Thy Name Is

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©

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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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