Tuesday, November 1, 2022



Defying Death


Once Yamraj came to me in my dreams.

I was shocked, “Was I dead?”

“No, no you still have time”, said he.

Can I defy death, I asked?

Yamraj became silent for a while

Then he laughed out loud in style.

“You can defy death if you celebrate life.

You can defy death if you fulfill your dreams.

No cribbing, no regret, only fruitful work.

You can defy death if you love with your heart.

Enjoy every moment, every happening in life

Try to solve problems, try to bring peace in strife”.


You Don’t Die…


You don’t die if there is love for you in the heart of others.

You don’t die if you have brought peace amongst brothers.

You don’t die if you have spread love all around.

You don’t die if for you others in happiness abound.

You don’t die if you have worked hard for any creation.

You don’t die if you have nurtured your next generation.

You don’t die if you have reached out to help.

You don’t die if you have cared for others, not only own self.

You don’t die if you have conserved Mother Earth’s resources.

You don’t die if you have stopped evil forces.

You don’t die if you have nurtured a sapling and planted a tree.

You don’t die if you help marine creatures survive in the sea.

You don’t die if you listen to pains of a friend and with her walk, a mile.

You don’t die if you can bring on a child’s face a smile.


Death, A Celebration


A fulfilled life, a life of joy.

Lap up every moment, like a treasured toy.

Dance and tap to a lovely tune.

This will make you happy soon.


Do what you want to do.

Be yourself! Don’t be in any other shoe.

Pour passion into all your work.

Do something new, different and stark.


When your death knell rings.

Let your praise all sing.

A complete life is a wonderful session.

Death then becomes a celebration.




Dr. PARAMITA MUKHERJEE MULLICK is a scientist transformed into a globally loved, award-winning poet.  Some of her poems have been translated into forty global languages. Paramita's ninth book was just released. She is the President and Initiator of the Mumbai Chapter of the Intercultural Poetry and Performance Library (IPPL) and also the Cultural Convenor and Literary Coordinator (West India) of the International Society for Intercultural Studies and Research (ISISAR). She has received many awards from Indian Concerns for her poems. Apart from these, Paramita has been blessed by the Gold Rose Award from Buenos Aires, Argentina for promotion of Literature and Culture in 2019 and she is one of the recipients of the Panorama International Literature Award 2022 from Greece.



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