Pradip Chattopadhyay

Silver Star - 3,265 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.


Comments about Rules Of Thumb by Pradip Chattopadhyay

  • Gold Star - 9,259 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

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 11, 2014


[Hata Bildir]