A Piece of Stone
In the eve of his death
a macro-conscious great man
repents throughout his sub-conscious journey
on the way to his final destination,
realizes his life-long sacrifices
as incomplete, so ineffective
in putting two and two together
to welcome a better sun-rise for the mankind.
Indeed, he regrets from his depth of heart
hearing the scaring palpitation of the dirty hearts-
fueled with the garbage of selfishness and cruelty,
those are still left untouched and unwashed
though ever-skilled they are to pour hemlock
into the nectar prepared by him with great care.
In shame, he becomes a piece of stone
exhaling his last expiating breathing
and the people leave him alone standing
in a public place of interest beneath the open sky.
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.