a simmering debate that rages daily,
hiding away inside the cocoon,
slowly fades away
in the growing bustle.

this tall glass window
overlooking the misty peaks,
is perhaps the perfect pod
in the dark chilly night.

keys, bank cards, cigarette packets
and a set of notes are on the table,
now all those wooden chairs
do not have any right to opinion.

all pervading silence in its purest form
store in the four blank wall.
The burning eyes peeled though,
rarely provides the answers.

if all this is true and it may well be
then holding the hidden words
under the shadowy light
may not reveal the real story.

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About gopallahiri

Gopal Lahiri, a bilingual poet from India, has been writing poetry for more than twenty years. He has had five poetry collections in Bengali (mother tongue) and five collections in English. His poems appeared in print and electronic publications worldwide. He is a regular contributor of poems in several poetry web sites and magazines.

2 thoughts on “Debate

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Powerful,vibrant and incisive.This poem is like a switchblade knife cutting open an oyster to reveal a pearl of wisdom.

  2. Louis Kasatkin

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for November 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . **** Poem of the Month..****…”On Children’s Day ” by Nalini Srivastava…..In the Category of *** Highly Commended *** ( tabulated alphabetically ) are the following……*”Crackers (2)” by Mary Annie*…*”Debate” by Gopal Lahiri*…*”Deception” by Jan Christian Sorensen*…*”Destiny” by Jeffrey Gonell*…*”Dreams of a flower” by Ramesh Rai…*”Femme Fatale” by Madhumita Ghosh*…*”Intel Might” by Tapeshwar Prasad…*”Life,A Hope and Death” by Rakesh Ramachandran*…*”Nadezhda” by Ampat Koshy*…*”Shining Scar” by Rahul Aithal…*”Simper of a flower” by Shamsher Singh*…*”Soul Interconnections” by Lata Tewari*….


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