I Am Ravan

A LOOK AT LIFE-60
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

    I AM RAVAN

Look at me
I am Ravan, a bundle of negative feelings and emotion
I don’t have a friend which I can say my own
I have a family, wife, kids and a kingdom
But my only friend, my love, is my inflated ego
I invariably carry it with me wherever I go
In all my pursuits I seek its satisfaction
The mainstay of my life is ego and it’s gratification

On ego stands greed, hatred and jealousy
Treachery, dishonesty and malice
And I am an epitome of all these
Throughout life, I remained in their constant company.
Family, relationship, love and religion are beautiful till they satisfy one’s ego and vanity.
When one’s ego is hurt nothing remains his
The ego becomes his only religion, love and life
And I am no exception to all this.

Ego defines me and my surrounding
It is ego that pushes me hard
It is ego that made me what I am
An island in myself
Where I live my life in my solitary asylum
With ego, my passion and love

From cradle to the grave
Life rests on self-esteem and ego
It is the biggest motivator that keeps life on the go
Nothing is as compelling as ego
Life is a continuous endeavour in pursuit of ego and self-gratification
The desire for appreciation and recognition, pelf and power, fuel hatred, jealousy and ego
Together they separate one from the rest of others
Nothing but they define me and my action better.

Rama killed me
But I live in you, in your heart and soul
Run in your artery and vein
And possess your whole being
You burn me every year
From ashes I come back with renewed vigour
Burn you every minute and second
Neither you can burn me, nor kill
Rather I burn you, kill you every moment.
I am beyond death, time and space
I am your ego, deathless immortal Ravan.

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty©

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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

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