Sunday, March 8, 2015

A Piece of Stone--By Pijush Kanti Deb--India

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.


  1. Well, Pijush Kanti Deb, your poem is wonderful and so many thoughts rush through my mind as I read your words. It seems the general feeling of each person would be the same, the guilt and the emotion, too, and yet the person represented in this poem must surely be someone who was a true leader, with heart and soul. I do so look forward to reading much more of your writings! Welcome to Whispers! Sheri

    1. Thank you for your encouraging words. You are right, yes the poem depicts the picture of a poor great man who repents on his normal weaknesses.----Pijush Kanti Deb

  2. Pijush Kanti thanks for the poem. i was taken into a life journey

    1. Thank you for your comment on my poem-----Pijush Kanti Deb

  3. This poem requires re-reading and following the process of wanting to do good for mankind and never achieving good enough. Thank you for this incitefullness.

    1. Thank you Elizabeth for your comment on my poem, yes the poem requires rereading especially following on the part of a humanitarian.

  4. Hi Pijush. Welcome to Whispers and thank you for sharing your delicately written poem. I enjoyed it. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

    1. Thank you Maurice for enjoying my poem and regarding it as a delicately written poem. Pijush Kanti Deb

  5. Pijush, welcome to whispers. I thought your poem well written, very interesting and sad at the same time, that the individual was so distraught that he couldn't make the difference in the world he wanted to make. I can relate to those feelings and have felt myself left alone at times. I have since learned I can change no one but myself and that not without help from my higher power. Thank you for sharing your talent and helping me do a little introspection.

    1. Thank you Charlene for enjoying my poem with your all feelings-past and present.