Treasure Island

Pranab K. Chakraborty

(West Bengal)


Pranab k c

Father is blind of one eye
only the elder brother
going to lose his kidney
Mampi the girl of eleven
feels poverty silently

She can't do anything to share
She can't learn her lesson well
Mampi the girl of eleven
feels poverty silently

She dreams to share her family
She dreams to fight a lot
Mampi the girl of eleven
feels poverty silently

One morning noise everywhere
Mampi sleeps noiseless
Mampi a girl of eleven
committed suicide

Two days later
family found a suicide note
broken words of Mampi's hand

give my kidney to my brother
give my eye to my father
I die because I learnt
man can share body-parts
with others after death'

Mampi the girl of eleven years
felt poverty silently

Submitted: Friday, July 29, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, November 02, 2011

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  • Allemagne Roßmann (8/4/2011 10:52:00 PM)

    Phenomenal.But West Bengal government will not care.What had happened to christ-monging Teresa banner? they used to take the destitutes from streets so that they eat tea and biscuits of mother teresa before they die with a feeling that christ might have been better.Western world will only be pinching India and Calcutta and outskirts, communism from these sides and angles and there will be more mother teresas as intruders of christianity with her own country Albania not in european union although been part of europe only because it has 70% muslim populations there from Ottoman Turkish Empire rule not a hundred years back.

    MAMPI as an example of poverty is phenomenal.Nobody cares.Newsletters and paper medias find no mouthwatering punchline in her story.Its everyday story.The ministry of India passes the buck on population rather than feeling pity on MAMPIs death.Patriotism in a country can never be expected if government does not spend and care or insure their own people.In Britain, France and Germany why low class whites have a big mouth is because they cannot think of 2mrw without insurance and this comes from money they save as cheap labour observed in companies like Siemens, Merck, IBM, Cognizant, Chrysler etc etc who are opening their slums called softwares thinking and being motivated by Danny Boyle`s slumdog Indian ideology.The question of millionaire only is a myth and thats cinema.

    Reality always hurts.Like my german teacher from max müller goethe institut kolkata who just last year said they are doing non-profit business in india giving courses for INR8000 which is EUR 1000 equivalent of INR65000 in germany.But foolish he do not think that germans do not need a goethe institut.In Germany, its shame for India that they cannot make language business like them and bribe 3-4 christ schools of kolkata like don bosco and birla high for example so that a bunch of ass-lickers called marwaris ruling the roost of kolkata come and study there in the heart of the city.And since October this german teacher back to Berlin lives on government benefits and makes holiday with girlfriends with taxes and insurances i pay to Germany.Bengalis just cannot afford to go abroad without being fully funded by scholarships unlike non-bengalis who breathe india for being more 2gether and penetrating.So long we are not strengthening our own bonds we cannot afford our emotions if we have any for a MAMPI which i think is everyday more than one example to be observed with grievances to ventilate nowhere. (Report) Reply

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