The Immortal ‘I’



The unknown and infinite
that precedes and succeeds
the known and finite
is as real as the present, we live in.
I never feel
there was a time
when I was not,
there will ever be a time
when I will not be.
Despite repeated attempts, I failed to die,
failed miserably to annihilate me.
I have felt my body dying,
seen people around me crying
and taking me to the funeral pyre,
the physical body burning into ashes,
merging with its sources,
earth, air, water, fire and space.
When everything seems exhausted and consumed by time, when people say I am dead
I feel me, my existence the same way as I was feeling before, vibrant, full of life and consciousness.
I feel as if I am the immortal ‘l’
beyond space, causation and time.
It seems as if nothing has happened
I don’t see death
but life undergoing changes and transformations everywhere,
whatever I see and what lies beyond my vision and perception.
I witness the whole process,
the drama of evolution and involution,
birth, growth, death and rebirth as separate states of the cosmic consciousness,
as a separate entity beyond body and mind.

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,

3 thoughts on “The Immortal ‘I’

  1. amitapaul

    The poet describes his philosophy of life in this poem . It carries a statement of eternal wisdom passed on through generations in Eastern Philosophy and Spirituality

  2. suzette portes san jose

    It is body and soul that lives in this world…the soul never dies and brings forth the trans into another dimention of living …the spiritual “i” in the home with the creator…


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