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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,

My Love


my love!
when heart and soul, feelings and emotions
love and tears, mine and thine
become one
what remains is pure consciousness
beyond body and mind

ego and identity melts
definition of longing and craving changes
and love culminates
in a body less state of consciousness

minds leave roaming
hearts stop beating for a while
time comes to stand still
love starts unfolding
and one loses in the other
in the ocean of love and bliss forever

© smrutiranjan 27.5.2018

Inner Me


Other than you and your world
There is another world
Which is exclusively mine
Where I love to live in my own way
With my dreams and fancies.
The ‘only me’ comes out
To live my passed away life
I dance under the limitless sky
Talk to myself
Weave thousands of dreams
Give my unfulfilled desires and wishes
Wings to fly
When all relationships end
A special relationship develops
With the inner me
With whom I talk and share my feelings,
Hidden and unexpressed.

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty©2019

My Undoing



My problem is
I know others more than
I know me.
I am more concerned with their
Happiness and sorrow and
More focussed on them.
I am so engrossed
Hardly I find any quality time for me
My life is in fact
A life wasted on others
In jealousy and comparison
I am not a yogi
I suffer and the cause of my suffering
Is none else but my undoing and illusion.

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty©




I have never looked at me
Beyond a dream.
That is why
I am still struggling with
Pair of opposites
Mine and thine
Sorrow and happiness
Pain and pleasure
Love and jealousy
Anger and humour
Agony and ecstasy
Honesty and hypocrisy
Success and failure
Heaven and hell
Death and life
Nothing remains
When the dream disappears.

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty©j

Where Do I Stand

A LOOK-114

I don’t know where do I stand.
I don’t know whether I am in the real world
or in the world of dreams.
I don’t know the yardstick of
good and bad, success and failure
and the parameter of judging in a world of relativity, bias, prejudice and changing priorities
But one thing I am sure,
I am the best and no one is like me,
none can ever be
and it is I and none else
who can better define me

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty©2019
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Thy Name Is



Madness is life
Unless you are mad
How can you live life
How can you live with an unacceptable present,
Inglorious past, an uncertain future,
On terms and conditions which are not your own.
So difficult to endure life
Unless you are after something,
An individual, a set of values, a pursuit,
Art, music, dance, acting, painting,
Reading, writing, prose, poetry or storytelling.
How difficult to live those long days and nights
Unless you are after a feeling,
Love, hatred, ego, jealousy,
Pride, greed, anger and vanity.
Life becomes a long dream
Devoid of colour and flavour
Unless you run mad after
A craving, an ambition, a desire genuine,
An object of beauty, an ocean, meadows,
Mountains, a beautiful man or woman.
Unless you come under a spell of madness
You never enjoy life
You just live it without passion
Like a machine on duty.
Baring a few rationals
Most live and enjoy life
Baring a few
All are mad to an extent
Only the degree of madness varies
Only one has to ensure
His madness does not come in between others
Coz it is always subject to
Law, decency and morality
And ratification by one’s own conscience.

Smruti Ranjan Moganty©