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Just One More Time

SHRUTI SHARMA

To all the lonely people out there,
Surely your world seems so clear,
This one’s for you,
Which you’ll find so true.

Life’s a drama; Well Sara had two-Real and Reel,
Which had no seal,
Reel gave optimism,
Real stood as glass prism.

Had faith in self worth,
But quantified its girth,
Committed to other’s hippodrome,
I call it a Phantom Vibration Syndrome.

Both the buttons fitted onto screen,
Checking out who’s to extreme,
Some are cynical
Few post biblical,
WOW! The caption is lit,
The bedside book asking to please look at it.

She begs, “Just one more time”,
Can’t Stop, not a crime.
The Insta pink circle was annoying,
Social currency was the people following.
The urge to gaze at notification,
So as to note the proliferation.

In this Economy of attention,
Selfies are a sensation.
Dopamine boosts with a like,
But goes down, seeing the other hike.

The caption “Ruffled hair & Liner”, was the last post of the day,
Well see, what a comment say.
“Looks like hairy coconut syncs with Californian grape”,
Ouch, that’s a subtle rape.

Post dinner was mortifying,
All subsequent shooted comments flying.
Morale in despair,
Life isn’t rare.

I ushered inside the room in a gown,
Saw the paper lying down.
Sara wrote “I Quit”,
Bootless was the doctor’s kit.

I am Julie Sebastian, Sara’s Mother,
I beg “Just one more time” rather.
Her ‘behind the scenes’ with other’s reel highlight juxtapose,
Mean views enclose,
Killed my daughter Sara,
In lure of that filter Tiara.


28 comments

  • Each new layer of yours that I get to discover, is more beautiful than the last..
    This is such a personal yet relatable piece, pleaseeeee keep them coming :)

    Anant Modi
  • Wow ⭐ its amazing shruti
    Looking ahead for some more poems like these ♥️

    Gehna Talwar
  • From the first word of this beautiful creation to the last of it.
    This looked like a mesmerizing journey of words and emotions.
    I must say this one truly relates many.
    To conclude it all in one word it’s just ‘BEAUTIFUL’ ….
    KEEP THE GOOD WORK ONN SHRUTI 💕💕
    And a biiiiiiigggg sorry for missing this before …. 😅

    Sarthak Sapre
  • Very deep and impactful poem I must say and the selection of words could not have been any better. I somehow got a bit of an essence of what this poem means but it still requires a lot of reading( atleast for me 😆) to understand it inside out. Props to you for this or should i say props to this quarantine period which made you explore yourself to this extent. 😅 GOOD JOB 👌👌👍💯

    Shekhar
  • A mesmerizing spectrum of truth woven with intricate poetic design..way to go girlie..well done!!.. waiting desperately for more to come…the buck doesn’t stop here:)

    Rohini Gautam
  • This is awesome

    Kashish
  • Wow . You wrote it well shruts 🙌🏻.
    Awaiting for some more ♥️

    Yash
  • Played well with words.. described you’re perspective beautiful.. explore more of yourself into this dimensions of poetry.

    Priyansh
  • Brilliant!

    Kartik
  • Well written !!Shruti dear. It is heartening to read a soul stirring beautiful verses penned by you. Keep up your poetic efforts. God bless!

    Shiny
  • Beautifully written dear…

    Ishu Aggarwal
  • Dearest Shru,

    You’ve always been a star,
    Who knew how to raise the bar.

    You’ve observed with precision,
    While I’ve been loving this poetic concision.

    Your poems are like cheese,
    Which touches my heart like jeez!

    You are my constant forever,
    And thanks for being with the clever.

    Haha, wonderfully written as always my love!

    Lotss of love,
    Bhavnaaaa! ;)

    Bhavna Ravindran
  • Beautiful poem:).. really liked the title on it..

    Sudiksha Pabbi
  • It’s a great poem with a very good vocabulary. The theme you have taken is brilliant

    Aditya
  • Awesome . I m so glad to see your amazing work. You have such a powerful way with words. An innate talent.👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

    Jyoti sharma
  • Awesome . I m so glad to see your amazing work. You have such a powerful way with words. An innate talent.👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

    Jyoti sharma
  • Loved it ! It’s challenging to put so much of emotion in one single poem, Kudos to you 👏

    Amulya Ratna
  • It’s to good th see that u express so good , feels like some day u will be a good writer and a good poet who knows how to express in many ways to the normal audience , keep it uy shrutiiii sharmaaaaaa jiiii so proud of u 👍 💯 ❤️😘

    Niswarth khadatkar
  • Wow…too good shruti…

    Tanvi gupta
  • Beautifullly expressed… totally relatable
    Well done 👍👍

    Shruti Abrol
  • Beautiful and heartfelt poetry 💝

    Sushma Sharma
  • Simply Brilliant!!

    Neeraj Chandhok
  • So much emotion and complexities of one’ life beautifully expressed and written.

    Sarthak Mendiratta
  • Beautiful is the word..
    This poetry has an in-built rhythm, rhyme,tone and concept which I liked..
    It relates to your life at some point of time.
    Loved it coz it touched me somehow.
    Best wishes from my side..

    Siddharth pandey
  • Beautiful open by a beautiful soal 💗

    Mallika
  • I am not a big fan of poems and writing but you have surely made me one now , Love your writing and the way you expressed the pain and the social drama which is going in the the world is quite good . Good luck with your writing .

    Rishabh Kapoor
  • I am not a big fan of poems and writing but you have surely made me one now , Love your writing and the way you expressed the pain and the social drama which is going in the the world is quite good . Good luck with your writing .

    Rishabh Kapoor
  • Beautiful, extremely relatable

    Utkarsh

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