Pradip Chattopadhyay

(28.01.1961 / Kolkata)

City Bred


Drive fast must get outta here
Run back to the city’s lights
Daytime beauty hides the scares
Can fall prey to the swallowing nights!
Still hundred miles time running out
Rush back to the known comfort
With darkness here monsters sprout
Don’t expect with them any rapport!
Day’s golden innocence so alluring
Vast expanse winds’ endless blow
Magpie robins from treetops sing
In praise of the drunken river’s flow!
You feel tempted to fall for it
Crave for a while’s silent pause
To smell in soil a fragrance sweet
Be drowned in the bliss of serene repose!
While in the breeze the cornfields sway
The sun tilts west makes the sky crimson
Your uneasy mind wanna call it a day
Move away from there forget emotion!
When darkness falls it dawns here quick
Monsters loom in shades unknown
Fear gnaws your senses go weak
Your timid mind finds fears grown!
Though stars twinkle on milky way
The crescent moon anchors in sky
You feel you should’ve foregone the stay
And not stayed back for daylight to die!

Drive fast must get outta here
Leave them to fade in the rustic night
The hundred miles you must steer
Reach where you belong the city of light!

Submitted: Friday, August 16, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 16, 2013

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  • Gleb Zavlanov (8/16/2013 9:54:00 AM)

    A great write. I really liked the theme of the poem. Bravo! Also, thanks for commenting on 'March of the Soldiers.' (Report) Reply

  • Mohabeer Beeharry (8/16/2013 8:26:00 AM)

    I would be lost, really. I love the country side, closer to nature

    Good write though

    Mohabeer Beeharry (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/16/2013 8:17:00 AM)

    Daytime beauty hides the scares and monsters loom in shades unknown.... So drive back to the city of lights! Yes, rustic beauty in day time is so alluring, but with nightfall, it can be scary! ! A lovely write Pradip! ! (Report) Reply

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