#71 যে আঁকে, সে !

তুমি যখন আঁকো,
হাসি ঝরে পড়ে,
ভালোবাসা ধরে রাখে,
কষ্ট সরে যায়!

তুমি যখন থাকো,
মন ভরে আসে,
বাতাস গান গায়,
ঘুম উড়ে যায়।

দূর রাজ্যের পাখিরা,
দ্রুতমান গাড়িরা,
আর অন্ধকারের পরীরা,
ধরা দেবে তোমাকে।

শুধু স্বপ্ন ছুঁয়ে দেখ
অনেকদূরে পাড়ি দেবে
তোমার হাতের তুলি,
ভোলাবে মন রঙে।

হেলায় হারাও যা কিছু তোমার,
চোখের কোণে জলের ছোঁয়া নিয়ে।
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#70 Scraped Out

Like a star in the night
I struggle for breath,
Twinkling, I glow when I remember
How good were the old days.

There are many there, but I am all alone
I just have all day to hide
And I flow through the night
Trying to make meaning of my existence.

Is it so much that I want happiness?
I want to look at you, and smile.
I hope the clouds will pass, and you will know
I am there for you when you are loneliest.

In the hovering stardust, in the fireflies,
If only you believe, Dreams can come true.
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#69 Micro Poems

(i) Encounter
Life is full of surprises, how they had met
They found each other and found a hidden place.
A cup full on the table, a cup left empty
Two people face to face, two different tastes
One was there for the coffee, another for a face.
All over a cappuccino that sealed their fates,
Forever to love the different beings and their hearts.
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(ii) A dream too close
Where to our dreams go?
I might not come back even if it’s morning
But the world of dream is too good.
Will you still be with me while waking
Even if I am one far away in dreams.
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(iii) Mamihlapinatapai
I sit, you sit too
One word, two words, a story flows.
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(iv) Do I see you?
Why will you look at me so intensely with a desire to kill?
I will lose myself to those eyes, they speak.
Those kohled eyes, they hide,
So many tears and still feign a smile.
Can I move closer and kiss;
I don’t want to lose what there is.
Those kohled eyes, they dream
I wish to stay forever planted in them.
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(v) The Reader
Take down one from the shelf
Open a page and read
You’ll find a spring evening hidden somewhere
Where the frost melted, but the fog stayed
Take a walk and you’ll find yourself lost
Pages are best keepers of all secret talks.
A feeling will overcome until the book is kept
The shelf holding one less, a book given
But you’ll be a book rich, a new story to tell.
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(vi) মেঘের সাথে
শীতের সন্ধ্যায় সূর্যের ওপাশে
সবকিছুর থেকে দূরে,
সময় কি আমাদের শেখাবে
আর কতদূর যাওয়া বাকি?
এক প্রান্ত ছেড়ে, সীমারেখা ঘেঁষে,
মনের মাঝে স্বপ্ন দেখতে দেখতে
চল হেঁটে যাই হাত ধরে।
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#68 A Call that Happened 

There she was,
Her profile picture as glamorous as ever.
She looked,
Her gaze intense, and she, enigmatic.
What do I do,
I could just stare and lie to myself.

The phone was there,
I called and disconnected, scared.
What will she think?
Well, “you are just a desperate creep.”
I picked up the phone again,
This time I let it ring and “hello” she said.

First we laughed,
I heard it after so long, it hurt.
Then we talked,
So many things had happened.
Later I understood,
The other person was so alike.

I called her on a Saturday,
The distance wasn’t far, but we were.
She spoke the way she did,
But clearly her interest had waned.
I tried to carry on,
There was no spark which was apparent.
Silences came then,
Both of us decided it had to end.

Beep,
It ended.
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#67 Petals to Fall.

It looks like a petal waiting to fall.
You know the end of the cliff,
I think it’s a bit of a walk.

All my monsters wait
At the end of it,
There is no chance of escape.

Ridiculous ego burning my heart
Refuse to bring me out of the dark.
Feelings scattering all over the place!

The dire desire inside of me
Keeps echoing till I can’t breathe.
Where will I end? How far do I walk?

Once a loser, always stays so
Since I know this so well, I don’t hesitate,
I jump straight into the crevice, the story ends.
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মৃত্যু কোনো শাস্তি না, মৃত্যু হল সব শাস্তির শেষ!

#65 The Boy Walking in Time

Once upon a time, there was a boy
He walked on and on,
To reach a destination he never had.

Where was he going? He didn’t know.
What was the reason? Nothing kept him home.
How long would he walk? Who knows, it’s life.

Through the ups and downs, mist and rain,
The boy still walked on,
To a land unknown.

Five years ago, the boy met a woman
She hid behind a lot of mysteries, she was the unknown,
She was the Princess of the Clouds!

She asked where he was headed,
The boy couldn’t respond, he said he only walked
She smiled and said, I’ll walk along.

The boy stopped on his tracks,
Lost his desire to walk anymore,
He knew now he was home.

Now, five years later,
He comes back home one more time from another walk,
Will everything be the same?

It’s late night, travellers find rest in the sarai
The boy must walk on,
He has a place to reach tonight.

This time he knows his destination,
He knows the way and the reason,
Tonight the boy walks on, he must reach home.

Truly said, home is where heart is,
The boy realised, “my heart is in the East, buried far beneath,
Where Princess of the Clouds lives!”
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