Palas Kumar Ray

(India)

To A Silly Silly Boy


Silly boy dear
you must be
wandering here and there
as usual on streets
or walking along the river side
a bohemian
when this postman handing you over
this post card from future.

You dreamer
though you dream colorful dreams
though you often think far and wide
I am almost sure
you are surprised.
You must have failed to imagine
receiving this letter from me someday.
I relish changes now occurring in your face.

Hey, don't cry.Take it easy.
I have never forgotten you.
In fact, I have always tried
to remain as silly as you
as bohemian as you.

This was not easy for me
because since we parted
I had to travel for decades
on uneven roads through
fair and unfair weather.
I had to meet and adjust
with people of many kinds
who were not same as they looked.

I had also to learn
the art of living with them.
So I had also to undergo
several surgeries of heart and mind.
I had also to bear the stress
of several unwanted deaths
including that of my dreams.
So, my silly dear
I needed mask
not one but several
to hide my tears.

Some unwanted changes
therefore has occurred in me
which will make you sad.
No more I can sing
a melodious song.
No more I can play a guitar.
No more I can dream
of changing this world
to one without sufferings.
No more I can think like you.

Here I live within
the fences of limitations.
Here I breath toxic air
of broken relations.
Here I am carrying the load
of unsuccessful missions.
Unlike yours here I have
counted days to live
to complete countless duties.
I have commitments to keep
towards my kith and kin.

Dear, my silly silly boy
This is however my pleasure
feeling your presence in me
and I promise you that I will
die with
yours ever
silliness in me.







© Palas Kumar Ray.All rights reserved.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Edited: Saturday, June 07, 2014

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