Sharmishtha Basu is an unemployed artist, writer who is out to test her works, see if they can help her to build an “unorthodox” career, a path followed by many before, some has been blessed with success, most have not, let us see what you make of her attempts! A failure or success- it all depends on you. These are pieces from her book, the book is available on createspace and amazon- It is a collection of poems and black and white illustrations that go with them, hope you will enjoy them.
Winds of change will blow
Sooner or later rocks will bow
And the river of life will rage through
Dark caves of ignorance will be left behind.
If you can’t help the river
That will be forgiven
Just be careful to stay away
From its path or don’t obstruct that.
If you fall in her path
Or become an obstruction
Willingly or unwillingly
It will wash you away with flow.
Similar is river of civilization
When the ice of centuries melt
It sets the river of change free
Don’t even dare to stand in its way!
That day is not far when hungry mouths,
Kept in darkness for years will come out
And realize that they have been robbed
They will move forward to get what’s theirs.
17.07.09, Garia, Kolkata