A Look At Life


If you believe in God,
Have faith in Him,
You do not have a problem.
You accept everything as Thy mercy
Without doubting His integrity.
For Him you are here
For Him your family, friends
And all that you value the most.
It is His grace
Never claim it as a matter of right
God will take care of everything.
You will find His grace and will
In what people say your bad days
And reconcile to it with a smile on your lips

What is good and bad,
You do not know.
Your vision and perception are limited.
You know not what lies beyond.
How can you say
A situation is good or bad
When you do not know its outcome.
Your God knows it better.
Leave it to Him.
He is your destiny, means and end
Your cherished object and fulfilment

If you do not believe in God,
Be your own God
And see the universe
As an expansion of yours.
You are for yourself
So also for others
When you expand
You become the Whole
When you contract
You become a solitary individual
Struggling for existence.
There is no reason
Why a drop of water can not visualise
Itself as the ocean.

If you do not believe in God,
There is no problem,
If you realise your essential nature.
You live in a thousand bodies,
Die and born every moment.
You are everywhere
Your smile and tears,
Happiness and sorrow,
Agony and ecstasy are but the same.
You eat in thousand mouths
Speak in thousand voices
You are Krishna and Sakuni
Bhima, Draupadi and Dusasan
Karna and Arjuna
Bhisma and Aswathama
Dhritarastra, Bidur and the beheaded Belalasen
You are the vanquished Duryodhan
And victor Yudhistira
You are the tears and smile
The wound bleeding perpetually
You enjoy and endure all these dispassionately
Without being involved in it
You are truth, bliss and absolute
You have noting to do,
Nothing to accomplish
Only to realise
Who you are actually

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

2 thoughts on “A Look At Life

  1. Amita Paul

    A fine philosophic analysis of the nature of self and God with persuasive arguments
    However the use of the word Thy ( second person ) for God in one place when God is addressed as He ( ( third person singular ) in the rest of the poem could be reconsidered


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