Thursday, November 1, 2018





True is that thread of love
true are those captivating moments
true is that fascinating world
true is that early childhood
for which one can live and die

True is that mother's womb
that gave birth to all of us
true is that lovely sister
who only loved and loved
never expecting anything in reciprocation
true are those hands
that picked my fingers
and taught me
how to walk on the thorny path of life
and make it to the top

True are the disasters
we encountered
true are the catastrophes
we witnessed
true is the way you fought
stood rock solid
and safely brought us ashore

True is the sweetest of relationship
we had
and the nicest of moments
we shared
true is the manner in which
we fought and encountered
the ups and downs of life
and came out with flying colours

The most beautiful thing
that can happen to a man
is a woman
who in all her forms
fulfils and completes a man
true that the cutest of relationship
one can ever have is with a sister
a perfect companion and a true guide
whose only concern is her brother's wellbeing

true is that
a brother is never too old
to have the hands of a sister
on his head and
he is never big enough
to miss that delicate touch
and the thread of love
which binds for a lifetime
one with the other
copyright@smruti ranjan 28.8.2015



loyalty to what and whom?
to an individual
who does not understand  its meaning
to a relationship
that stands on permanent interests and hypocrisy
to an idea
that misguides and takes one to the brink of a calamity
or to something else?

when loyalty makes one blind to the reality
when based on negative reasons and unscientific reasoning,  how hazardous it is, instead of fulfilling, it kills the man within

in  roles and relationships man lives
remaining true and doing justice to one's roles, individuals, relationships and values in thoughts, words and deeds
is what define loyalty

it is never a blind commitment to naked self-interests, dogmas, superstitions and the forces and beliefs, attitudes and endeavours that is against truth and justice
man and humanity

responding to the larger society
its needs and values, collective  conscience and betterment of humanity
is what mean loyalty
to remain loyal to others
you are to be loyal to yourself
to the man within, to your inner voice
the values you inculcated
the more you are loyal to yourself
the more you are loyal to the rest
to truth, love, peace and brotherhood
when you are true and loyal to your conscience, you make others loyal and become a better man

people and ideologies will come and go, relationships are cultivated, institutions  grow and decline, but one's loyalty is beyond these, always to the betterment of humanity

loyalty to an individual, to an institution, towards an ideology, man and his whims and caprices irrespective of the goals they strive, means they adopt, which your inner you never accept is but disloyalty to man and the society
let your loyalty be full and complete
to your love and relationships, ideas and idols  and anything you consider true and genuine

loyalty lies in listening to the voice of humanity,  in a commitment to ideas, endeavours and relationships that is an integral part of man and his development,
always in tune with decency and morality, law of the land and betterment of society



oh my near and dear!
don't stretch my life
beyond nature's favour
when death is a certainty
why are you so reluctant
to accept the reality?
when hours and days are numbered
of what use adding a few more?

my body never listens to what i say
my mind is not with me, somewhere else
i am not the same i was
the battle is over, yet to fight the war
how long you will stretch my life and what for?
is a body having very little in it
going to serve you and your purpose anymore?

don't drag me to the icu
i don't want to languish in pain
waiting for a death so difficult to come by
i lived life to the full
let me live my last days as i wish
with all that i loved and lived with
in open air and bright sunlight
let me take my last breath
in the midst of kith and kin
take the last few steps
slowly and silently and feel the moment
that stands between  life and death

don't put me on a ventilator
i never want to lie motionless
enduring all the pain that comes my way
silently  suffering with none of my friends
hands and legs, eyes and ears to stand by

imagine life on life supports
how horrible it is with organs after organs
failing leaving me to witness my trusted friends dying one by one making me the sole survivor to endure the pain and agony
with a few drops of tears oozing out of my eyes

my dear!
death is a peaceful transition from
one state of consciousness to another
our ignorance, desire and attempt to stretch it make it unnatural,
unbearable, sad and pathetic.
if you love me, let me die as such
with the cool breeze and bright sunshine drenching the whole of me
let me bid farewell
to my beautiful  world where i was loved and betrayed, smiled and cried, lived the whole of my life in hope and despair
©smrutiranjan 14.9.2018


SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY, 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, 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 etc. Poems are also featured in online magazines like, our poetry archive, GloMag etc. and in

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