Treasure Island

Pradip Chattopadhyay

(28.01.1961 / Kolkata)

A Flower of Cactus


You could not ask for,
And I dared not offer you,
the small inglorious flower of cactus.
Instead I brought you tulips and roses,
to fill our lives with transient happiness.
In the darkness we hid our face.
Thus passed years,
Times we shed silent tears,
For having not dared the most precious -
A small inglorious flower of cactus!

Submitted: Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, December 27, 2011

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