Conflict

SOMETHING I LOOK AT-46
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

Conflict,
both inside and outside,
inside it is a struggle between
mind and conscience,
between the values
i inculcated and the goals I cherish.

Outside,
it is a war of me against all,
between what i relish and
what i accomplish.
It is a continuous struggle
of each against all
for the avenues of life,
comfort, luxury, pelf, power, recognition
and all that makes
modern life a beauty.

With the tide of desires running high
and the wind of instincts and emotions
propelling it
the real I seem to
be sadly missing in the horizon.

To reconcile
the irreconcilable conflicts in life
one has to peep inside to
have a glimpse of his real nature
which is but divinity expanded
and to understand the futility of
rat race for accomplishment
appreciation and recognition
which gives nothing but more
desires, more conflicts and pain.

Happiness and peace of mind,
all that one needs
at the end of the day
never come out
of worldly pursuits,
it descends as self-realisation
and lies in a contented mind
where there is no conflict
what so ever.

copyright@smrutiranjan 25.6.2017

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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 atunispoetry.com, our poetry archive, GloMag etc., Poem hunter.com, Destiny poets, Different truths, YouTube.com.etc Website-smrutiweb.wordpress.com

3 thoughts on “Conflict

  1. Pushmaotee Subrun

    To reconcile
    the irreconcilable conflicts in life
    one has to peep inside to
    have a glimpse of his real nature
    which is but divinity expanded
    and to understand the futility of
    rat race for accomplishment…
    A wonderfully inked poem!

    Reply
  2. amitapaul

    This is poem full of great wisdom arrived at after long experience. It is written in a philosophic mood

    Reply

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