Is what life is


A smile
A petty wish
A little craving
A dream
A passion lovingly groomed
Is what life is.

A goal pursued
A desire nurtured
An ambition accomplished
A Moment with your love and
Waiting for that moment
Is what life is

A space to sand on
A handful of sky over
A memory to hang on
A past to lean upon
A present to live for
A future to look forward to
Is what life is.

A look at light in darkness
A smile in tears
A hope in despair and frustration
A will to move on against all odds
A desire to live and let live
Is what life is

Living beyond pair of opposites
Sorrow and happiness
Love and betrayal
Agony and ecstasy
Yesterday and tomorrow
Is what life is

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty©
29.12. 2021

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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, our poetry archive, GloMag etc., Poem, Destiny poets, Different truths,

2 thoughts on “Is what life is

  1. Santosh

    Yes , life is all these – a merging of opposites … A profound poem.

    A happy birthday to you Smruti Ranjan Mohanty and a happy new year too .


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