Ratan Bhattacharjee

(01-12-1957 / Kolkata)

I Am A Phenomenal Man - Poem by Ratan Bhattacharjee

I am a phenomenal man
(Recalling Maya Angelou)
Hey, I am a man
Not Raymond’s ‘Complete Man’
of the showroom ad
But an ugly looking unimpressive man.
I am not handsome,
Not enough well –built to
get invitations from a model contest
The beard and the moustache
The long stride of my step
The poor look of my big eyes
Made me look a little odd
And I never got any billet doux from a gal.
The invisible muscle of my arms
The quick thinning hair of my head
The piping of voice
Which the women around me talk about
But women themselves get wonder-struck
When some of them
Loved me in secret
Flashed a quick glance
Or gifted me a lovely kiss
And the other women looked green in jealousy
To be frank dear,
That very moment
I felt that I am a man
A Phenomenal man
The man’s me.


Comments about I Am A Phenomenal Man by Ratan Bhattacharjee

  • (3/21/2010 3:48:00 AM)


    Inner beauty that matters ... its Soul’s Candy…flip side outer beauty is ephemeral… is but like eye candy….melts before reaches soul [in lower case] …

    Matching the ‘beauty and brain’ is today’s bandwagon slogan…but I humbly agree to disagree…
    Enjoyed it and a tenner
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK
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  • (1/31/2010 6:35:00 PM)


    Thanks for your comment on my poem. A phenomenal man is one who speaks truth of self and is proud with that self.There's alway one who's looking for that 'Phenomenal man'like you. I enjoyed reading your poem.When you have time read my poem 'I shall dote myself' -my only and only published poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 31, 2010



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