Pradip Chattopadhyay

Silver Star - 3,244 Points (28.01.1961 / Kolkata)

A Dumb Wish


Ever so silent in pain
Dour in death’s anguish
Called dumb by us men
To have their strength I wish.
Dumb yes without a remedial mean
No succor for them no medicine
In my backyard under open sky
These mute little fluffs quietly die.
I feel remorse a passing penitence
To have never been able to bridge the distance
Act in time for the help of a vat
Can’t count my humaneness, it’s just a poor cat.
Poor yes but with a strength underneath
To brace death the way they do
Uncomplaining till their last breath
Leaving me a lesson or two!

Submitted: Monday, July 08, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 08, 2013

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,379 Points Elena Sandu (7/9/2013 6:33:00 AM)

    Yes indeed there is so much for us to learn from other living beings. Bravery, unconditional giving, forgiveness, stregth! Your poem is as useful as simple food! Thank you for share! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 532 Points Juan Olivarez (7/8/2013 10:15:00 AM)

    Deeply moving piece. (Report) Reply

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