Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan
Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan Poems
Give Me That Promotion, Sir!
How are you, sir?
I was just passing by,
thought I might as well drop in
and enquire about your health, sir.
How is your stomach, sir, I am sure
by now it should be perfectly alright, sir.
And how is madam, sir
such a marvellous, gracious lady
I always look upon her as my mother, sir
Whatever she tells me is a command for me
so kind-hearted and down to earth,
even my own mother could never
inspire me so much in life, sir.
And how is your son, sir.
Such a dashing, intelligent, fashionable young man,
of all people I ...
<center><b>The Buddha Smiled</b></center>
<center>The world waited with bated breath
but the Buddha was calm, serene
like a lake of tranquillity
although there was no water in that lake
it was all sands, and sands all around
hot sands, dusty winds and dancing mirages.