Let us live death



Nobody knows
How the future is.
If there is any tomorrow at all
Nobody knows how it will be.
Nobody knows
Who will die when.
When the call is on and
When one becomes part of yesterday

Nothing is more certain
Then the uncertainty of life
Nothing is as true
As one’s poignant departure
From the main theatre
Nothing as deceptive as life
The pathetic reality
One has to go through

Is it not strange
We love life and live it
Without knowing what death is?
The saddest thing that can happen to anyone
Is to fall in love with something which is not his
Knowing well
Nothing here is for one’s possession
Ono goes on accumulating
Nurtures negative emotion
And squanders time for nothing
The most precious and limited resource
Available to him.

Wise and prudent
To accept the reality
Life is only for a while
None is an exception
Even the life of earth, sun and moon
Are not beyond time
Instead of making it a sad reality
Let us live it the full
Let it be a feast, a joy infinite
The way the sun shines and fades to shine again
And relishes everything that comes its way
Life is transitory
But it is the gateway
To the heaven of knowledge, wisdom and bliss
Let us sing the glory of life
Like a bulbul in a desert.
Let us celebrate the victory of life
While on a voyage towards death
Let us try to understand
The chemistry of death, Its language
Before it reaches us
Let us reach it with a smile on our lips
For a change let us live death
While still alive and know what death is

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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