Pradip Chattopadhyay

Silver Star - 3,338 Points (28.01.1961 / Kolkata)

So Said Voltaire - Poem by Pradip Chattopadhyay

In an experimental fix
A dog was turned a man
In a few weeks!
Soon it made his mark
Instead of woof and bark
Freed from dog's leash
It turned selfish.
Gone was its doggy sense
Its loyalty and innocence
Once out of reins
It bared the human impatience.
It trusted nobody nor had friend
Just talked, its ears it didn't lend
Always seeking profit and bargain
At others' misery it felt no pain.
It was seen with pity
How losing its dogged dignity
It stooped for the smallest compromise
Man's hallmark and it was no surprise.
So for all to see it's there
The wisdom of Voltaire
In saying straight and plain
That he liked dogs more than men.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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