He is a man doing many roles and
so many persons he is,
a son, a father, a brother,
husband and what not.
Doing justice to all the roles is
what he needs

Full of masculine virility,
he toils hard and fights against all odds
to make his family happy,
conquers the whole world for the woman
he loves, the kids he rears
and the family he bears,
but without a bit of feminine tenderness
how incomplete he is?

Under sun and shower, he works,
reduces himself to a beast of burden,
never after his own comfort,
gives everything he has to those
he thinks him own,
can live and die for the woman he loves,
the ability of him few can question,
still, fewer can question his
commitment and purpose,
but questionable is his attitude towards life
and the woman he interacts with,
questionable is the way he looks at his woman,
the lady of his life.
Man is no man until and unless
he finds the woman in him
or else how solitary and poor he is

copyright@smrutiranjan 9.3.2017

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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,

4 thoughts on “Man

  1. amitapaul

    “ Pears of Showers “ failed to get deciphered. Masculine Virility being a prerequisite for hard work is again a mind – boggling idea . The point about a person who is stereotypically and aggressively male needing to recognise and bring out his feminine side is very well taken

  2. Jagdish Singh Ramana

    Strikes the cord of heart, great. Worth-quoting:”Man is no man until and unless
    he finds the woman in him
    or else how solitary and poor he is”


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