NaPoWriMo Day 12- Small, but, Big

Today, I’d like you to invert your inspiration, and write a poem about a very small thing. Whether it’s an atom, a button, a hummingbird’s egg, dollhouse furniture, or the mythical world’s smallest violin, I hope you enjoy your poetic adventures into the microscopic.

Here’s my poem for today – Small, but, Big

To the human race- 

You call yourself invincible
But it is I, who is unconquerable
I, who is smaller than a cell
can wreak havoc and make life hell.

A handful, know me-
those that are interested in Biology
Even fewer have seen me-
Those whose noses lie buried in a laboratory.

I may be smaller than a nucleus
but, don't get fooled; my impact's enormous.

I determine a person's fate,
his health and his mental state-
whether he be considered 'Normal'
or, be labelled, 'Special'.

Can you imagine me- smaller than a dot,
accountable for the brain, muscles and face you've got?
The smallest in a family of twenty-three,
It is I, who shoulder a gigantic responsibility.

I, tinier than a pea,
govern your entire identity!


Yours truly,
Choromosome Number 21

Copyright@smithavishwanathsblog.com

19 responses to “NaPoWriMo Day 12- Small, but, Big”

  1. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    You kept me guessing, I thought you were going to go with a virus but instead you surprised me, you’ve done this in a very creative way Smitha.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Wow! 🙂…that’s nice to know…that it held your attention and it surprised you in the end. Thank you for letting me know, Andrea.

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  2. Vineetha Brijesh Avatar
    Vineetha Brijesh

    Amazing one

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you, Vineetha!

      Like

  3. Navaparna Avatar

    amazinggg! 🌷💞

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you very much, Navaparna🙂⚘️

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  4. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

    Excellent poem so well written, Smitha. Too good.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Dear Kamal, thank you for not failing to support me with your warm words, through this month. Your positive comments help more than you know💕🙏

      Like

      1. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

        You are always welcome dear Smitha. Lots of love and hugs.

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  5. Sonia Dogra Avatar

    Oh my! Small but powerful. Such misconceptions we humans have about ourselves. Reality check!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks so much, Sonia for reading. True; our perceptions and misconception are the cause of most evils.

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  6. Arti Jain Avatar
    Arti Jain

    Wow! Smitha. Thank you for broadening my knowledge of ‘me’. Reading this piece is humbling too. Loved it.
    p.s. I wish my biology lessons sounded like your poem in school:)

    Visiting from https://artismoments.blogspot.com/

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much,Arti for visiting and writing back. Lol…after reading about it and writing the poem,I thought of bio lessons too! Your appreciation of the poem is very encouraging. Thank you!

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  7. SelmaMartin Avatar

    Hah, In the voice of Chromosome 21. I respect this chromosome. Wow. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you, dear Selma for reading. I had no idea about it, until I began reading, thanks to the prompt. Chromosome 21 is happy that you respect it🙂💕.

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  8. Expressions Espresso Avatar

    Wowww..loved the topic that you picked! Greatly put, Smitha!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you very much,Garima. I hoped it didnt sound too serious. I am very glad you enjoyed reading it.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Expressions Espresso Avatar

        I absolutely loved it!!

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