Wasted for nothing


Still thinking about the time
the precious time
I wasted for nothing.
Thinking about them
once close to me
now nowhere near the horizon.

Thinking about my loved ones
who took the juice of my life
to whom now I mean nothing.
Silently brooding over
the relationships I cultivated
that never stood the test of time.

Thinking about the moments
I lost to satisfy a few
for whom I squandered health, wealth and time
who ran away
at the first opportunity.
Time mocks at me
I miserably failed to make sense of it

One by one
they moved away
leaving me to think about time
which was once mine.
Life laughs at me
at my miserable plight
the abyss where I am in

I often ask me
where I erred.
“You never valued yourself at any point
never cared for the moments
that came your way”
is the answer of time
to my poignant tragedy.

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

2 thoughts on “Wasted for nothing

  1. amitapaul

    A poem that drips with a sense of loss , sadness and regret in every word, and reminds one of the saddest phrase in any language : too late !


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