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Welcome to Day 4 of #The100DayProject where I have chosen to do 100 days of #CollaborativePoetry in order to bring poetry closer to the general public. Today’s collaboration is a thoughtful one, and I’m thrilled to share it with you! If you’re curious about all the excitement or experiencing a bit of FOMO, don’t worry. Check out the post below and join the conversation.

Before you dive into the #CollaborativePoetry for the day, here are a few things I’d like to share:

  1. The first line of the poem is written by the other person, while the second by me, and so on, alternatingly.
  2. What you see here is a raw, first draft that will undergo further editing before finding its place within the pages of a book.
  3. There is no fixed theme or title before embarking on this poetic journey. With each line, our perspectives shifts, and so does the direction of the poem. That’s the uniqueness and beauty of this #CollaborativePoetry.
  4. Every collaborator in this series comes from different backgrounds, ranging from novice to expert in writing/poetry.
  5. To add an extra layer of intrigue, for each poem, I’ll share an analysis generated by ChatGPT. This allows you to see if your understanding or perspective of the poem aligns with it or not. Remember, the beauty of poetry lies in its ability to hold multiple perspectives, all of which can be valid.

So, let’s dive into the poem of the day:

Kids never cease to amaze me with their grasp of life, and capturing their thought process in verses is a beautiful journey that I thoroughly enjoy. Blessed with such an experience is this beautiful poem by a tween girl.

This poem is a collaboration with Nidharshanaa, an enthusiastic 12-year-old with a passion for art and craft. Alongside her creative pursuits, she enjoys singing, dancing, and diving into books—a hobby she recently discovered. Time to get inspired by her poem!

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A suitable house to live, a nice dress to wear, are all my needs to live peacefully
A house filled with hugs & a dress with linen of love makes me live more happily!
Alas, across the road, I see people longing for a dress to escape from the cold winter 
Where are their clothes & what gives them shelter?
Oh  God, why do you make them suffer like this? What did they do wrong?
Or is it just part of a bigger plan I know not of? Yet, it feels just so wrong...
So I treat them as God; extend my hand to fulfil their needs
B'coz people say you can witness God's smile when you do good deeds...
It's always a great day for me as I get blessings from many Gods in my area
To experience the joy I feel & earn some blessings, look for Gods in your area!

ChatGPT’s Analysis of the Poem:

The poem explores themes of gratitude, empathy, and the interconnectedness of humanity. It begins by highlighting the speaker’s simple needs for a suitable house and a nice dress, which they believe are sufficient for a peaceful life. However, upon witnessing the struggles of others less fortunate, the speaker’s perspective shifts.

The contrast between the speaker’s contentment and the suffering of those across the road prompts questions about the nature of God and the reasons behind human suffering. The speaker grapples with the apparent injustice of their situation and questions why some people must endure hardship while others live comfortably.

Despite these existential queries, the speaker chooses to respond with compassion and action. They extend a helping hand to those in need, viewing their acts of kindness as a way to serve God and alleviate the suffering of others. This reflects a belief in the interconnectedness of humanity and the idea that helping others is a pathway to spiritual fulfilment.

The poem concludes with a message of hope and encouragement, suggesting that by seeking out opportunities to help others, individuals can experience the joy of giving and receive blessings in return. This underscores the idea that acts of kindness have the power to create positive ripple effects and foster a sense of community and goodwill.

That’s a wrap for today, and I’m sure you’re feeling as inspired as I am. While adults often get caught up in various philosophies, kids simply live life their way and show us the purpose of life through their simplest actions. Don’t you agree?

On that reflective note, if you want to see your masterpiece showcased here, click here to get all the details!

P.S. While collaborating with the kiddo today, I received certification from her that I do write poetry well! Pretty cool, right? It got me pumped to engage in more collaborations! See you soon with another poem!!

Happy Poetrying!!

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