Pradip Chattopadhyay

Veteran Poet - 3,239 Points (28.01.1961 / Kolkata)

Wide Eyed


He lies wide eyed.

The opaque stream reflects no sky
betrays no emotions
nothing is impressed on the canvas anymore.

‘Wide eyed’
that’s how he was described by all
as he gave everything a riveting look
stopped on the way of his routine chores
lost in his own wandering thoughts
stealing and storing on those orifice
the wonders that often pass as mundane
letting not the smallest bit to escape
like a crazy collector on a wild run of filling his scrapbook.

He lies wide eyed.

His unblinking eyes still in awe of the stored marvels
and silently pleading the approaching fingers
not to shut them!

Submitted: Friday, August 23, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 23, 2013

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  • Gold Star - 21,206 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (7/6/2014 11:05:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem and nicely written with rhythm. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Dennis Field (8/24/2013 9:26:00 AM)

    lets us know what's in store.
    nicely written (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,032 Points Tiku . (8/24/2013 6:47:00 AM)

    beautiful ink. the heart always expecting someone may give him something is open as well as the eyes even in death.touching ink. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,714 Points Lorraine Colon (8/24/2013 1:22:00 AM)

    I interpret this to be about someone who, in life, observed everything about him. Now, in death, his eyes are still open because this is how he lived. Very thought provoking, Very well written. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,093 Points Valsa George (8/24/2013 1:20:00 AM)

    Wide eyed..... like a mirror allowing every image to fall on... ever in awe of the captured marvels! A great write! A diametrically opposite stance, you will see in my latest poem 'Then- Now'.. if interested please read! ! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (8/23/2013 8:58:00 AM)

    staying wide eyed seeing everything. nothing is missed. good write (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,313 Points Jesus James Llorico (8/23/2013 7:57:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem, lost in his own wandering thoughts
    a lovely line worthy of a praise. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Dipy Hermonite (8/23/2013 7:41:00 AM)

    How can you write so beautifully? Fabulous articulation. How many times Ive been left in my own wandering thoughts I wonder? ! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 7,536 Points Geetha Jayakumar (8/23/2013 6:45:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem..loved reading it..Great message it carries.. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,376 Points Dave Walker (8/23/2013 2:56:00 AM)

    A great poem, some people take everything in, they see things
    that some people don't. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 26,713 Points Gajanan Mishra (8/23/2013 2:40:00 AM)

    good write, thanks, silent pleading is here. (Report) Reply

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