Pradip Chattopadhyay

(28.01.1961 / Kolkata)

Enamored


That's a sad story sighed the man
Sitting some stairs down the ghat
Made his life miserable the woman
She fully broke the zamindar's heart.

He loved her more than his life
She knew not love was what thing
Cursed the day he took her as his wife
Gave her a precious diamond ring.

He bought her each wish from her lip
She knew she would only have to tell
For her the man's love was so deep
He could sell him to bring her all jewels.

For each night she made her bargain
Trapped him her greed's deadly deal
Blind love drove the man such insane
He became a puppet of her will.

The coming storm he couldn't foresee
Enamored in love and its waste
Good money was sunk freely
With no reaping of scantest harvest.

His trade started suffering huge loss
Investments sunk in shipwreck
Along came to make the matter worse
Debts' tightened noose on his neck.

Soon she left with a man she had known
Taking with her the ornaments
She had never thought him as her man
Little did she care his torments.

Still echoes said the man his cry
From here he went to the river
In evenings as this his sigh
Can be heard rending the air.

I asked him how all these he knew
Saw no man but I was alone
Shivering in winter's cool dew
As moonlight on waves quietly shone.

Submitted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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