Waiting for a better tomorrow

A LOOK AT LIFE-96
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

WAITING FOR A BETTER TOMORROW

You are the soldier
You are the general
The battle is yours
So also victory and defeat
Means and end
The end is to come out of
The unacceptable present
With the coronavirus searching for
Human flesh In streets and lanes
The end is a better tomorrow
When the fear of coronavirus will be no more
The means is to stay home
Reduce your needs to the minimum
Live with whatever available
And never cry for more

Forget not
Our system has limits
If we stretch it beyond
It will collapse
When the system will collapse
We will be nowhere
It is our sacred duty to see that
Our system does not come under stress
Let us be with our system
Whatever may be the situation
Listen to its voice
For the sake of ourselves, our state,
Country and humanity
We have to stay inside

When survival is at stake
Nothing, absolutely nothing matters
You are to remain alive and let others
If you love yourself, love your family
Your father, mother and grandfather
And the world around
Never go outside, be with your loved ones
Let the coronavirus
Starve In our lonely streets
Struggle for its survival in deserted lanes
And die without getting human cells to prey
We can live with
A minimum of food and other amenities
But we will not allow coronavirus to feed on us
We can not meekly surrender
To a virus
We are made for bigger things
With the victory and defeat
In our hands
Let us stay inside and patiently wait
For that glorious tomorrow
When we will come out from our quarantine
And self-imposed exile
An exile from all that mattered till now
To bask under the golden sun

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 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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