Treasure Island

Rajkumar Mukherjee

(26TH JANUARY / KOLKATA, INDIA)

A WISH


A WISH


light a candle for those
burnt alive
helplessly

light a candle for those
died of hunger
in any parts of the globe

light a candle for those
lost without support
in a tsunami

light a candle for those
departed in an earthquake
wherever it be

light a candle for those
drowned in a flood
without a straw to catch on

light a candle for those
perished in a landslide
in the far off hills

light a candle
spare a minute’s silence
let the church-bells chime

let the conchs be blown
alongside your prayer
for peace of the benevolent souls


rajkumar@kolkata
28-03-2010@Rajkumar Mukherjee
O91-33-9830066496

Submitted: Sunday, March 28, 2010

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  • Emma Kessler (3/31/2010 4:40:00 PM)

    These great tragedies happen, and much as we wish we could, there is nothing we can do sometimes. Your poem gives us the inspiration to do whatever we can, even if it's only something small. (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (3/29/2010 8:41:00 PM)

    light a candle
    spare a minute’s silence
    let the church-bells chime
    let the conchs be blown
    alongside your prayer
    for peace of the benevolent souls.........how helplessly we watch the tragedies and can do nothing except offering prayers and few good words....we must observe a minute's silence for departed souls so as to exhibit our condolences.... lovely concept sir......10

    read mine....visiting hell.... good movement (Report) Reply

  • Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee (3/28/2010 12:56:00 PM)

    Your passionate soul is also compassionate in its loud poetic utterance. Your poetic composition is superb.
    You may read my poems on Haiti and Kolkata Burning(the latter written on Park Street fire) .
    We all feel for the distressed. That is the job of the poets. You have done a marvellous job for us all. Kudos. (Report) Reply

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