That Boy

That boy was wrong. Stones are hard to break

The human life is softer, easier to take

He was naïve, that boy. The window of life,

The road, paved with stones. Reminder of his failure.

Voices in his head guide him through the path of return,

He chose to strangulate himself to death, instead.

That boy was wrong. Stones are hard to break

The human life is softer, easier to take.

Paths show the way forward. Mindful of the secrets.

Human life is cheap. Easy to take.

 

Translated from Bengali. Original poem ‘ছেলেটা’ was written by Shakti Chattopadhyay. Today is his 86th birth anniversary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Agnivo Niyogi

Typical Aantel, reader, blogger, news addict, opinionated. Digital media enthusiast. Didi fanboi. Joy Bangla!

Posted on November 25, 2019, in poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. It’s really heartwarming to see another Bengali write so well.

    Like

  2. Excellent

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