Treasure Island

Amitava Sur

(20.01.1950 / Kolkata)

A Strange Peddler

I'm a strange street peddler,
vending my variety of goods
I do sell my collections -
By roaming in the streets and lanes.

Loads of articles I brought today -
Keeping them in big round trays.
Laughter, song and emotions -
Along with pleasure, fun and joy.
I brought handful of entertainment
With love, lust and joy.
Sorrows, pains and tears even
I brought but kept in a corner.
Cheer up and buy them now
Cherish them with full blast.
Because tomorrow you won't get them again
Even you wish to have.

Hello guys, can you hear -
My today's vending is ended here.
Let me say a good bye to you,
Calling it a day and thank you.

A very strange peddler I am-
Isn't that you all feel?
Do you want to know my name?
Well; .... TIME is my name.
Once I depart and go away-
Will never come again.
Amitava (16.10.2014)


Submitted: Thursday, January 16, 2014
Edited: Saturday, July 19, 2014

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  • Patricia Grantham (3/25/2014 10:18:00 AM)

    A very beautiful and thoughtfully written poem. Time has all
    the power, goods and values. No one can control it. It goes
    about stealing and peddling whatever it can. Use it wisely.
    Very inspiring indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (1/20/2014 1:55:00 PM)

    Your poems have poetic merits especially the personification, imagery, and dramatic elements!
    a deep poem about time! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (1/17/2014 7:06:00 AM)

    Till the end, I had no clue of who that strange hawker was! ! A very interesting and meaningful write on Time, Amitava! !
    Enjoyed! ! (Report) Reply

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