Asit Kumar Sanyal

Gold Star - 19,381 Points (04 Jan 1957 / Lalgola, Murshidabad, West Bengal, India.)

Retrospection - Poem by Asit Kumar Sanyal

When I retrospect my life
Mumbai comes ahead
where I put my first step in a hostel
Hostel super was a Goan
An old man
Used to reside inside campus
with his family
First day I saw a lady in his residence
with her two months old baby boy
He was crying loudly
in her lap
Suddenly she put him on the bed
Took a spoonful of wine
Mixed with water
And pored into his mouth
He stopped crying
And slept
I became astonished.
Later on I came to know
the baby boy was super's grandson
And I witnessed that scene
again and again...
I was three years in hostel
When I leave
He was a three-year boy
Super's evening drink partner
His quota was one peg of wine
And a bhangra fish fry.

(Wild Flowers)

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Comments about Retrospection by Asit Kumar Sanyal

  • Rajnish Manga (12/8/2015 12:35:00 PM)

    I wonder if it could be true! ! It amounts to snatching childhood from a child. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 30, 2016

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