Till the heart beats

A LOOK AT LIFE-83
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

  TILL THE HEART BEATS

Till the heart beats
Air comes in and goes out
Blood flows
In the veins and arteries
My Lord!
Let my mind and will,
Intellect and reasoning,
Feelings, emotions, and possessions
Which are all yours
Be at your lotus feet.

Until my memory betrays me
My reasoning leaves me
Till I forget
You are my father
I am your child
Let this body and mind
Be at your feet

My father!
If my love and longing for you
Is true and genuine
Never let time
Dispossess me of my only possession
You and your love
Snatch away the smile on my lips
Snatch my memory and reasoning
Compel me to forget you
To grope in unlimited darkness
And leave this world
When you are not in view

Take me in your lap
When I am fully conscious
Looking at you
Listening to your voice
Talking to you the way
I have been talking to you
Over the years

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty©
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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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