Of What Use


How long i am here in this world
of fading love and changing colours?
how long i am here in this world
of ceaseless desires and unending glamour?

Of what use a beautiful house
a caring wife and flourishing kids
when everything so transient and unreal

Of what use pelf and power
plenty and affluence, science and religion
when i do not know the reason for why i am here?
who am i, from where i come
to where i ultimately go?

Of what use all these appreciation, recognition laurels and accolades
when everything is for a period
either they will say me goodbye
or i will one day or other

Of what use my knowledge and education
when i do not know me and my identity
if death is the end of life
why life here?
if nothing is for my possession and nothing is mine why i am here?
let me think
and look within and beyond this world
of spellbinding grandeur
to know the real me a bit more

copyright@smrutiranjan 14.12.2017

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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 atunispoetry.com, our poetry archive, GloMag etc., Poem hunter.com, Destiny poets, Different truths, YouTube.com.etc Website-smrutiweb.wordpress.com

3 thoughts on “Of What Use

  1. amitapaul

    The poet questions and invites counter questions : Why must everything have a use ? Why must everything be permanent ? Why cannot impermanence be useful and meaningful ? Why must everything mean something else ? Why should not living life to the best of one’s ability not be a worthy goal in itself ?


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