No, I am not a flag.

Waving was I
The whole time
My whole lifetime
But none stood
Before me to show respect
All just stared at me
And left me to my motion
No respect for colors
Which were few
No respect for words also
Which were many
And you must be wondering
Why words will be written
On a flag??
Oops! Sorry for the confusion
In my frustration
I forgot to mention
Who am I?
I am not a flag
I m perforated
Such a dishonor to a flag
Is not tolerated
I am a mere hoarding
A billboard
There at the roadside
Displaying who knows what
To who knows whom
But my lifetime is increased
By making holes
So that small trebles won’t consume me
Only the deadly of hurricanes
Can be the reason for my downfall
Or sometimes the previously
Important words become nada
And I am taken down
And someone similar to me
Takes my place
Waves with pride
Mocks at me
But seldom it remembers
That my present fate
Would someday be
Its future fate
And this is how life goes on..

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74 thoughts on “No, I am not a flag.

  1. Pretty good
    You know what today I covered almost 100 hoardings or boards, will you believe it ?

    ToI n Hindustan Times took up a initiate for clean Mumbai and they took over the entire streak of WE Highway and alongside shops. They upgraded the hoardings on the shop to the shop name and their brand name with trademark. So I read almost like a hundred board over 5-7 kms πŸ˜‰

    And I am always looking at hoardings and reading what they have to say, sometimes it is news, TV updates, offers, online shopping, loans banks and so on. I like this 30 min ride where I am away from everything and watching the world.

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    • Wow ! That’s something good to know πŸ™‚ I also stay near about 40-50 mins away from my work and never stare outside, always engaged in the phone with reading/writing πŸ˜€ So, on that day, I was not in a mood to do anything and while staring at the world outside my phone,I realized, there are so many wonderful things πŸ˜‰ Good to see new things and feel new things πŸ˜€

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  2. For a while I thought it was about the flag..hehe.. And rightly said we often fail to notice the billboard.. Interesting concept..!! πŸ™‚

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