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Anjali Saud Dutta


Photo: Amit Vishwakarma


"Life is a tale

Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury 

signifying nothing."


Yes, now it becomes so, 

Unprepared and unexpectedly

Today

Helpless world becomes victim of time. 

And makes it a deathtrap.

Oh, Macbeth,

You were racked with 'guilt and paranoia'

But now

What is the guilt of the Saviours?

That meet their fate feeling

So idiotic!

Why?

Time 

Are you 'out of joint' now?

I scare to hear the number.

The toll is mounting uncontrollably

Minute by minute.

Having everything we have nothing today.

And become a doll in the hands of you. 

O Time!

How long will you enjoy our desperate plight?

Do not be so cruel

And do not make life

More of an 'idiot's tale'.

Please,

Be calm 

And be a healer.

Forgiving mankind's ignorance. 

Now awaiting a glimmer of hope

Of survival 

And to regain the lost momentum.

::x::x::x::

Poet Anjali Saud Dutta

teaches English at

Sonari Commerce College




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