Dr. Sakti P. Chakravorty


Tax Free - Poem by Dr. Sakti P. Chakravorty

TAX FREE
esspeecee… [? ] Sept’95


Shabby, ragged man
- in front of me
In the running train.


Slavering stringy saliva
Dozy
By the kick of ethanol,
- and labor lag.

Shock absorbers
Worn out
Jolts and jerks
Unsteady he is…

Swung the body
Over a fat woman
Embittered, grimly
She
Changed seat.

After a vague look
At her:
Drunk remain
Indifferent, drowsing…

If I were
Like you…
Happier than me,
I ponder. Why?

His prolonged
Present-
Consumed by
Ethanol: ecstasy.

Future
Fused in ‘come-never’,
- dreams in even.
For
Ethanol: ‘live-together’.

No forehead
Frowning,
Cipher is the: Mantra
Of his life…

Futile genteelish...
I envy-
Your lingering longing
For-
Tax and tension-free
Mindset of life.

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Comments about Tax Free by Dr. Sakti P. Chakravorty

  • (12/2/2009 11:39:00 AM)

    Agree with Alex, ‘…Tax free = Anxiety free…’
    Is it possible in mod days? Or, just poet’s imagination?
    Poets make ‘impossible’ into a ‘possible’…
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  • (11/10/2009 2:52:00 PM)

    Excellent conclusion. Tax free = Anxiety free

    Anxiety is our inner robber and eats up us.

    Better to be ethanolic [detached from praise and punishment]
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  • (11/5/2009 2:16:00 PM)

    Comment on Poet Joe,
    .
    Here the man paid for the drink [with tax] but to ‘avoid buying’ incoming anxiety = ‘Tax Freeness’ Vide infra:
    ‘Your lingering longing // For- // Tax // and tension-free // Mindset of life.’


    The say of the poem is not of buying drink!
    WR
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  • (11/4/2009 3:14:00 PM)

    Drink and don't pay tax? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? (Report)Reply

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  • (9/11/2009 7:50:00 PM)

    Great poem, nice way to express the feelings for a drunker in a train.
    Coments from Ecuador
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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 8, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, September 7, 2009


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