Sunday, September 1, 2019




Tears make the strongest part of me
that carries away my pain and sorrow.
They touch me, fondle me
and sway away the hardest of me.

Tears make me go week in my knees
letting me thaw in the darkness.
Urging to inhale the dogma
creating the callous within.

Tears become my fambam that stays with me
in rain or shine shimmering its aroma.
Making clusters of droplets
sprinkling them as magical flakes.

Tears carry the burden of my emotions
deep inside the clusters of happiness
leaving behind the uncanny truth
hoping to bring back the reminiscence.

Tears make my soul unsullied
reaching far beyond the empyrean.
Collecting all the jewels in harmony
laying them in my lap forever.
© Mehak Gupta Grover
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The horrifying truth that shatters every heart
ceasing the harmony amongst the mass.
Why the word 'discrimination' haunts?
Still, race, religion, gender creates torrent
and flaunts?

Gender discrimination pours the life
out of the cocoon.
And makes it more viable for the
people to hamper and forlorn.

In a higgledy-piggledy way,
it shatters the hope and emotions
and snatches it away from the ever deeming gesticulation
the power of oneness and gratification.

It shatters every hope, still I hope
it vanishes the mere existence, still i exist
it tampers with the emotions, still I feel
it ponders upon the sway of rivalry, still I love.
© Mehak Gupta Grover
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A little kernel in the mother’s womb,
I lie sheltered in her protective amniotic fluid,
dreaming of a calm and joyous futurity.
 But, alas, I’m roused from sleep.
"I", yes I am a girl!
Let me acquaint myself-
I have the same flesh, same bones, same eyes, same nose.
I am also a human, is it?
Still, I have to feel the pain of being a girl!
Why am I considered feeble?
Why do the hoarding says- for old-aged, handicapped and WOMEN!
Why my own people are making me imbecile?
When it comes to morality, there is always one rule for me
and other for the antipode.
Do we actually enact what we say?
We talk about equality- do we follow it?
We talk about right and wrong- do we accept it?
We talk so much and implement so little.
So many questions rises in my head and makes me go weak at my knees.
Still, I am proud of myself.
I have succeeded in stepping up your ranks.
You said my gender would not let me achieve success.
You held me back, demotivated me. I thank you.
Your “wise words” made me try my hardest and today I am
an officer, a CEO, a Prime Minister, a boxer and even a wife and a mother.
And, let me promulgate, multitasking is not your cup of tea.
Today, I stand on the same podium as you,
that I can do everything and more than you can,
that I am the best thing that could ever have happened to you and this world.
Yes, I am a girl and I am proud of myself.
© Mehak Gupta Grover
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MEHAK GUPTA GROVER, is the author of three books - THE HUMANE QUEST(volume-1,2 &3), published by Authorspress, New Delhi. It is a QUEST for HUMANITY.  She has been bestowed with '100 Inspiring Authors of India' award in kolkata. She has also been honoured with the 'Women Of Influence 2019' award presented on women's day in New Delhi. Along with her books, her work has been published in various anthologies and she is recipient of various other prizes in poetry competitions as well. She is known for raising contemporary issues in the society. Just as there is freedom, there is a certain responsibility towards the same. To choose to do good and be good within the specified responsibilities, is freedom in action. 'The Humane Quest' is a humble attempt to create awareness against the evils of society and stimulate the strong Indian values which are lacking in the present times. Mehak Gupta Grover, LL.B

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