Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Second Innings--By Pijush Kanti Deb--India

The Second Innings

Before it’s too late
and the Sun sets in the lap
of a never ending barren night
a line of control is ought to be drawn
around the dogmatic sons and daughters
and their tearful parents
and used as a brake in their blind race
trampling the hopeful hearts of their parents
and a reverberating summon is ought to be shouted
for bringing them back
to listen to the prohibitory warnings
of the talking birds and clouds
with whom they fly their mad kites
and of the whispering moon and the stars
beneath whom they knit their selfish dreams
and thus they are to be compelled
to feel their parents in them
playing the second innings
to make their previous losses and deficiencies up
and lives satisfied with flying colors.

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. Hi Pijush. I enjoyed your descriptive and fun poem, "Second Innings." Thank you for sharing it and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  2. Thank you Maurice It maybe descriptive to bloom the thought up but to a FATHER of son and daughter it's never be a fun poem. Pijush Kanti Deb

  3. What a grandiose and reflective write. You have surely brought a smile to my face by your brilliance within this illustrious poem, great work.

  4. As a son I find the poem as an Eye-opener.....