Palas Kumar Ray
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
when this postman handing you over
this post card from future.
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
silliness in me.
© Palas Kumar Ray.All rights reserved.
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