Nothing Like Love


Nothing like love
if you have it
the whole word is yours
if you don’t
just a beggar you are

It introduces you
to yourself
takes you to the source
from where you have come
to where ultimately you go

It makes your more complete
and true to yourself
brings you closer to the real you
which in fact you are
nothing but love and pure love

It lets you forget
the make-belief differences
you always find and guard
between you and others
it takes you to that state of mind
where you closely identify yourself
with others and become one with them

It makes you realise how futile it is to
nurture negative emotions
by having it you only harm yourself
in another way like someone
relishing its own blood for a moment

By loving others you only love yourself
by hating others you only hate yourself
a lover knows what love is all about
it takes you to that blissful state of mind
it gives you that ecstasy
and unalloyed pleasure which the whole world with all its affluence, beauty and
splendour can hardly fathom

copyright@smrutiranjan 2.11.2017

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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, our poetry archive, GloMag etc., Poem, Destiny poets, Different truths,

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