Pradip Chattopadhyay

Silver Star - 3,245 Points (28.01.1961 / Kolkata)

Rules of Thumb Poem by Pradip Chattopadhyay


In my most perilous times
I go by the devil’s book.

Burying conscience its tender rhymes
I find myself the safest nook.

In my times of hardest deals
I act as the devil wills.

Shedding my fragile conscientious guise
I find haven in compromise.

In my hours of moral crises
I decide what the devil please.

Stripping my garb of holy goodness
I find refuge in the devil’s face.

In my times when rages tempest
I qualify in the devil’s test.

His writs make me override
My morals and move onto devil’s side.

Submitted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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  • Gold Star - 7,548 Points Geetha Jayakumar (2/12/2014 12:39:00 PM)

    A Beautiful Poem with great meaning. When our moral in crisis, the devil rules our mind. Very true said. Loved reading each lines. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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