Basab Mondal (Voices Within 2023)



unclear protocols

undecided issues

unending feuds


Let us fight

until hegemony reigns.

Let us quarrel

until the world ends.

Until logic proves itself

to be logical.


Me and the me within

have issues

to solve .



The other darkness


Every evening

i water the plants

in my balcony.


The street lights


and the darkness within


to touch the pinnacle.


The pinnacle of



Then too

I maintain the status quo

with ultimate care.


Somewhere surely

at that point of time

someone plucks

the blooming flowers

while I care

 the blooming ones

in my own backyard.




I dream of hartal

keeping my barbed eyes

open for ever.


Let silence reign

for ever

through the breathing mountains

and sweating rivers.


The pebbles on the river bed

and towers atop

the hills

embrace each other

in solitude.


When will you come?


Don't answer

for i know

that the world

has gone online.

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