Poems on
Life

The Star

a poem by Sankhajit Bhattacharjee

Cholera broke out in a village.
The tantrik told, ‘There is a witch here’.
Koni’s widow mother was the victim.

Koni fled away, rescued by Women Empowerment Organization.
She appeared for 10th standard, got star.
Her case was opened in the higher court.

She identified some villagers
but could not find any trace of the tantrik.
All of a sudden the councilor appeared in the scene.
She looked at him and got fainted.