Amitava Sur

Gold Star - 7,479 Points (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 those big round trays.
Laughter, song and emotions -
Along with pleasure and fun to enjoy.
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
You cherish them with full blast.
Because tomorrow you won't get them again
Even if 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 thanking all of 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.
I move in one direction only
never, I retreat.
Once I depart and go away-
Will never come again.
Amitava (16.10.2014)


Submitted: Thursday, January 16, 2014
Edited: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Topic of this poem: time

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  • Gold Star - 15,550 Points Roseann Shawiak (10/9/2014 9:46:00 PM)

    Very puzzling until the end when you revealed yourself the peddler of time! Great imagery, a dramatic ending to a wonderful poem. Once I knew it was time doing the peddling, everything fell into place. Smart, ingenious a mystery poem in it's beginning, the ending blooming into a realization of what you were referring to! Thank you, Amitava, another interesting and thought provoking poem! ! Love it! RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,342 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 5,744 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (3/19/2014 12:40:00 PM)

    Time the peddler selling all emotions and feelings. Beautiful poem with nice expressions. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,881 Points * Sunprincess * (3/12/2014 6:32:00 PM)

    .....this was like watching a movie...enjoyed.. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 701 Points 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

  • Rookie - 144 Points Rubab Atwal (1/19/2014 12:19:00 AM)

    a very engrossing and thoughtful write...enjoyed it (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,088 Points 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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