GHOST WRITER



Drawing Hands, 1948 by M. C. Escher

He had money, he had fame,
As a writer of repute,
He was a household name.

Awards adorned his shelves,
Invites to events lifted his prestige,
People sought his autographs,
All crazy for his writings.

Amidst all the attention,
He had a dark secret, untold to world.
A secret so deep, that could ruin it all,
His writings were but, not his,
A ghost writer had done it all.


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44 comments:

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    1. Ah...Oops! indeed :p Thanks Tess!

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  2. ha. and when that comes out or the ghostwriter gets tired of not getting the fame...it will all come crumbling down....

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    1. Exactly!!! thanks Brian :-)

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  3. I wonder how often that happens...

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    1. Hi Laurie, thanks for reading. I think it happens enough times to have a wiki page of its own. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostwriter

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  4. how sad to live a lie for fame..x

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    1. some do it, cant really blame them cos some are ready to ghost write too. its a living for them.

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  5. I had neither money nor fame

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  6. It is sad but true in many instances..

    existentialism

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    1. yeah...! thanks gautami.

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    1. well need not be, many do it. check the wiki link in the comment i posted above.

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  8. You have used the image so well that it seems the image was drawn after you have written your poem. very nice.

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    1. thats a very touching comment, I'd love to frame it. thanks kalpana :-)

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  9. Well done! I can certainly relate.

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  10. Truly original idea.

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    1. thanks for reading @Trellissimo

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    1. ah not really, it happens...some people ghost write for others and are paid for it too, but credit is given to someone else :-)

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  12. hahahha.. spooky but brilliant...

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  13. Oh! that's just a pen-name. Isn' it.Hahaha.. Wonder who you are talking about here.

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    1. hi Bushra, I gave a wiki link of the same in an above comment of mine. do check, it has more details on it.

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  14. he he nice one Nandini

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  15. Nicely written.. The last line was brilliant :)

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  16. Hi nandini. A great post, but but but you chose a very wrong title.....it's a spoiler....so i already knew wat was coming in the climax.....the end wud be shocking only if u change the title

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    1. thanks for reading Ritesh....

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  17. A brilliant idea, Nandini! I love the poem. It fits well with the picture.

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  18. applauds !!! beautiful !! a story in rhyming in few lines .. says so much ...
    the talented individual inside us is nothing but a ghost :D
    wonderful !!

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    1. :-)) hehe you can interpret it that way too ;)

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  19. That's really bad. But, this is also true.

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  20. ...the truth almost always comes out!

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  21. Strangely spooky.............Loved the drawing hands by Escher

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    1. thank you bellybytes. yeah the sketch is interesting one.

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