A Look at Life-14

A LOOK AT LIFE-14
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

A chair on wheels
is all that you have
to move and look
at the world
which is not
as it was.

You are on your last leg,
confined to bed
interacting and socializing
with an unknown face
but still dreaming and hoping
a better future for your kids to come by.
All of you are alike,
never desire anything for self,
live every bit of life
for the sake of those
who have their own life
to live by.

The ocean of love and sacrifice
is in a small well
having no takers
for what she says.
The pupil of her eyes
so engrossed in their world
have little time to stand and stare

Nothing has changed.
You remained the same
and the world around.
Your blood even today
are true to yourself.
Everything remained the same,
only time has changed
and with change in time
changed the priorities of life
and the values and emotions of man.

(copyright@smrutiranjan 2.7.2015)

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About Smruti

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty, O.F.S, son of Raj Kishore and Shantilata Mohanty, born at Padmapur, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha on 1.1.1963 is a multilingual poet, essayist and writer. He is a published poet and writer and a featured poet of PENTASI B World Friendship Poetry. His writings include essays, short stories, poems and novels which are published in newspapers and in various national and international magazines, journals and anthologies. Working as Finance Officer in Govt of Odisha, he writes extensively on life, its beauty and intricacies which are widely acclaimed. Poems are published in Mother Anthology by Hall of Poets, Voices of Aspirants by Poetry Planet, Mother by Poetry for Peace, Let the men speak for peace, Aroma of wilting petals, Anupam Bharat, Sourav, The Rock Pebbles, Symphony of Souls, Serious &Hilarious, Heartistry, World poetry on let there be peace, Complexion based discrimination global insight, Thought and Nature Anthology, New Creative Anteriority, Spring Window to peace, Indo African Anthology, Love at first sight, Spilling Essences, You and Me, A new beginning, Heart to Heart, Only you, My Valentine, Whispering Hearts, Poetic Rainbow, Fragrance of Asia, The Harmony, Sahitya Anand, East meets the West, Symphony of Peace, Pearls of Poesy, Ambrosia, International Anthology on Autism, Stars, Sky and Poiesis, Rain Drops of Love, Smrutire Parijat, Peace Lover, GloMag, Feb 2019, Tranquil Muse, Medley of Melodies, Nostalgia, Rise to Higher Essence, Cherry Toppings, Inked Thoughts, Whispering Poiesis, Rippling of Peace, Creative Anteriority, World for Piece, Traumas on Widows, Holistic Healing of Widow, The Global Literati Insights Research Journal, 1st issue 2018 etc. Poems are also featured in online magazines like atunispoetry.com, our poetry archive, GloMag etc., Poem hunter.com, Destiny poets, Different truths, YouTube.com.etc Website-smrutiweb.wordpress.com

4 thoughts on “A Look at Life-14

  1. tapeshwar

    There are glaring differences as one grows old, and with a canonical look, of which no young blood is ready to heed life’s plexes.

    Tremendously put!

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