A LOOK AT LIFE-65
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY
LIFE THY NAME IS
Madness is life
Unless you are mad
How can you live life
How can you live with an unacceptable present,
Inglorious past, an uncertain future,
On terms and conditions which are not your own.
So difficult to endure life
Unless you are after something,
An individual, a set of values, a pursuit,
Art, music, dance, acting, painting,
Reading, writing, prose, poetry or storytelling.
How difficult to live those long days and nights
Unless you are after a feeling,
Love, hatred, ego, jealousy,
Pride, greed, anger and vanity.
Life becomes a long dream
Devoid of colour and flavour
Unless you run mad after
A craving, an ambition, a desire genuine,
An object of beauty, an ocean, meadows,
Mountains, a beautiful man or woman.
Unless you come under a spell of madness
You never enjoy life
You just live it without passion
Like a machine on duty.
Baring a few rationals
Most live and enjoy life
Baring a few
All are mad to an extent
Only the degree of madness varies
Only one has to ensure
His madness does not come in between others
Coz it is always subject to
Law, decency and morality
And ratification by one’s own conscience.
Smruti Ranjan Moganty©