Sagnik Chakraborty


Futility - Poem by Sagnik Chakraborty

With words I painted spring
So the cuckoo bird could sing,
Sing she did, but not in glee,
Her notes just yielded pity for me -
My crafted, worded toy
Failed to give me joy.

I pleaded Storm to hear,
This boat of mine to steer,
He took a portion, not the whole,
Of my rudderless, reckless soul -
In two my heart was torn,
In silence, grief was born.

The pearl from oyster shell
That's not to buy or sell,
In frenzied lust I snatched away
And wore as jewel night and day -
It caused my heart to fade,
And wither into shade.

I looked up at the sky
And cried to the heavens high:
Return to me the virgin bliss,
Of innocence green, which I now miss!
Not an answer came;
Futility is my name.

Topic(s) of this poem: futility


Comments about Futility by Sagnik Chakraborty

  • (7/8/2016 5:34:00 AM)

    Poem without a note of melancholy does not add to the mood... very touching.. (Report)Reply

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  • Amar Agarwala (4/8/2016 7:53:00 PM)

    Dear Sagnik, You do write so well... your verses are incredibly appealing. Want to read more of your work.
    Best Always!
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  • Kim Barney (4/8/2016 5:01:00 PM)

    This is very well written, Sagnik. Congratulations on having it selected as poem of the day! (Report)Reply

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  • Susan Williams (4/8/2016 4:58:00 PM)

    very crisp, and well argued- enjoyed reading your work (Report)Reply

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  • (4/8/2016 4:34:00 PM)

    Every thing is not Futility, you do write inspirational poetry. And do an excellant job! (Report)Reply

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  • Barry Middleton (4/8/2016 8:22:00 AM)

    If we could just have a rewind and a do over life would be so much easier. Nice work. (Report)Reply

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  • Darwin Henry Beuning (4/8/2016 5:39:00 AM)

    Sagnik, very nice. Rejoice, for tomorrow is a new day, stand tall and face the sun. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/8/2016 3:22:00 AM)

    Wonderfully conceptualized lines,
    In two my heart was torn
    In silence, grief was born..
    Heartiest congrats for the poem of the Day.
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  • Kelly Kurt (4/8/2016 1:04:00 AM)

    Futility, thy name is life. Well stated and worthy as today's poem (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 9, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 14, 2017


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