Pranab K. Chakraborty

Veteran Poet - 2,560 Points (West Bengal)

To be a poet

nothing is indispensable
to be a poet
not wealth
no sleeping with opposite
travelling not
triggering not
only poet needs
a heart to love and hate
needs food to eat
a shelter to stay
in peace

poet lives originally
where resides countless
stars and planets
galaxies and star-storm
poet resides within the life
whence individual life
begins and finishes its journey
inside a limit of time and space

nothing is indispensable
to a poet in truest sense
but we the human being
who compose
poetry and hankering a reader
to appreciate skill and talent
need many things
as a man needs
perversion and autocracy
flirting and filthing
travelling and tampering
medicine and madhouse
money, security, wine
and partners to share primitive polygamy
to flag high
the animal instinct!

Submitted: Sunday, August 24, 2014

Topic of this poem: poetry

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  • Veteran Poet - 3,624 Points Savita Tyagi (8/24/2014 7:22:00 AM)

    Lovely poem. Imaginative and realistic. May be desire to express is also an animal instinct. Just a little more refined in humans. Enjoyed the poem. (Report) Reply

    Veteran Poet - 2,560 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (8/24/2014 1:33:00 PM)

    Thank you Sevita Tyagi. Thanks for your appreciation and interaction. Inspiring.

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