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Poem 337: Shore & Poem 338: Papers

Scientific Research Fellow in University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Shore & Papers

1) Shore


An old man was left alone in the sea.

He never knew- how to sail or swim.


A doctor told, 'Look at this apple. It's looking fresh from outside.

But is rotten from inside. This is metastasis. Be steady.

Your wife's liver...'.


The old man never disclosed this to his daughter,

who believed that her mother would get well soon.


His daughter was visiting the court instead of hospital

to get free from a ruthless diabetic husband

but the patient knew she was ever happy.


The old man could not find the shore- where to go: hospital or court!


2) Papers


They got some papers from the street.

Called the guy over the phone.

'I am in my home now. Come and hand me those papers'.

'We are destroying those'.

'No, no. I am coming'.

Moral: A callous can be made careful!




© 2022 Sankhajit Bhattacharjee

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