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AcquainTVance ….!

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English Poetry

AcquainTVance ….!

I saw her and felt,
I have known her, met her somewhere,
But was unable to place, where….?.
The way she was looking, I felt sure,
She wanted me to remember,
Unable to place, I asked her.
“Have we met earlier?
Your appear so very familiar.”
To my surprise she replied “No, Sir”
“We have never met & this is quite usual,
I happen to be a TV serial actor & producer”,
“Oh! Yes, I see,” I said a bit taken aback,
“I admire your serials & acting”
My flight was just then announced,
“God bless you, I should be going”

I remembered this incident,
when soon after I saw another acquaintance.
I felt I knew her, but was unable to place,
So I kept remembering, hiding my face,
In which TV serial I might have seen this face?
Was surprised & startled, when she came face to face,
And as if badly hurt said “Uncle, what is this,
Don’t you recognize me; I am “so & so,”
And how come you have so forgotten me”
I was taken aback and said.
“Oh! I see, I am indeed extremely sorry,
Dear, you have become so charming,
I mistook you for a TV personality
of some reckoning,
& got diverted trying to search in which
serial I might have seen you acting”
I know she felt flattered, for then we chatted,
exchanged information about welfare of our families,
And I felt happy about what she was doing
quite admirably in the field of her calling…

Now a days, in many such situations,
I find myself always in quite confusion,
Can not place, whether this is a TV person
Or an acquaintance from an old association
even though I watch TV serials,
very meagerly and not so often…

Is TV viewing now redefining
what we call “an acquaintance?”
Or should we call them “AcquainTVance” ….!

—- ” Vishvnand  ” —-


  1. ashwini kumar goswami says:

    A very deep therapy of acquaintance. Frolicsomely humorous to read;
    Nice and itty-bitty nifty narration attracting 5-stars !

    • Vishvnand says:

      @ashwini kumar goswami,
      Your comment is a welcome dose to me of encouragement & delight for this attempt of mine, to be found worthy. Thank you so very much.

  2. Ray says:

    Love it Vijay, also 5 stars

  3. Gion Gion says:

    ah blame it on TV?
    Well penned episodes.
    I think this phenomenon comes to many of us early and late. Know the face but what’s the name? and vice versa.
    Look on the bright side, it’s a blessing to have personally touched so many lives that sometimes the memory may struggle,

    • Vishvnand says:

      @Gion Gion
      Thanks very much. & yes, the storehouse of memory is full to overflowing with experiences and we should feel so very happy & grateful about it

  4. sangeeta says:

    Lovely and humorous.

  5. vijesh bhute says:

    Very nice poem with a great flow!! loved to read it.

  6. kanchana says:

    sir,the line that ends”….in which tv serial I might have seen you acting” made me laugh even just before I slept.story and the poem ,I liked very much.

    • Vishvnand says:

      Thank you very much. You felt that way, for like or not, such viewing & complimenting has become a part of our life.

  7. medhini says:

    Well narrated beautiful episodes, Vishvji.
    Deserve 5 stars.

  8. dr.paliwal says:

    good one sirji…..
    very nicely narrated…..

  9. rajdeep says:

    wow. its superb

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