Pradip Chattopadhyay

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

The Philosopher And The Mouse - Poem by Pradip Chattopadhyay

A lonely mouse
In a lonely house
With a lonely piece of bread
A lonely philosopher
On a lonely bed
With the lonely thoughts in his head!
It was a queer coincidence
Though both of them aloof
They were in true essence
Were living under one roof!
The philosopher gave a laugh
Shaking his disheveled head
‘Mere thoughts are not enough,
I can’t live without bread’!
The mouse whined in regret
‘It’s really no good
Such is my fate
I only think of food’!
The philosopher without bread
Not a word he could carve
With no thoughts in its head
The mouse didn’t starve!
The philosopher thought the mouse
He really couldn’t befriend
Though they shared the same house
They couldn’t unite in the end!
If only they could share
With each other thoughts and bread
It could be a great affair
In the way fairytales are made!
But they never made a start
The philosopher and the mouse
And lived poles apart
In the lonely decrepit house!

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 5, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 10, 2013

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