Say No To Plagiarism

This all started when I read a wonderful poem written by @kalpeshdesai.official on Instagram…the same day @taru.chaya (Taru’s WordPress blog) tagged me to the Instagram community prompt hosted by @no.to.plagiarism…I replied politely to Taru that I don’t normally participate in any kind of prompts…@no.to.plagiarism replied that they would love if I could make an exception…this line sat deep in me…I’ve always supported genuine writers, content creators & artists of several different kinds…and I care a lot about our community…be it on WordPress or on Instagram…so I decided to give this prompt a shot…I’m not good with prompts but here I am with my poem on Say No To Plagiarism…the main message is to support & protect our community…let’s do it together ✨

So you liked the lines I’ve just typed
You enjoyed the rhythm & my unique style
The different vibes that I experience day & night
The communion between the dark & light
You feel somewhere that you too wanna write

And now you’re sitting idle on this edge
Cooking rotten schemes in your head
You wanna elevate yourself without any depth
Steal my story, ideas & concept
Showcase them as if you’ve bled my lead

Don’t you dare remove original colour with your artificial dye
Just don’t roll your dirty dice on this sacred space so white
Do you think copy / paste with a few changes is alright?
Just know one day karma will hit you in silence with speed of light
Your conscience will reveal your real face that you tend to hide

You know you’re living your very own life
It’s a blessing & it has its own pure shine
The biggest theme is to see yourself directly in your own eyes
So be true to yourself & learn slowly to stand upright
One day your inner mirror will reflect your very own rhyme

Say no to plagiarism coz the writers put their heart & show you a glimpse of themselves through their own lines

(In this poem of mine, “I” could be YOU & “you” means the culprit)

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The Number Game

Disclaimer:

Please read this poem under the lighter shade
I’ve added a bit of ginger to give it a slightly warmer taste
Not pointing fingers at any particular person(s) at any stage
Believe me even if I want to, I just really can’t
Coz I don’t remember their handles or any names
Coz they haven’t made any kinda impact on me in any way
And I know every published anthology isn’t of quality bad
I’m sharing some of my experiences in this crowded space
You must’ve also experienced such scenarios on Instagram & a few on WordPress

– Follow for follow?
You see I didn’t even know what “follow for follow” meant
Why would I follow you if you followed me?
Why should you follow me if I followed you?
Do you like my writings?
If not, then what’s the point?
Is it for the sake of 1 extra point in your stats?

– I liked yours, now please read & like mine
Excuse me, what do you mean?
Hey, I am not mean
But I didn’t force you to read & like my lines
Let me draw a simple line
I would hit like if I like what you write
I would suggest you to do the same, alright?

– Read 10 pieces within 7 seconds & liked all of them
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Click Click Next Next
Supersonic reading speed, right?
Attention do you seek?
Is this some “trend” that you want to be seen?
Perhaps, it’s just me but sometimes I don’t get such scenes

– Followed for a few days & then unfollowed
So your goal is to show the huge following you have
And to pretend they follow you & you don’t follow them
What’s the benefit?
By faking your worth in this real world
Are you in some number game?

– Are you interested in one of these dedicated groups – only like / like & comment?
Huh?
What?
Come again?
I don’t understand
But we don’t even know each other
Are these “oh yeah, don’t stop, don’t stop, oh yeah, don’t stop, oh yeahhhh” groups of another kind?
By that I mean ego boosters

– Promote it on @xyz” & “DM@xyz
Seriously?
Damn…spam…oh man…again (not singing Wham’s song)

– We are giving you this opportunity to be a published author. Grab the chance to be a part of our anthology. Here are some other benefits. Our fee is… Interested?
How wonderful, I’m the chosen one
Right? Wrong!
Ok, but let me give a try to simply try something different
I have now understood the benefits of such projects
The compiler’s name would be on the cover
The compiler might change a few bits of writings without asking or informing the writer
The publication house would print the manuscript filled with typos, misalignment, bad quality images etc.
The quality of the book would be questionable
This book would never hit the international market
The publisher has hired an inexperienced team
Perhaps earning quick money was the real theme

Are we playing the number game?

To order my poetry book – Lightning Rhymes, please click here

You may also follow @navinspoetry_ on Instagram.

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Lightning Rhymes Review 5

The Moment (a poem):

So here I am once again to share with you my joy
The moment I watched this reel, I was like “Oh my”
The moment I listened to this dreamy & peaceful voice
The moment I eyed these wonderfully written lines
It was a heart touching moment & truly a great surprise
My eyes then started to simply glow & drip the very shine
The moment of bliss where my heart did purely smile
You see, blessings come in several different forms & kinds
The free flow of energy in this magical deep blue sky
My gratitude to Nadia for reviewing Lightning Rhymes

This amazing reel is created by Nadia (@heartofnadia)
A brief introduction:

Nadia is a poet, a storyteller, a spoken word artist & a digital creator on Instagram…but most importantly, she’s a beautiful soul…check out @heartofnadia on Instagram…it’s just not her IG handle…her writings come directly from her heart…please do follow her page if you connect with her writings…

Here’s the full review:

I am delighted to share this incredible poetry book “Lightning Rhymes” by the very talented writer
Navin Manik
@navinspoetry_

Reading through the pages I felt like I was being given a glimpse into the writer’s soul. Navin has a way of expressing his innermost feelings through his rhythmic poetry.

I have recited a small verse from the poem titled “Lightning Rhymes”.

Thank you Navin for sharing your talent with the world.

Check out his page @navinspoetry_

Support Indie and self published poets, writers, authors, artists in any and every way you can.

Life is dull without Art.

Much Love Always ❤️
Nadia

Click here to read the original post on Instagram.

I’m grateful to each & every one of you…for your wonderful support…for your unconditional love towards my poetry…I would only humbly ask you to buy my book if you connect with my rhymes…Lightning Rhymes…

To order my debut book, please click here ✨🙏 ❤️ 💫

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