Sharmishtha Basu is an unemployed artist, writer who is out to test her works, see if they can help her to build an “unorthodox” career, a path followed by many before, some has been blessed with success, most have not, let us see what you make of her attempts! A failure or success- it all depends on you. These are pieces from her book, the book is available on createspace and amazon- It is a collection of poems and black and white illustrations that go with them, hope you will enjoy them.
A girl growing up in neglect
Hated the lunch she was given
She used to spend the day hungry
And feed the lunch to stray dogs.
One day she was sitting in class
When she heard a voice as sweet as bird,
“Sister do you have some extra food?”
She looked up and saw a tiny tot in rags.
Daughter of the construction laborer
Her heart melt and she brought out
Her lunchbox, the child gobbled up
Each and every bit as if it was divine.
When she was about to leave
She was asked to come again
If became a daily routine
One’s rejected food became another’s diet.
25.05.09, Garia, Kolkata