There are innumerable times when one does everything they can to make another human feel good – friends or foes; they’re human after all and you think making them feel good is something you’re bound to do.

But all this while, keeping ‘you’ and everything that relates to you on the back seat, did you ever realise that you might have missed the cue to move things forward? For yourself?

Our endless efforts for others and none for us, hoping for only one thing – an acknowledgement; is something that most of us don’t really get. An occasional ‘thank you’ and a few moments of ‘how glad they are to have you’ is all you get before they turn around and forget what you did for them.

They probably know what life is – friends come and go,
It is something each one of us needs to know.

Irrespective of all the realisations, you do end up doing things for people because you want to see the people around you happy. They are human, and so are you. The only problem (read, difference) is that you look for an acknowledgement and they don’t intend giving you one.

Because the word is too ingrid in my knowledge.

Spent a day out with someone you hate,
To better their state.
Could have used that time,
To earn an extra dime.

Got acknowledged?
Still not close to it.

Spoke to someone you love for hours,
And be left only with a taste so sour.
Kept your issues aside,
Just to be their guide?

Got acknowledged?
Not even close to it.

Made someone happy today,
Went out of your way to make their day.
And they probably don’t even know,
Because you wouldn’t show.

Got acknowledged?
Sorry, I still don’t see it.

Helped execute a big plan,
And got nothing but an empty can.
Made someone’s dream come true,
With yours on the back seat with no cue.

Got acknowledged?
It is no where in sight.

Be a friend or a foe,
Go through the high and low,
All you get is to know,
That all you get is not even a decent patch of snow.

Wait, is that even something?

If it is,
Here are a few things I want to know:
How do you define it for yourself?
Does it take everything from you to be genuinely thankful,
Or is it something you owe only to a handful?

Think. Acknowledge.


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Pratik Bhargava says:

    A well written poem. Today’s world one needs to work and forget the acknowledgements

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! 🙂
      Glad you agree!


  2. I would read crap you wrote on post-it notes! Nice to get another side 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Kritika Bhutani says:

    Beautiful poem. Touched the heart and the soul. 🙂


    1. Thank you so much! 🙂


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