Monday, May 4, 2015

Hands and Their Committed Mistakes--By Pijush Kanti Deb--India

Hands and Their Committed Mistakes

Hands and their committed mistakes
carry unknowingly a mirror
reflecting an image –
dark or luminous,
drawn by their mesmerizing power
on the canvas of the watchful eyes.
An ugly hand with its uglier image
assumes the ugliest definition
of its micro mistake as macro one
from the witnessing eyes
along with a bonus of scolding
from the babbling tongues
before these are sent back to restart.
A handsome hand and its beautiful mistake
ensnare the judging eyes
reflecting its luminous image
and win an affectionate definition
of their horrible mistake
as an innocuous slip of hand
though it pours hemlock into nectar.

Pijush Kanti Deb is a new Indian poet with more than 210 published or accepted poems in national and international magazines and journals like Down in the dirt, Tajmahal Review, Pennine Ink, Hollow Publishing, CreativicaMagazine, Muse India, Teeth Dream Magazine, Hermes Poetry Journal, Madusa’s Kitchen and Grey Borders. At present, he is working as an Associate Professor in Economics.


  1. Pijush, lots of very ugly hands in the news now. And to blame the ugliness to a higher power - so ludicrous! None of it makes any sense at all........ thank you for a wonderful poem. Sheri

    1. Thank you She Sta for your kind comment and regarding my poem as wonderful one but here I have criticized ourselves for favoring only the handsome or rich hands

    2. Yes, that most likely is a cause for all the turmoil. That is an injustice when only the already rich and greedy get ahead at the expense of the little guy......... it is all ugly ........ it is amazing how, when we write, we might have a specific thought in mind, and yet, that thought to a reader roots out to many other meanings........ that is great mind stimulation. S

  2. Thought-provoking. I enjoyed this, Pijush. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

    1. Thanks to Maurice for enjoying my poem

  3. very wise poem: Pijush: It is true that most people are judged by their external appearances and not by the good in their hearts.
    Thanks for writing and sharing this amazing poem.