Nothing to Complain

SOMETHING I LOOK AT-142
BY, -SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

     NOTHING TO COMPLAIN

Lying on a block of ice
Waiting for you since long
The earth below is sinking
The sky over is withering
But my son! no sign of you arriving
Know not how long I am to silently endure
Death and its disgraceful grace
How long I am to wait
To have a glimpse of you,
The heart of my heart
With whom I could not live my life
Through whom I will live my death

My son!
Come quickly
If not for you, for me at lest
They are speaking ill of you
I can tolerate everything
But anything against you
How can I tolerate,
Bear and digest?

All along
You were on that side of the river
And I am this side
Never tried to measure the distance
Always saw the sea
Felt it’s hidden depth
The cool breeze that connected you and me
But long since
I could neither see the sea
Nor fathom it’s depth
And feel the cool breeze blowing in between

Come, my son!
Touch me, my body and mind,
Feelings and emotions
For the last time feel me with all your love
Before I become your dead past
And you a beggar, begging for an ounce of love
On the lonely corridor of life

In life, I could not be yours
Let my death bring you closer
Make you understand relationship,
Love and life better
My son! I will not die thousand deaths
I expect this much from you
If not life, respect my death
Those thousand lips speaking ill of you
Just too much to endure
Stop them
I have no answer to their thousand queries
My son! I will not die once again
Live my death with all your love in the heart
And tears of the whole life
Rolling down the cheeks
Silently telling
How badly you missed it.

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty©
8.11.2019
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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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