Jasbir Chatterjee

Gold Star - 8,413 Points (4 March 1966 / Delhi)

A Corporate Party - Poem by Jasbir Chatterjee

The angry, glaring sunlight had left for the day.
The air had a soothing chill and a soft breeze was blowing…
Night was fast approaching in all its splendour,
With a halo of glimmering moonlight,
Ripe, mature, in full bloom,
Holding out promise of joys and pleasures
Still not experienced,
Only fantasized about….

The party was on in full swing…
And there I was, shuffling around uneasily,
Dressed as per the prescribed code…
Talking, smiling, and eating politely
Playing silly games as per the host's instructions;
Liquor was being served freely and in abundance;
The music played on, loud and lively…
Finally it was over and we could leave…

The hostess of the evening stood near the door
Sipping from a goblet of red wine.
We said goodbye…
Smiling, running her fingers through her long, silky, black hair with practiced sophistication, she turned around and went back to the party…
The stragglers watched and cheered
As she raised her glass to her lips and downed the remaining dregs
Of the heady drink of Liberty and Freedom…

Topic(s) of this poem: revelry

Form: Prose Poem


Comments about A Corporate Party by Jasbir Chatterjee

  • C. P. Sharma C. P. Sharma (1/25/2016 6:02:00 AM)


    A note of sadness runs through all our revelries as they come to an end with time. I am reminded of Gray's Elegy:
    Boast of heraldry, pomp of power
    All that wealth and beauty ever gave
    Awaits like an inevitable hour
    Paths of glory lead but to the grave

    I am quoting from memory, if erred, please excuse me for my fading memory. (Report) Reply

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  • Akhtar Jawad Akhtar Jawad (5/25/2014 8:27:00 PM)


    A nice description and meaningful as well. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad Akhtar Jawad (5/25/2014 8:26:00 PM)


    A nice description and meaningful as well. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 15, 2015


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