How Can I

How can I treasure,

A sea with a drop,

How can I measure,

A building, sitting on the top,


How can I judge,

A soul with his few deeds,

How can I leave grudge,

Believing onto all the feeds,


How can I trust,

A heart, based on my ears and eyes,

How can I calculate the pain,

Listening anew sighs,


How can I erase your tears,

Without diving into its intensity,

How can you say “I love you”,

Without spending together an eternity,


How can I walk away,

Off you, based on few moments,

How can I assure you life,

Without correcting your dormants,


How can I weep,

Knowing a little truth out of whole,

How can I sleep,

Closing eyes, yet with missing goal,


How can I dance,

To a note, out of whole song,

How can I sing,

An alphabet, wouldn’t it be wrong?


How can I erase,

The feelings, which I never generated,

How can I live happily,

Showcasing smiles, hollow and poorly cemented


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About DiwakarMe

Diwakar Pokhriyal is a writer by passion. He has written 10 poetry books and 1 short story collection which is published. He has been a part of 64 anthologies/magazines with writers around the world. His works are also included in various websites. He is also a part of "Limca Book of Records - 2015" as he participated in "Synthesis - The First book on duet poetry". He has won “Poiesis Award for Excellence in Literature-2014” for his short story. With a touch of music in him, he is also a member of the GRV Band as a rhythm guitarist and songwriter. The songs can be enjoyed on You tube channel of GRV Band.

8 thoughts on “How Can I

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    the narrative voice of ,” How can I ” has the characteristics and integrity of a spiritual ” Mea Culpa “. The repeated refrain imbues the poem’s narrative at times with a rigourous and searing self-examination

  2. Louis Kasatkin

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for January 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . January’s Poem of the Month is..” Calcutta Confessions ” – Mukherjee Twish. Highly Commended ( tabulated in alphabetical order) are…*”Astrakhan Collars” – Gina McKnight ; “Awakenings” – Elizabeth Castillo ; “Beautiful Night” – Gopal Lahiri ; ” Could do better” – Steve Keates ; “Far away friend” – Iulia Gherghei ; “From the bedside of the sick” – Sunil Sharma ; “How can I” – Diwakar Pokhriyal ; “Moonflies on my skin” – Reena Prasad ; “Rainbow surfing” – Rahul Aithal ; ” Stand still ” – Sharon Elizabeth Walker ; “This is life” – Nalini Srivastava ; ” Unidentified Voice” – Prakash Dhamala

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