Poetry: Basab Mondal

Basab Mondal

Remedy ruptures on its own.

Like the blazing freekick
that pierces the goal,
Death sits udetered,
Ready to pounce.

Sans peace-
Sans relief-
Sans dependence-
Life is an insurance towards nihilism,
A temptation towards eternity.

Remedy ruptures,
As it itself
is the brightest advertisement,
Of illness.


The lines of houses,standing lonely
makes me remember
The dreams,i had
promised to nurture.

The dancing boats,on the rippling stream
makes me recollect
That i had also,
Promised to return.

The falling rain
in the putrid alleys,
Rejuvenates the conjugal bliss,
That we had oathed of.

The passing rail-tracks
Overlooking my lacerated neighbourhood
Chokes me ,
to believe
that me and my promises
Will lay side by side
In neverending lines.

Basab Mondal, is a teacher by profession who has unbridled love for literature.He writes poems in English and Bengali.He writes to satiate his own inner-self.His poems have been published in several little magazines and anthologies.

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