The Glow-worm

Atul Chandra Sarkar

I did dare, I did dare,
Over here, over there,
Almost everywhere;
Over land, water, marsh,
Through nights,
Dark and harsh,
In search of you;
Thru leaves and dew,
I walked, I flew.

I took to darkness
Only for you,
I flashed my lantern
In yellow-green hue,
Not like a headlight
To show myself the way,
I glint my backlight
Lest you went astray.

Without your love
Life has become bitter,
The cool night scalds,
And sad the patter-pitter
Of the reluctant drizzle
On the moist leaves litter;
Come, burning as I am
In the heat of my glitter.

Come dear soon, lest the moon
My light does adulterate,
Come before the human race
Our lives stifle and suffocate;
Come before any naughty kid
Puts me in a glass jar
And overnight my tormented soul
Quits for stars afar.

Atul Chandra Sarkar

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Double Post Graduate in Philosophy and Sociology and LLB degree-holder, a Gold Medalist from Canning College, University of Lucknow, U.P. India. Presently engaged as Advisor (Industrial Relations) and Public Information Officer (Corporate) at Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd., Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India and is a Guest Faculty at Electricity Training Institute, Sarojini Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on the Right to Information Act, 2005. An Advocate registered with the Bar Council. Articles, poems and short stories have been published in popular National dailies like Pioneer, Northern India Patrika, Times of India, Campus Verse, Shaktivani, etc. A Blogger at Times of India's speakingtree and having a flair for oil painting. A democratic, liberal and humanist to the core.

Last updated January 11, 2015