NaPoWriMo : Day 18 -I Come from a Land that’s Bifferent!

National Poetry Writing Challenge- Day 18 to write a poem that incorporates neologisms. What’s that? Well, it’s a made-up word. It could be a word made from joining two words (portmanteaus) like “motel” from motor and hotel or words that have been invented entirely for their sound.

My neologisms are:  a) Bifferent- beautifully different,  b) Cifferent- culturally different, c) Rifferent – Royally Different

Here’s my poem for today based on the above neologism

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I come from a land that’s bifferent,

A land of snake charmers, a land of  farmers,

Where festivals there are, a hundred odd,

And every man has, his own God,

A land of dances diverse, music miscellaneous, A land bifferent.

 

I come from a land where a billion souls so cifferent,

A land of teachers (gurus), A land of preachers (sadhus),

Where a thousand divergent tongues, come together as one,

Where the young respect the old and where man worships the sun,

A land of superstitions galore, A land of teeming folklore, a land cifferent.

 

I come from a land of patriots and monarchs rifferent,

A land of colors bright, A land which reveres the white,

Where exalted cows amble on the street, where bedecked elephants stop for a treat,

Where family occupies the highest seat and where neighbors aren’t afraid to greet,

A land of traditions numerous, A land of  a past so copious, A land unique, rifferent.

 

I come from a land that is bifferent, bifferent from all,

A land cifferent, that stands strong and tall,

A land rifferent, that rose after a fall,

I come from a land that’s bifferent, bifferent from all.

 

 

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16 responses to “NaPoWriMo : Day 18 -I Come from a Land that’s Bifferent!”

  1. veda Avatar

    Thanks a lot for this article

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  4. TNR Nair Avatar
    TNR Nair

    Really a good one with madeup words as poetically as a honey drop.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Wow! I managed to turn you into a poet too.

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  5. Feelings and Freedom Avatar

    What a bifferent poem! You are a true Indian…wrote so well! This line was my fav:
    “Where family occupies the highest seat and where neighbors aren’t afraid to greet,”

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much Vandana. Guess when you live outside this is what you realise over time😊. There is no place like India.

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  6. SueM Avatar
    SueM

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading your poem and would love to visit your bifferent and beunique land one day. 🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you very much Sue😊. You must and I am sure you’ll find it so… bifferent! No other way to put it. Would love to know when you do!

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  7. Dale Avatar

    Beautifully and blifferently done.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Dale😊. Bifferent is quite a bifferent word, isn’t it?

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  8. Archana Avatar
    Archana

    Beautiful ..heartfelt tribute to mother India..🙏🏻

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Hopefully I did justice. Do you like the new word?

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      1. Archana Avatar
        Archana

        Yes..thanks 😊

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  9. Kavya Chandra Avatar

    really enjoyed reading this!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Kavya :). I enjoyed writing it too.

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