Time spares none



Forget not!
Time spares none
Neither it has spared me
Nor it will spare you
You may have to go through
The same process
Now I am going through
The same old age
Helplessness and compulsion.
Not that easy
To keep oneself in another’s situation
And experience his predicament
And pangs of sorrow

One hardly feels
In between youth and old age
How time flies
I could not feel it
You may not
It seems
As if it was yesterday
When I was in my teens
In the full bloom of youth
When you were in your mother’s lap
In one fine morning
I woke up
To find myself old and unwanted
In the ashtray
Burning my last wishes into ashes
Like a leftover cigarette
With nothing to look forward
I am looking back
To the glorious days of past
Help me to bear my present
To carry me to a dignified end

Take care of yourself
Take care of your attitude
Before it is too late
Before it becomes the cause of
Someone’s grief and agony.
Before you make a hell of someone’s life
Never forget you have yours to live
Who knows your undoing may
Chase you all along and
Return back with renewed vigour?

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

3 thoughts on “Time spares none

  1. Pushmaotee Subrun

    Take care of yourself
    Take care of your attitude
    Before it is too late
    Before it becomes the cause of
    Someone’s grief and agony. …a superb write!


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