Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Beetashok Chatterjee

Beetashok Chatterjee is a seaman by profession. This old sea dog is also a wannabe poet/writer, avid reader, music lover, movie buff, cricket enthusiast and a restless spirit.
19 WRITINGS

Pirate of the Caribbean

  (a tribute to Capt.Jack Sparrow alias Johnny Depp) There's many a day in this life of mine But none I hold so dear As the happy day...

THE HUNGER GAMES

The office was deserted by the time Sanjay stretched his arms to signal the end of yet another working day, when his phone rang....

The Changes

His skin is flaked, weathered by the sun His eyes show the colours of yesteryear His shadow grows and fades With the hours of the days As the...

THE WRECK OF THE COSTA CONCORDIA

(13 January 2012) T'was a cold January night off Italy, can still hear the cries fading The cruise ship Costa Concordia capsized and sank while sailing Past...

THE SPIRIT (HIC!) OF CHRISTMAS

The Lapland Preparatory Council Meeting was about to begin. Santa Claus’s plush office on the 14th floor was festooned with decorations, as...

Heartbreak

“You’re dreaming again,” my brother glared at me, “it’s that Anjali Tandon, isn’t it? You haven’t heard a word I said.” He could be kind...

THE BALLAD OF A SEAMAN’s BLUES

At the stroke of twelve one night I carried my luggage down Big suitcase and a heavy backpack Both shades of golden brown Friendly cabbie smiled'n'helped Me hoist it...

A Caribbean Mother’s Song

My sonny gone over de ocean My sonny gone over de sea He gawn dere tuh work for mo' money And dat he gawn send back tuh...

Life Of A Seaman

When you're wet and cold in freezing rain, A lookout aloft - some foggy shipping lane You wish you knew who on earth to blame For making you a...

Mermaid Waltz- An Old Sea Legend

In Atlantis there are nine pretty mermaids Every night they gather to cry There's a temple with a hundred candles That flicker for thousands who die There's a...

Just An Old Sea Dog

See him trudging up the gangway in his T-shirt and his jeans, Vacation over, back to work after a while Once he had a future when...

The River Mississippi

You will see my muddy waters When you arrive at Southwest Pass Take a pilot up the river Where the fishing nets are cast Past marshy swamps and...

The Mermaid

The day broke... On shore a mist was gently lifting; A morning breeze just pushed it by The brightening twilight was slowly shifting When something caught his sleepy...

The Mother of a Seaman’s Child

She is a fine woman The riffraff stop to watch her, call in jest Like every single woman put to the test They know her love is...

Come Back To You

I've been with you four decades and more Often wondered what I do it for Don't know the answer, ‘tis pleasure and pain But in my next...

The Cyber Romantic

It was quiet on the night watch And the time was passing slow, The old helmsman turned around To ask the young fellow “Son, please tell me something That...