Ishaisms, Poetry

Stolen Harmonies…

Musical notes lined up in harmony,

before the poet’s flute;

musical notes created an enchanting symphony

when the poet wrote.

Musical notes found themselves in jeopardy,

when the thief one night stole;

musical notes now creak in a cacophony

devoid of honesty and soul.

© Isha Garg

60 thoughts on “Stolen Harmonies…”

      1. My heart goes out for you ……happened to me once at work and it enraged me …….. don’t have words to express how I felt …but this post is relatable

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      2. Oh that’s terrible. I’m so sorry you had to go through that. No artist should ever have to! We put our hearts out there and this is what we get…
        The first time it happened to me I was enraged too… a whole poem stolen – and the plagiarist walks free in the world. What law can remedy their deed, what punishment hold them back? It’s happened so many times now that I’ve lost count, yet it hurts the same each time.. Makes me want to take my heart, my poems, away from the public eye ;(

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      3. Too bad ya ……. In my case a clients picture from my account lifted and pasted as their design…….it so simple in the virtual world ….just cut copy paste……I can’t imagine someone stealing my words 🙄 it’s heartbreaking

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      4. That is absolutely outrageous, Sakshi! Gosh… Wish something would be done about these sneaky little thieves!

        You’re right, it’s very simple these days… Ideas, titles, words, images, you name it, anything and everything in the virtual world is taken as public property. Shame on them.

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    1. Haha, thank you, Patty! This is not the first time for me but hopefully the little thief peeping into Ishaisms and any other blog/creative work for that matter will take a hint, and leave for good. 😀💛

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  1. So sorry to know that your work has been plagiarised. You should have posted on the social media about it. Getting your credit snatched at the workplace is unavoidable in a way but if you whole poem got lifted, that must have felt so bad.

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    1. It felt terrible indeed. When it first happened, I did inform the authorities, but like the Bard says, ‘what’s done is done’, and no matter what apologies are tendered, they can’t restore my poem to its original, untainted state. Thank you for your words Megha.

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      1. I’m sorry you have to go through this Isha. If you had been following twitter, there was this recent case of plagiarism and the the person responsible for it has been shunned completely from the Lit world.

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      2. In my case, I did all I could, Megha, but out of respect for those indirectly involved through no deliberate fault of their own, I had to give up on the matter and rest my case so to speak.

        Anyway, there’s this theory my friend has that writing about personal trials helps release their hold on us, so with this poem, here’s hoping. 😊 Thank you for your concern. Much appreciated.

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  2. Beautifully expressed the outrage.💕

    Remember one thing Isha, people can steal your words but they can never steal your feelings. I understand the feeling when someone steals your work. One of my ex close friend owns a page on Instagram where he posts poems and guess what? All poems are mine. I gave him the diary where I wrote all the poems and he betrayed me this way. But how long he will continue? Poems will end one day. He did steal my poems but he can’t steal my talent.

    You continue to write. Accept pain to let go. Hugs!🤗💕

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  3. This is so well written and I can see, as you said, it had come straight from your heart.
    But on a different track, if someone is stealing your work then you must know that your work has intrigued the thief. What’s happening is bad but what you’re writing is being loved.
    There has to however be some way to do away with these kind of people. A law in the virtual world against plagiarism has to come and come quick.
    The post is wonderful!😊

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  4. Lovely write Isha. To save your time in your response, I read all of the comments before me.
    This is the terrible world we live in. That some poet-wanna-be steals your beautiful words
    is not surprising. You are a great poet. I am certain the envious want others to think they can write as beautifully as you do.

    So sorry this has happened to you. Please do not let this stiffle your creativity in any way.

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    1. Thank you so much for your compassionate words, Drew.

      It won’t stifle my creativity, but it certainly does make me hesitant before posting anything… Anyway, like all things, this too shall pass. Perhaps the wannabes take the proverb ‘Imitation is the greatest form of flattery’ too literally! 😛

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  5. I have had this happen since starting this blog. It’s terrible and more so that in order to combat it, there is a lengthy legal procedure. Some say imitation is the best form of flattery but, clearly, whomever said that had never had work stolen. You know many of this are in your corner.

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    1. How terrible! I’m so sorry you’ve been through this. No artist should have to. It affected me to the point of wanting to leave the blogosphere.. Anyway, I hope you, and any other honest artist for that matter, don’t have to face it again!

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  6. I am definitely the type of person to save the best for last …. which is why, upon my return to a little more extensive reading today …. I leave Ishaisms as the grand finale! Hear my resonating cymbals of enthusiasm crash! You are a fine writer my dear, and I would recognize you anywhere, even in the shameful words of a good for nothing word thief! xo

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    1. Ah, to be recognised the way you speak of is something I both aspire to and strive for – a difficult feat to achieve, but not when one has someone as meticulously ardent as you reading one’s work and embracing it with such uplifting warmth! You motivate me and your words lift me to you know where ❤😘🎹💕 So grateful for your friendship, dear Diana 👭

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