The Journey-4


With the sun, shower and winter overhead
I walk along the thorny and lonely path
Carrying a heavy load on my back
Life probably means nothing
but load and walk, pain and gain
And I am born to ensure it again and again
The pathway lengthens, weight inflates
In lateral inversion falling and rising,
Leaning , jerking and arousing
I run and run breathlessly ;
Dreams drift away
Unbearable aches repay
Tear filled eyes ,physic and mind,
Tired body seeks to rewind
A handful of shade
And eyes get closed when cool breeze beheads.
Forgetting all and everything I dream again
How beautiful life is shaken !

Endless is the journey so does distasteful dullness ;
The road never ends
Never ends the walk
In the midst of pain, I dream again
Handful of earth and sky
I feel as if I am a big nothing
In quest of life, its definition
Within the ambit of pain and pleasure
Dreaming and enduring

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

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