Sharmishtha Basu is an unemployed artist, writer who is out to test her works, looking for publicists, literary agents and gallant, generous readers, to 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 to go with them. Some are photographs, others paintings, cyber sketches mainly.
Why is it so that honourless people
never honour anyone?
They cower before superiors
or they flatter them like slaves.
They snigger at their equals
looking for a chance to boast
or showing that they are better.
Never admitting they are equals!
When amongst people of lower rank
they become disrespectful.
Sometimes downright abusive
always dying to insult.
Too often have I seen this trait
people who shoot upward by chance
are always overzealous
to prove everyone else inferior.
They taunt, mock with greatest ease
finding fault, mistakes is easier for them.
Always eager to appear superior
too much miserly to show honour.
Is it their origin, past devoid of honour
stops them from honouring others?
Or is it their fear of losing rules them
and they become over-eager to be superior?