In Search of Peace Amid Chaos

Dr Ranbir LaishramAmid the chaos outside,Fully aware of the world outside,But my mind displacedMy inner self dwells in a bubble,Deep inside my own world,A self - made cocoon,It's millieu unpolluted.Is it the only way to get solace and peace ?In times of u..

The Good Old Days

Dr Ranbir LaishramI wandered in time, Till I found myself playing hockey With my friends at the village Playground after school hours. Twas then that I found myself in the best of spirit and strength.The hockey stick was a uniquely curvedBamboo shoot..

Awakening call to our hon’ble leaders bewildered

M SushilkumarIs this the reason, this the sceneThese tensions and turmoil.That will replace our peaceful co-existenceThis tearful gloom for that hearty smilesThis breathlessness and the restlessness for that cheerful soundnessThese mournful gatherings for..

History - A New Perspective

Dr Ranbir  LaishramEvery creation in the Universe is a historyEvery soul on this earth has a history behind him Also his present doings will become a history, a moment later.Some store his invaluable life experiences,Deep inside his immortal spirit,T..

Comfort Zone and Days of Yore

Dr Ranbir LaishramLooking back the days of yore,Where - Amidst a fulfilling life,Greeneries and adequacy all around,Peace and harmony among natives,We all dwelled in a world of simplicity,Under the care and guidance of the elders,Secure and pleasant;A lif..

Mother to all

Leishemba LoushambamMother to me;Mother to other 8’ billions.From grassy plains to Blue skies;Over the hills, Down the oceans.As sons and daughter of you, dearest;We, as together acquisitively reside on your lap.Ah! How merciless your children are!E..

An Ode to my House

YojnaI have a house in Dong busty Peshok tea gardenWe used to grow tea, oranges, cardamom, vegetables and spicesWe lived with two cows, one pig, many hens and a dog named BuluOccasionally wild boars and monkeys used to visit.Our house faced north towards ..

Embracing Chaos in the Jewelled Land

Dr  Ranbir LaishramA tiny speck on the globe,With a meagre land mass, Guarded by nine mountain ranges,A home to varied ethnic groups,There in the 'Jewelled Land', Every soul is seeking,Justice,peace and harmony;Order in an organised chaos.Amid claims..

Spring is Here in My Farm House

Dr Ranbir LaishramThe frosty wintertime has gone by,No more morning dense fog and cloudy mind,Cold breeze no longer touches my face,With the arrival of 'Cheiraoba Festival',The sweet Spring is here in my farm house.Spring is a time of wonder,When the spri..

Fierce tale of Winter

Shahnaz IslamI bring your scent home tonightTucked into the folds of my odhniLeaving my fragrance inside your heartEmanating sweet nectarA whirlwind in madnessWild winds in the wildernessChimes of twinkling starsFew burnt weedsChaos of dark woodsAn evenin..

Shower's Power

M Minakshi DeviIn a cloudy night, laid I burdened by life's strife,Sought I a slight respite from my mental blight.Then, a sound met my ears with a melodious might,When a balmy bird came to my sight.Its hymn hiked my spirit to a high height,That begot a b..

Freedom in Life's Journey

Laishram Ranbir SinghIn the vast ocean of life,Unaware of its ever-expandingDepth, breadth, and purpose,We all sail through the voyage.On some days the sea is stormy,Other times, it is calm and life is beautiful.Often,in the course of life,I look back on ..


M Minakshi DeviAfter  days of building a castle in the air for a downpour,The miles of unrelenting blue seemingly ashy now.Clouds billow towards us  pushing through the bucolic and town,Unexpectedly as if some miracles on the earth are to be bro..


Shahnaz Islamme, I’m drowningDrowning to the bottomDown and deeper....Like an anchorCome you better hold me now by the shorethe store once celebrated our life merrily.Strings are not attached between us.I know..Ah! Pain or pearls found in the sea-be..


M Minakshi DeviIn the drying sand on the firing landWhere the rays of the Sun,Makes everything crumble and burn.The forest is ripped and dull.There are butterflies around wilted flowersThat has ripped wings and  downturned colours.The sickly thin cat..

Ballad For Gloom

Adison MoirangthemGod please help me.It’s my SOS call.Wouldn’t you hear my words?Send me a saviour of my life.Deep inside the bottom of a strong whirlpool,life of mine is in extreme danger.The quagmire of life pulls down every step.Love to see..

Pole Star

M Minakshi DeviFor a long drive at dusk, whenever I ride a top- less car,Search I across the sky for a stable star twinkling afar,Me to lead as an ardent guiding star.Choose I the Pole Star, me to gently guide.For, living me and the night- sky it never hi..


YashimaNot once have we slept with an empty stomach,Not once have we walked barefoot,Even when there isn’t a penny left,And all the troubles, right and left,They haven’t had any complaints,hiding away the pain behind scoresand scores of smiles..

Owner of Translucent Umbrella

M Minakshi DeviStrolled I restlessly outside a random cafe,Whilst the hazy sky looked seemingly fine,Though I could envision a light shower.Yet, in forbearance, I wisely chose to wait.The air stirred soon later quite like a mad mammoth,The clouds then loo..

Strength within pain

M Minakshi DeviA vibrant soul, with a voice like a dove,A rosy glow that radiates from her face to the Globe.Her words like a melody, her laughter like a tune,She brings joy to all around, under the Sun or Moon.Behind closed doors, but,  a different ..

The Wrath of God

Ningthemba ChingsubamFar from this waterlogged villageIn the middle of the man-made lakeThe belfry steeple stood, emergedPointing high up into the clouds.It seems to narrate an untold storyOf the village, submerged under water.God made the villageBut man ..

When I die

Nongmaithem KherodaWhen I dieTake me into the deep woodsLay me down nakedSo that I can feel the soft grassesCover me with the blanket of soilAnd leave me aloneSet me free from your chaotic "society"And I shall be sleeping peacefullyTo the forest's lullaby..


Chiliyana ChingakhamAnd one day he said “I am not happy”.She asked in her soft tone what was the matter?With despondency he replied“I am not happy with you anymore”.She winced, with aghast to his reply.Poor fool, little did he know..

The Village Playground

Bahena OkramClang! Clang! Clang!The school bell went...As the clock struck three,Came the joyful facesWith whistles and laughterOf the much- awaited freedomLike flocks of sheeps in a ranch.Threw the tattered satchels to bed,Took a morsel off the steel pla..

The New Year Resolution

Dr Ranbir LaishramFirecrackers and beating of drums everywhere,As the clock struck midnightOn the last day of the year 2022,Awakened by the sound of my dog barkingOn a chilly winter night,I woke up thinking of the new year's  resolutionThat lay befor..

The Buck Stops Here

Shahnaz IslamThe moon is fucked up too.Because she could not shimmer more.But only reflected a glimmer ofThe burning essence of the Sun.She can only choose to glareA figment of his incandescent flare.Now the day gloomsAnd the light grows dimShe bares her ..

Happy New Year 2023

M Minakshi DeviThe night of departing year is coming to an end,It's the time for ebullient assemblage with family and friends.As we sip on Dulcet drinks, a pain sits inThat from we can't refrain,To bid adieu to a sweet-year which will not return again.Wit..

Listen to the wind

Dr Bahena OkramOh weary seafarer! What ails you than the sea deeper?Those furrows above your eyebrowsConcealing a tale of unknown sorrow. The sea vast and uncertain, With the fury of gales unchained, And tides like never - ending walls, The seagulls are t..

Merry Christmas

M Minakshi DeviAsleep in deep I, cracker's sound at midnight opened my eyes.Listened a thrilling tone, so familiar- Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell.Echoed that, today is Merry Christmas day.Slipped I back into childhood days, for an angelic story to tell.Recalle..

The beast inside

Adison MoirangthemMen have now shielded with Knight’s armour.Once shed tears of blood,when caught in the quagmire of poverty.Made everyone smile with a hopeby their philanthropic.But worsen by their sugar coated humanity.No one knows first, later re..

Silence, deadening silence

Sanasam PratibimbAnd he knew he will die,I also knew he will not live long,Together we sat looking at the bamboo Grove,As the song of "Ram Teri......G M' swept,Over the bamboo ,from Mike.We didn't speak,The silence speaks all,And now the silence,The bambo..

Buried Deep

M Minakshi DeviOne say” Your comfort was my care”.Others say “ My love was your trust”.But ,now they all stand and weep,As we are being buried deep.Both our hearts have stopped,neither one of them beat,Side-by-side lay our motionle..

Committed Candle

M Minakshi DeviCalmly  burns the candle.Stare I at her flickering flame delightfully dance,Lits up she dark sites, brilliance to arise around,An enlightening light to lives stay in surrounds.Ponder I, how a lighted dying soulGlow so in glee in a dark..

Immortal Gallows

M Minakshi DeviThe knot of the noose feels a bit too tight.Seems all what I faced was worth the fight.My soul shall be laden,blood oozing out of folds.With every passing second,breath difficult to hold.I'd not have succumbed to the wrath of my deed.Know t..

Two lives

Rahul KhangembamTo faces to see and behold,Two lips to call or speak,Two hands to take and giveTwo hearts for good and evil.But life is short and sweetTo be born and die,So don’t waste your life,Living for self or gain,God gives us the two choicesHe..

Love's Twist

Sanasam PratibimbIn this beautiful red rose,I can see your feelings,Particularly the heart that throbsFor me ,once upon a time.Now longer your love,Flows to me as your lover,As by fate,you belong to someone,Much more elegant than me,I want to cease my lov..


M Minakshi DeviA banshee plays a single song on a dusty piano stored for long,Within the deserted attic she rests in gloom and spends.She mutters over and over that they must repent.Her wails shook the haunted house from the base to the broken crown.Her f..

The poet in me

M Minakshi DeviOften write I whenever at me a hurdle is hurled,Mysterious experience mine I share with the world.I let my ship of creativity smoothly sails,Though lacks it so much depictive details.On purpose this I do to beget that interpreted.Reach out ..

A moment in the era of pandemic

M Minakshi DeviI stood by the blue tinted WindowOf the Covid care ward.Assuming what life after this will be like?An experience of a kind - Candid sunlight,Elucidating the air, flower ruffling breeze.Maze of cottony  clouds sweeping through the roofT..

For sake of him

Shahnaz IslamNothing is worth describing.You fail to inscribe it in words.No soul on earth can understand. The turbulence within.He pretends to understand, but he will never.Except for a part of you,Known by your bedsheet, your pillowcase the door banging..

The lost idea

Sanasam PratibimbI woke up this morning ,Trying to remember the idea,I thought in my dream last night;But nay,I hadn't the faintest ideaAbout it,now that I am awake .Oh! Where had my idea gone?I haven't the faintest idea,But it was such a beautiful idea;I..

Wife's promise

M Minakshi DeviShe was biding a warm goodbye to her husbandThough she was in great pain within herself.Last night everyone was fast asleep in peace.But, she was all eyes wide open thinking of her dear,Worried about him though she knewThat parting time was..

Loving Her

M Minakshi DeviLoving her is like  being patient in a war,Calming an anxious heart in thunderclap.Loving her is embracing in lighted loneliness,As loyally as I can, within  my bars.Loving her is memory out of the longing  memories,Alike Wis..

I swear

Depiya ThoudamI swear, I used to ownA big castle of dreamsOne of the biggest and finestA girl could ever imaginedEverything so bright and beautifulThe scent of Happiness and joySpreads in every roomIf you ask me now,Where is the Castle?Silence would be my..

A kind of feeling

Shahnaz Islam Feelings are just feelingsHere I can’t hide thoughAnd it is even ain’t foreverBut nurturing a kind of feelingBe chime the melody of loveFeelings are just feelingsHere I won’t regret to reciteBefore perishing forever arrives..


Malemnganbi NaoremI do not know about you: everyone has a storyBut every poem of mine conceals a heartbreakHeartbreaks that have made me what I am today, a psychotic nerdRaised by hand as Pip was, beaten, abused, tortured since childhoodTill this very mom..

Ferry to Ganges

M Minakshi DeviOh ferryman, benevolentferryman,In which direction are youheading your boat?Are you floating towards theHoly Ganges? May I hop on?I seek to feel its serendipityand divinity,Its crisp zephyr aloft its colossal surface,The water that will car..

A Phenomenally Him

Shahnaz IslamWe are found in bits and piecesWe are fought in urges and vowsAnd fucked in a phenomenally consciousThen we don’t live to us under loveThen we don’t breathe to ours in lustAnd fucked in a phenomenally chanceSome days were sake of ..


M Minakshi DeviAs I lie awake on a sleepless night,Thoughts of future makes me fright.As I look towards the moon white and bright,An albescent beam soothes my sight.While I close my eyes trying to sleep again,Memories of a dear one gives me bitter pain.As..


Shahnaz IslamThe way I feelYou, it’s all about youRomancing and talksLove and vowsFights and desiresI can never feel same with that someone’cause it’s all about usOnly about you and me or me and youI carved your name in my chestI did for..