Ratnakar Rout

Rookie - 194 Points (28th August 1961 / Village-Boita, District-Balasore, State-Orissa, Country-India)

Chameleon - Poem by Ratnakar Rout

When I was in throne
He was my morning alarm
My calling bell
Company of my morning walk
And a friend to share
The morning cup of tea.

He was a well-wisher
A caretaker
An advisor
And shadow of mine.
My guard
My Savoir
And my nose, eye and ear.

That throne no more embraces me now
As I know one day it ought to go.

My friend then has become
A rare commodity
Even a telephone call from him
Is a dream for me now?

I have ample time at hand to think
Whether he was a friend or a foe.
Who befooled me so long?
In the guise
I could not know.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, March 30, 2009

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