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Not Worthy Enough

A Software Developer who loves to design eCards and write poetry in her free time. It's wonderful to help others express their feelings.

It was said, that a picture is worth a thousand words,
But these days, pictures are often accompanied by words…
They take form of captions, or labels and even get embedded,
Right into the pictures, overlaying the colors or lack of them,

And from the insides of hearts of the pictures,
These words keep shouting… sometimes distracting,
But sometimes taking you deep within the soul,
Of the creator of this image…


So maybe, pictures are not worth a thousand words anymore…
Or maybe…
Those thousand words are not worthy… not worthy enough… not anymore…
Maybe everyone and everything is greedier than before…
Or maybe just needier… and require a lot more...


A lot more before we can absorb…
The colorfulness or colorlessness of pictures,
And comprehend the message if there is any…
That we do so without a doubt…
A doubt that we will offend beyond measure,
By misunderstanding the creator…
Or the doubt that we will cherish beyond treasure,
And do so when the creator is not worthy…

Not Worthy enough at least…


Yet another reason could be indeed,
That it’s the words which after all need…
The support of feelings which only visuals can arouse,
That words alone are afraid that perceivers will drowse,
Or even worse, non-perceivers will begin to grouse…
That words alone are just not good enough to hold minds,
That they have to be accompanied by pictures…
Images which support, or extend, or maybe contradict…
Add depth, or sarcasm but save the wordy derelict…

And make them worthy… worthy enough…



The English idiom, ‘A Picture is worth a thousand words’, always created a ripple in my thoughts. This time, it inspired me to create something featuring its elements — the words and the pictures. The two things which belonged to two completely separate categories of expression, came together to support one another. Although, at one time one of them was being suggested to be used instead of the other.

These two could be such subtle symbols, representing a lot more complex notions than just themselves — Notions of worthiness, desperation, connection, distraction — the list just seems endless to me.


Anupam Mitu from MUMBAI on July 17, 2020:

Excellent flow of emotions in the words composed here.

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on September 14, 2018:

Very great concept and execution. I liked how you could get the flow and write the poetry, from the thought that picture and words have a great correlation.

I believe in these days of extreme exposure to content, quality has taken a backstage, so a writer should also be aware of this and write and present his writing skills to get to right audience.

Great poetry Anusha.

- hari

Nell Rose from England on August 22, 2018:

Powerful words and done so beautifully Anusha, and so true too :)

Anusha Jain (author) from Delhi, India on November 08, 2017:

Hmm. We have another quote. In Sanskrit. "Ati Sarvatra Varjyet."

It loosely translates to, too much of anything is bad :)

Thanks you once again, and wish you have a great day.

manatita44 from london on November 08, 2017:

Yes, Anusha.

A powerful quote. True power is in the hands of God-lovers and God-servers and they use it well. Nisagadatta has a similar quote. Let me try to remember it:

"The life of a disciple is a great privilege and a great responsibility." Not as powerful as the first and after all, the disciple is not the Master. Much Love, Anusha. Much ...

Anusha Jain (author) from Delhi, India on November 07, 2017:

Thanks for your encouraging words, and I am glad you found it capable of inspiring.

Words are such an apt example of the phrase, "With great power comes great responsibility." It's the responsibility of those who can write to be careful. They are capable of inspiring, and they can create a negative impact too if they are not careful enough.

Wish you a great and worthy day ahead, thanks again for stopping by and commenting.

manatita44 from london on November 07, 2017:

There is beauty in your art and exquisite words and yes, it does share much inspiration amidst the ending words that you use. Carry on and welcome here.

Ann Carr from SW England on October 22, 2017:

I understand, Anusha; the time restriction (called 'life'!) is one we all juggle with and at the moment we're in the middle of renovating a house which takes an enormous amount of time.

Keep writing; I love reading your work.


Anusha Jain (author) from Delhi, India on October 22, 2017:


I'm so glad you read and enjoyed the poem, Ann. And thank you so much for your encouraging words!

Your insightful comment is a brilliant addition to this page actually.

And I am so happy that you appreciated the visuals, it makes my extra effort, which was quite time-consuming, worthwhile.

As I mentioned in the previous comment, lack of comments here is something I would be partially responsible for. And let's face it unless we are to devote some effort to become loyal readers, it's futile to expect loyal readership on an online platform like this unless of course, you develop a forte which is quite useful for your users, and publish with diligent regularity.

Long back, I used to write tutorials, one of them was, how to use RSS feed to start a column at HubPages. Then RSS feed capsule was gone. Many articles like this were published and become obsolete with time. These articles got a lot of comments but became useless after a while.

And I did make a very good friend here too, at least I like to think of her that way, but she disappeared as well. I definitely miss her comments on my new creations.

As I said, I will try harder to become an active member of the community, so maybe the number of comments would go up too. But I seriously believe more in quality than in quantity. So for now, these two comments full of genuine appraisal make me happy, very happy in fact.

Anusha Jain (author) from Delhi, India on October 21, 2017:


Thanks a ton! Coming from a talented, experienced and accomplished author like you, these words of praise become extra special, and extremely encouraging.

As far as the comments, I think I also am at fault here. Because of other commitments and a naughty six-year-old in tow, I am not as active in the community as I would like to be. But I do get a lot of views (organic) on some of my hubs. So my association with HubPages in that sense has been a fruitful one. Although, I value the awesome level of engagement between the Hubbies, and meaningful conversations I see in the forums too. I'm trying my best to take out some time every day for being a part of this rich dialogue. I understand very well that these relationships, these questions, answers, discussions are way more constructive and valuable than the few passive bucks. :)

Ann Carr from SW England on October 20, 2017:

What a great concept you have described here! I saw your comment on Bill's mailbag and had to come to look at your work.

I have often thought about that phrase too; the contrast between pictures and words or the way they work together. Then of course a word is based on a visual, you cannot have words without seeing the actual, though there are some exceptions. You have picked out the nuances, the cooperation and the contradictions so well.

I thoroughly enjoyed your poem and I loved the cursive visual of it too - making a more beautiful presentation of your words!

Like Bill, I'm amazed you don't have more comments. Stunning!


Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 20, 2017:

It is amazing to me that you have no comments. The depth of your insights, and your thought-provoking statements, make your hubs worthy of many viewings. Am I worthy enough? It is a question I've asked myself for many years, my friend.

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