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Sankhajit Bhattacharjee Poem 237

Scientific Research Fellow in University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

An Old Lady

An old lady remains alone-

none of her family members can tolerate her.

Her mouth is like a crater of volcano-

at times lava erupts, smoke darkens the surroundings,

the heat causes others' skins to get burned,

even the ice of Antarctica can hardly soothe them.


Words are very dangerous-

much more dangerous than missiles and bombs.

The latter kills a human completely

but a word can suffocate one slowly.

Similarly good words are like the nectar of heaven.


Her habit is to cause utter suffocation

and that is why she is remaining alone.

Without any company she is feeling suffocated too.

© 2021 Sankhajit Bhattacharjee

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