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A reporter's sorrow

Rajendra Bhandari 2022 (Kalimpong)

A reporter' sorrow
The one fasting unto death has already broken his fast
by drinking Maushami squash.

no news of heart stroke of any Prime Minister, Minister
or Ward Commissioner.

No scam.
No rape.
The sun dozed dispersing cold rays.

my camera slept starved.
Nothing fruited on the tree of news.

The official smile of the Chief Minister
the advertisement of Life Insurance Company is
as it is on the public toilet wall.

Today, slower is the blood circulation.
Nobody kidnapped any one for ransom.

Communal riot,
molestation of house-maid,
bank robbery,
nothing happened today.

A silly day
passed through me today
smiling wryly.

About this poem

This is a poem about deteriorating journalistic atmosphere where reporting negativity of a society is obsessive. Glamour and awe are the remnants of journalism in current times.

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Submitted by mail2rpb on July 29, 2022

Modified on March 22, 2023

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Scheme x xx Abb xxx Axx bxxx xx xxca aac
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 677
Words 129
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 4, 3, 3, 3, 4, 2, 4, 3

Rajendra Bhandari

Born 28 September 1956 in Kalimpong, the hilly district of West Bengal, India. Six volumes of poetry published. A Ph.D.in literature, retired as an Associate Professor of literature. Earned a dozen of literary award. Participated in the 17th. International Poetry Festival,Berlin in 2016. more…

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