friendship , Life , Death , Environment, Wildlife , Mother , Father , Children , Parenthood , Humanity , Social Cause , Women empowerment , Poverty , Lovers , Brotherhood . His Books and Poems have had millions of viewers and downloads on the Internet . Parekh is an author of 47 varied Books which include - 1 God ( volume 1 to volume 4 ) , The Womb ( volume 1 to volume 2 ) , Love Versus Terrorism ( Part 1 to Part 2 ) , You die; I die - Love Poems ( Part 1 to Part 16 ) , Life = Death ( volume 1 to volume 10 ), The Power of Black ( volume 1 to volume 2 ) , If you cut a tree; you cut your own mother , Hide and Seek ( part 1 to part 8 ) , Longest Poem written by Nikhil Parekh - Only as Life . These Books comprise of nearly a 7000 pages of his Poetry in their entirety . The Poet's Poetry has had the patronization of several versatile World Leaders including the Queen of England . Visit http://nikhilparekh.net ; the webpage . more…

All Nikhil Parekh poems | Nikhil Parekh Books

FAVORITE (1 fan)

Discuss this Nikhil Parekh poem with the community:



    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:


    "Chalk Stick." Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 19 Sep. 2021. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/49720/chalk-stick.>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    Browse Poetry.com


    Are you a poetry master?

    An expression where the literal meaning is different from the intended meaning is called ________.
    • A. idiom
    • B. simile
    • C. metaphor
    • D. synonym

    Our favorite collection of

    Famous Poets