A Restive But Captive Stream ~ Pijush Kanti Deb

Underneath the heap of rocks and stones
a restive but captive stream waits,
listening to the hilarious uproar of
tumultuous world and of gaudy nature
and cries to be a part of them
and a heart of their joint incarnation
for their vitality and immortality,
flowing and cleaning
the century-long dumped dirt and garbage,
singing a new song of optimism
with the clapping of pebbles and boulders.
Its wish is still suppressed
along with its poor fate
as an abrupt flow of humming wind goes back
colluding against the callous rocks,
the eagerly flock of birds,
the flying rescue squad,
sneak away as the rocks move against the stream
and its well wishers
and the Cowboys
watching the cattle riding on their horses,
halt but refuse to go nearby
in fear of hidden quick-sands
here and there encircling the stony heap
while below of it the stream still waits
for a green beckoning
of someone strong, generous and tolerant
who can dig it out
from the heartless  stack of rocks and stones
and who can also lead it
until it reaches its liberated world of liberal ocean.


Pijush Kanti Deb is a new Indian poet with around three hundred published or accepted poems and haiku in around a hundred national and international magazines and journals (print and online) like Down in the Dirt, Tajmahal Review, Pennine Ink, Hollow Publishing, Creativica Magazine, Muse India, Teeth Dream Magazine, Hermes Poetry Journal, Grey Borders, Dagda Publishing , Blognostic  Black Mirror Magazine, Dissident Voice Journal , Indiana Voice Journal Aji Magazine Calliope Magazine, Leaves of Ink Magazine and many more. His best achievement so far is the publication of his first poetry collection, “Beneath The Shadow Of A White Pigeon’’ via Hollow Publishing.

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