[Poem] An Innocuous and a Forest

An Innocuous and a Forest
An Innocuous and a Forest

An innocuous is quite objectionable

For living somehow in a forest

That whisper in his ears

‘’Might is right’’

 And shows its sharp nailed paws

And burning eyes to him

To turn his days into sombrous nights.

‘’Is he too stoic to be reformed?’’

A philanthropist with a lamp in hand

Asks to his mirror

But dies leaving the question unanswered

And the lamp extinguished.

In the darkness

A consequent narcotic solo

Reverberates in the forest,

Makes it drowsy

And bewitches the innocuous too

To produce foods, ladders, toys and others

For the heart-quaking wild whisperers.


Pijush Kanti Deb

Pijush Kanti Deb has had more than 180 poems and haiku published in various well known magazines, journals worldwide. Presently working as an Associate Professor in Economics at Dimapur, Nagaland.

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