Tokens

Arts that glitter
effuse hopes.
Pictures in sepia
echo sensibilities!

Memories bundled
emit happiness.
Stencilled calligraphy
eternalize words!

Embellished signature
conveys loving caress.
Predesigned effort
magnifies tender warmth!

Deeply rooted in corners
with packaged sentiments,
Impressive aged gesture

does not wither!

Not in power
but still a king…
Whatever be the occasion,
whenever be the homecoming!

A token of all emotions…
celebration or condolence!
Dear Greeting Card,
You are missed!


The greeting cards which once served as tokens of love, friendship, gratitude, and festivities have now lost their significance to digital means of expressing wishes.

Personally, I’m attached to hand-written letters and self-designed greeting cards. I have a collection of all those I have received since my childhood. However, in around the last 15 years, I’ve just received 2 cards, and I’ve gifted only less than 10 cards. I felt that the times have changed, and this free verse is my little tribute to showcase my token of love to the beloved cards I hold.


This post is written in response to the ‘Thursday #writephoto Photo Prompt by Sue Vincent.

To know more about the prompt, go through the guidelines, on her blog.


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46 Comments Add yours

  1. Era says:

    Beautifully written 😊😊
    Can relate!
    I have all of them, safe with me

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thank you, Era! 💙

      I’m happy that you preserve them too. They’re golden memories, I must say!

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      1. Era says:

        Pleasure is all mine 💙

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  2. Roser says:

    Beautiful! 🌸

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anisha says:

      Thank you very much! ❤

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  3. Simon says:

    Greeting card, 😍 a lot of memories, feelings, and the special feelings within ☺️✨Nice poem Anisha✍️

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    1. Anisha says:

      True, Simon. They’re bundles of love. ❤ Thanks a lot!

      How have you been? It’s quite long finding you here on comments, or maybe me on your blog. I’m yet to read 2 episodes of Sky’s adventures. I’ll catch up soon!

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      1. Simon says:

        Thanks for asking Anisha, Honestly, Very busy 😸 New job, new targets, and the life is at full speed now, my time in blog is spent reading, I should start writing back 😉 and I will. I haven’t posted much on the blog, you can catch up anytime 😉. Hope all is well, keep writing, happy blogging, Have a wonderful day. 💐😎

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        1. Anisha says:

          Congratulations on your new job, busy man. 😊 Happy that you don’t miss your reading!

          Great day to you too! ✨

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          1. Simon says:

            Thank You ✨

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  4. gdutta17 says:

    What a beautiful write! You are so correct…..greeting cards used to be such an important part of our celebration of joyous moments. I miss them too.
    🙂

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thank you very much, sir. True that greeting cards are being missed! Maybe we can start using them again to get back to those wonderful days. It’s still very much possible. ☺❣

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  5. What a beautiful, heartfelt tribute to handmade greeting cards! Thank you for this artistic poem!

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thank you for the heartfelt appreciation! I’m very much glad that you enjoyed the poem. ☺

      Like

  6. Ishita Gupta says:

    Beautiful poem Anisha! And yes, the hand written cards have a different feel to it, it’s as if they have more love inside them!

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    1. Anisha says:

      Exactly! I feel that way too. Maybe, the efforts put in by the giver coats a layer of added love. 😄

      Thank you, Ishita!

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      1. Ishita Gupta says:

        I know right!

        My pleasure❣

        Like

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