Moments from the journey

Books by Sharmishtha Basu




poem 1


Devil decided it’s high time
He has been sowing his seeds too long
Now he wanted to reap the harvest
He decided to take over the world.

He placed his most ardent admirers
In law, force, media and politics
All the men and women who sold
Their body, soul and dignity to him.

He captured the world using them
They acted like his eye, ear, hand and tongue.
Together they fooled everyone for long
Finally devil asked them to announce him God.

He wore a robe like Christ, placed a false crown
Proudly he sat on a glorious throne
His slaves clapping their hands again and again,
Suddenly the clapping stopped, a child spoke.

“He is not God! Look at his tail and horn!”

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