Debt Free

a poem by

Jayati

Calcutta resident, of Bishop Lefroy road,
Gifted film maker Satyajit Ray; was old
And
Ill in bed when he won
The Oscar
His, “Apur Sansar,” a brain cracker
Can’t resist to name another
Of his fairy tale, satire
“Guppy Gain Bagha Bayonne,”
A film discreet refine,
Hollywood friend Audrey Hepburn
Of, “My Fair Lady,” fame
Accepted the price on behalf of him.
A debt the film world did pay back only just before he died.
And
It was a narrow escape for indebted
Sir, Prize Oscar.