A Caravan Poem by Jasbir Chatterjee

A Caravan

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A caravan
Of cattle and humans
Trudged ahead before me
Down the road
Quietly, helplessly, patiently,
In stoic acceptance of their destiny,
In search of daily bread and livelihood…

For a few seconds,
I paused in my steps,
And turned my eyes heavenwards,
Hoping for a heavenly reprieve from this crazy, mindless existence.
But heavenly offices, my dear, don't work fast, I reminded myself,
Mired as they are, neck deep, in a cesspool of bureaucratic red-tape.
So with a bent head, eyes turned back towards Mother Earth,

I rejoined the caravan
Of cattle and humans,
Trudging ahead before me
Down the road
Quietly, helplessly, patiently,
In stoic acceptance of my destiny,
In search of daily bread and livelihood…

A Caravan
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
I wrote this poem on 28 Oct.16 on my way to work...
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kumarmani Mahakul 29 October 2016

Rejoining in the caravan of cattle and humans gives amazing feeling. A perfect imagery is drawn in this poem. Acceptance of destiny in search of daily bread for livelihood is amazing really. Excellent poem! ...10

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