As the Year Closes

As the year closes, I hear
a persistent whisper,
“Are you ready for the show
where all will gather and glow?
Are you ready with a paean
to sing in chorus with and join
all in the glittering show?”

No, I would like to drop a hint.
I do not want to be a part of the pageant---
a splendid spectacle or an enchanting ensemble.

I swear that I am no swagger.
I am on the side of a beggar
who shivers in cold winter
and hopes to weather the weather.

©2016 Sankari Prasad Sarkar
Dec 28, 2015

Sankari Prasad Sarkar

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Anthology Published: 1 For You, Outskirts Press USA, Aug 2013, 978-14787-13524, 2 Songs of Man and Millennium Vol I, Authorspress INDIA, 978-81-7273-931-7, Born in INDIA on Jan 15, 1942, he holds degree in Science and Metallurgical Engg., He carries with him 40 years of industrial experience and has profound poetic passion. He Lives in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India., He may be reached at his website at, He has contributed poems in magazines e.g.Galaxy, Muse India, Verbal Art, Setu, brown critique and FB sites., Received Global Achievers Award 2017 from Indian Institute of Oriental Heritage Kolkata held in New Delhi on Feb 18, 2017.

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