My Mother-1


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In your funeral pyre
Burning my whole world
My love and tears, wishes and ambitions
My past, present and future
The dreams and dramas
We shared over the years

When you closed your eyes
I lost my vision
When you lost your ears
I lost my hearing
When you lost your brain
I lost my reasoning
The eyes that do not see you
The ears which do not hear you
The senses which do not feel you
Of what use are these?

Now I understand
What it means being truly orphaned
Losing both the earth and sky
In between which I have been all along
I am up against reality
None in front none in the back
None to my right none to the left
Life is silently walking on fire

If you can see
See in your absence how
Sad and pathetic life is
How poor I have come
In few hours
I have become the most
Unfortunate man on earth
A begar in fact

I am speechless
The poor navigator
In the boisterous sea
Silently watching the boat
Sinking in the deep-sea
And I am going deep down
In the dark abyss.

Never thought of a life without you
How to reconcile to the reality
That you are no more
No more with my smile and tears
Happiness and sorrow
You are in my heart
But I am miles away from you
Tell me! how can I bridge up the gap
And come near?

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

4 thoughts on “My Mother-1

  1. Pushmaotee Subrun

    The void caused by the irreplaceacle one incessantly reminding us of her unconditional love, causes the agony of her demise to be too intense to be put in words… the poem is no doubt a heart rending one!

  2. amitapaul

    This poem is a moving tribute to the love of a mother and a searing expression of intense grief
    It is hard to hold back tears while reading it


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