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
Bubbles of air we are What separates you and me Are the layers outer Our selfish wills Ego and jealousy Craving for a better life Acquisitive instinct Luxury and necessities Which never allow us to come out Keep us deep inside the bubble Get over these Remove that outer layer Which separates you from the rest See! how beautiful life is
What separates you and me Except for our love and hatred Sorrow and happiness Get over these In no time I will be you and you will be me
What separates you and me Only passion and expectations Greed and hypocrisy Get over these Life will be a journey divine
What separates you and me Except for pairs of opposites Get over these There will be no difference Between mine and thine
What separates you and me Except for false vanity, A desire to excel and go-ahead, A struggle for identity Get over these Life will be poetry sublime
What separates you and me Except for our make belief identity Possessive individuality Get over these Bright sunshine will let The outer layers wither What remains is consciousness pure And we will be one and same Moving in timeless time.
He is a man doing many roles and so many persons he is, a son, a father, a brother, husband and what not. Doing justice to all the roles is what he needs
Full of masculine virility, he toils hard and fights against all odds to make his family happy, conquers the whole world for the woman he loves, the kids he rears and the family he bears, but without a bit of feminine tenderness how incomplete he is?
Under sun and shower, he works, reduces himself to a beast of burden, never after his own comfort, gives everything he has to those he thinks him own, can live and die for the woman he loves, the ability of him few can question, still, fewer can question his commitment and purpose, but questionable is his attitude towards life and the woman he interacts with, questionable is the way he looks at his woman, the lady of his life. Man is no man until and unless he finds the woman in him or else how solitary and poor he is
Amidst smile and tears Ifs and buts Swings life A tug of war Between mind and conscience
Sometimes shade Sometimes light Sometimes hope Sometimes despair But life is not either Moves on its own Leaving aside Your moments of happiness and sorrow
Life is beautiful But how transient is its beauty How fleeting the scenario You just don’t know how will be your tomorrow Without knowing what is in store You weave dreams and plan for years Knowing well The moment next may not be yours Without brooding over yesterday and Thinking about tomorrow Live in the present Which is all yours Life is nothing but the moment at hand Live it with all your heart
Life is an encounter With a venomous snake Charming and captivating It keeps you spellbound Keeps you at a fix Never let you know How it will react next?
Life is no mathematics It knows no law It never differentiates Between young and old, rich and poor Defies all calculation But life is life Despite its uncertainty Is worth living To be loved and lived With dreams and passion Irrespective of the outcome.
Life is poignantly beautiful Parting from the ones you loved Things you called your own Things you relished over the years How sad and pathetic The final departure That unknown lane Very few enjoy dying Know not whether it is the best Or worst part of life
You have seen the world So also I You have travelled a lot Dined and wined So also I I matched your steps in every field Be it in air, water or on earth People recognise us from a distance We have nothing to prove Our success is our trademark
I have so much to share The same may be with you Now there is the much-needed leisure We have been looking forward to since long Let us for a change sit together for a while Share our feelings And look at each other The way we used to When I was your sweet bride And you are my handsome bridegroom
What are you looking at? My eyes, cheeks, neck and skin Yes I have grown old So also you We are struggling to keep us young By hiding ourselves in heavy makeup But our wrinkles tell the real story Our mirror says we are not the same As we were long before
Do you remember When I last told you I love you and you reciprocated It must be long since We are staying under one roof But we have not met since years Whenever we met, we met in parties As strangers
Can you recollect How our kids smiled and started walking For the first time Their first nursery rhyme Progress report and parent teacher’s meeting Their petty wishes and trifling demands How they grew up and developed Socialising with faces Which are not their father’s and mother’s You have hardly seen their childhood These moments will never come You have missed them forever
We never lived We missed our life Our life is the story of our success Parade of ego and nothing else We have lost all those beautiful moments Which could have been ours
I don’t want to go outside No more I am hungry for success I want you by my side Let the ‘I’ merge in you and ‘you’ in me What remains is we Our tears and smile I have enough tasted that saltless curry People call success You are my world And I am your love. Let us celebrate life Be with me I will be with you Right in front For the rest of life Enjoying every bit of it, Listening to its symphony Relishing the moments And be with its ebb and tide
Long since waiting for something to happen someone to come the pleasure of waiting he knows who waits and i have been waiting for you since the day we met when mind stopped roaming, breath and beats halted for a while and time forever remained standstill
Nothing is as pleasing as waiting it keeps me enraptured and enthralled binds me with you and your memory it brings me face to face with the heaven of my dreams and makes each moment of life so captivating and enduring hardly i get time to look at me
You moved ahead but i am where i was long back in the lap of your memory having nothing to do with the present i look back where lies my life and its beauty those few encounters and the moments i had just enough to see me through the days and years ahead
Let there be no end to my waiting i live and breathe in it and drench me with all your colours let me wait for you till eternity wait for something which was probably not mine i can not deprive me of those priceless feelings that keep me going and lure me to live a life anticipating something to happen someone to come and take care of me
You are the soldier You are the general The battle is yours So also victory and defeat Means and end The end is to come out of The unacceptable present With the coronavirus searching for Human flesh In streets and lanes The end is a better tomorrow When the fear of coronavirus will be no more The means is to stay home Reduce your needs to the minimum Live with whatever available And never cry for more
Forget not Our system has limits If we stretch it beyond It will collapse When the system will collapse We will be nowhere It is our sacred duty to see that Our system does not come under stress Let us be with our system Whatever may be the situation Listen to its voice For the sake of ourselves, our state, Country and humanity We have to stay inside
When survival is at stake Nothing, absolutely nothing matters You are to remain alive and let others If you love yourself, love your family Your father, mother and grandfather And the world around Never go outside, be with your loved ones Let the coronavirus Starve In our lonely streets Struggle for its survival in deserted lanes And die without getting human cells to prey We can live with A minimum of food and other amenities But we will not allow coronavirus to feed on us We can not meekly surrender To a virus We are made for bigger things With the victory and defeat In our hands Let us stay inside and patiently wait For that glorious tomorrow When we will come out from our quarantine And self-imposed exile An exile from all that mattered till now To bask under the golden sun
I believe in God Neither I am afraid of life Nor I am afraid of death In both, I see the will of my Lord
Neither I see the sun Nor the shower It is He who is born It is He who dies It is He who lives Enjoys and endures
He is Krishna He is Arjun, Aswathama Sakuni and Duryodhan He lives in a thousand bodies He is everywhere In whatever I see and perceive And what lies beyond My vision and perception It is His game He knows how to play it Why should I worry?
Happiness is His So also the sorrow Why so much of fear? So much of anxiety? So much of possessiveness? When I am not the doer The doer is someone else The drama is His He knows how to enact it Why should I bother,?
When I come close to my real nature I feel I am He and He is me The big void, the cosmic consciousness Neither there is life nor death Only consciousness unfolding A parade, from eternity to eternity And I myself The actor, spectator and director Beyond me, nothing exists Absolutely nothing
I know you love me i love you too whenever we meet our eyes dance in joy hearts whisper, lips quiver but i love you we fumble to murmur
I reciprocate your love you feel my feelings but our love is not the way it is understood so unique and different let it be where it is in the heart of our hearts where we truly live
Never let our love come out very few will understand it very few know what love is all about it will be too much to bear if you go down in the eyes of other i can not see the petals of our love wilting under the scorching heat of sun, pears of shower and the chill winter playing havoc with all that we jealously treasure
Let that bud of love blossom into a beautiful flower with all its fragrance and colour nothing can snatch it away from us, our love, our only possession so dearly conserved in our heart
We know and respect each other share our moments of agony and ecstasy we too appreciate the limitations with which we look at each other and my dear! that is what love is always for the one, you love you are in me i am in you living each moment for the other my love! this is our love do we need anything more?
My father! Sometimes I feel You are not with me You are somewhere else Sometimes I feel You are not my father You are someone else Is it because You don not love me The way I love you? Is it because I ate the forbidden fruit Deviated from the path? Is it because I acted contrary to your will? Many a time I erred Many a time I did something Which my conscience never approved Many a time I repented Many a time I apologized But committed the same mistake again and again Many a time I cried Many a time I indulged in the same game Knowing well that I am committing a mistake My father! I have made a complete Mess of my independence Neither I deserve nor wish to be independent Don’t make me independent again I do not know how to carry myself Get over my instincts and passions I don’t need anything that takes me Miles away from my life and love My Lord! don’t leave my hand I am in between the devil and deep sea You may not forgive me But don’t go away from me If you go away How shall I live and why shall I live? Who else other than you can drag me out Of the spell of your maya. My father! I do not know What is my role in the cosmic drama of Yours Let your gift, my life on earth Be nothing but a garland of your wishes I know not For what I am here Let nothing but thy wish be reflected In my action and inaction, Thoughts, words and deeds I need nothing Have no desire to be a Udhab A Sanat Kumar or Sudama Just make me specks of dust at your feet Bless me to surrender The way Draupadi surrendered at your feet Love you the way Gopis loved you Throw me wherever you wish Heaven or hell does not matter It is thy wish I respect by all means I am not bothered where I am But never let my mind waver even for a minute Let it be always at your lotus feet
to know love i fell in love with you before i could know what love is all about i melted and lost me in you
what remained is not i and you but we, a single entity a single pair of eyes that sees nothing but you and me largely blind to the world outside a single heart that never differentiates i from you and the identification is so complete i feel as if i am you and you are me nothing in between
i am your feminine tenderness you are my masculine virility i am your flute you are my melodious tune I am the oyster you are the perl inside i am your eyes you are my vision i am your ears you are the symphony of life i am a physical body you are the consciousness within
a single soul we are that never desires salvation but thousands of birth on this earth to come here again and again to fall in love and lose each other in the the beauty of love and and move ahead on the path of ceaseless mirth, bliss, joy and romance
if that is love i am in love my love and i will be in love with you forever here and hereafter
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