Monday, January 1, 2018




Nothing like love
if you have it
the whole word is yours
if you do not
just a beggar you are

It introduces you
to yourself
takes you to the source
from where you have come
to where ultimately you go

It makes your more complete
and true to yourself
brings you closer to the real you
which infact you are
nothing but love and pure love

It let you forget
the make belief differences
you always  find and guard
between you and others
it takes you to that state of mind
where you closely identify yourself
with others and become one with them

It makes you realise how futile it is to
nurture negative emotions
by having it you only harm yourself
in another way like someone
relishing its own blood for a moment

By loving others you only love yourself
by hating others you only hate yourself
a lover knows what love is all about
it takes you to that blissful state of mind
it gives you that ecstasy
and unalloyed pleasure which the whole world
with all its affluence, beauty and
splendour can hardly fathom
copyright@smrutiranjan 2.11.2017


Solely concerned
we are with our own suvival
hardly think others who coexist
with us have life of their own
the worst victims of our selfishness
and misadventure here

We lament
our own survival is at stake
existence in jeopardy
with global warming,
environmental pollution and attitude of man
putting a serious question mark
as to whether there will be any life on earth

So obsessed we are with our own survival
hardly pay any attention to
the environment that nourishes us
the culture that sustains life on earth

Man being the most clever and
assertive animal on earth has deprived
others of their due
endowed on them by the almighty
and made a mockery of their life
how many of us accept the
truth that this beautiful earth is
as much ours as it is theirs

There is a limit to exploitation
a limit to the theory of survival of
the fittest, beyond a limit non will
survive and the fittest will
succumb to the ire of nature

Time to rethink and reorient ourself
time to internalise our cultue
that stands for love and reciprocation
spirit of tolerance, compromise
and peaceful coexistence

Let 'live and let live' be the motto
or else we only we will be
held responsible for the complete
annihilation of life on this beautiful earth
copyright@smrutiranjan 29.9.2017


The society
in which i was born
the way i was groomed and socialised
to look at the world
made me what i am
a machine which confirms
to the values
of the larger society

All along i am taught and schooled
to look at the world
behave, interact and interprete
in a way
defined by the society
to which i belong

With hands and legs
mind and conscience
deeply bound
i am to live a life
far away from me
chained emotion, chained love
caged smile, caged feeling and tear
patterned behaviour, patterned interaction
i am supposed to love
live and endure

When i first looked at the world
through my own eyes
I felt it was not my eyes
through which
i was looking at
but through a pair of glasses
thickly coloured
by the norms and values of the society
i never saw the world as it was
but the way i was made to look it at

The values I inculcated stood in the way
and blurred my vision
since birth I am in chains
chained in a golden chain
the dos and don'ts
sacred and profane of the society
to which i belong


SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY, son of Raj Kishore and Shantilata Mohanty, born at Padmapur, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha on 1.1.1963 is a multi lingual poet of international repute. His writings include essays, short stories, poems and novels. Working as Finance Officer in Govt of Odisha, he writes   extensively on life, its beauty and intricacies which are widely popular across the world.

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