Poetry

The emptied

Shahnaz IslamThe emptiedIs this soul of mineDark and unprivilegedA ray of light, he is to beAlso he can be calmed beast,But to battle withinAgainst your own thoughtsIs nurturing a hurricaneAnd the fire in my eyes, Can destroy you and me...Then when stewed..

Thought

M Minakshi DeviMy mind hungers to create a story out of the ordinary,My fingers thirst to materialize the immersive scenes.Out of the frenetic day's monotony.I love to spot a kindle of fire in the dark,To write about the line where the shadow and the ligh..

Serendipity

M Minakshi DeviJust like how the Earth quenched her thirstWhilst the season's rain descends,As smooth as the running waterDown the glistening rock of the woods,As soothing as the ray of warmth in the spring,Was the birth of our feelings.Destiny looked dow..

Everyone is a thief

Depiya ThoudamBefore the close of dayPack all your belongingsMake sure they are homeI bet you never knowOnly the uncertain is certainSooner the better you knowEveryone is a thiefOnly the owner doesn’t stealThe wheels of thoughtsSteered by time and s..

First rain

Shahnaz IslamThrough my windowI gaze at those golden hazeDressed in pearl dewsEvery morning.And by noonI know I have been hungry like a wolfTo smell the first rain for prey.When touched the EarthDroplets danced and made loveLike a maiden fallen for her Cu..

Blight of Nature

M Minakshi DeviThe Earth’s crust that briskly burns,Thick toxic smog suffocates every lungs.Brown pasture unfurl o’er the lithYet hunger stricken critter relish,As sparks ignite all that we’ve lost.An explosion of oil spills,The black sl..

Musing

M Minakshi DeviAmbling by the rushing river ,Locking the hands of their hearts.Drawing closer to the Full Moon,Embarking the yarn of a new life.Unfurling blissful wishes onto the wavesThat reflect the blue with the hint of blush.Dancing in glee leaves afl..

The Fathomless Pain

Shahnaz IslamI feel it in my veins orJust like a cold blooded feet,I walk withWords you said onceLeft imprinted in my mind‘You’re the fathomless pain’Stained the skinI live with it or a reasonI can die forTo be found us,Called a moment f..

Remains

Shahnaz IslamHis walks over my wet cemeteryThe graveyard my homeHungry ghosts haunted him, way back to cityThe daylight mirage himHungry ghosts all returns,Covertly I adore,Remains of his touchAn imprint of his feet in my cemetery...

The savour of one desire

Shahnaz IslamHustle of trafficIn red and greenWith whirls of more motor horn andThe thrust radio in my carAll concealed and unfortunate but,In fierce search of oasis“why not play the recorder?”That someone saidAnd felt the rain...Tale of love ..

I the Earth

M Minakshi DeviI the Earth and The earth is us,Every extensive forest,every river that gush.On bare hills fists of grey heaven smote,Floating in our midst the warm SunAiding every life, lilliputian to significant.The sea on me roars and trembles like a dr..

Pristine Death

M Minakshi DeviO Death, so pure and pristine.Fanciest thing that has ever been.You were a blind turn thatNo one could ever foresee,But , the ultimate home where,All eventually would be.Pure as a crystal as clear as streams.A peaceful slumber full of mysti..

Song of spring

M Minakshi DeviNature rings bell, it’s echoes tell - Arrived again the Spring,To kill chill, serenity to shower, brilliance to bring.Growing now greens winding up wintery white,Flourishing floral plants upon hills and plains to look bright.Around al..

Summer with Mangoes

Depiya ThoudamForgotten are those days of winterFrosty mornings and chilly nightsThose weighted blankets ain’t in sightSun rises early and sets much laterFor sure the winter has passedGolden mustard flowers are goneMust have been tired of dancingRou..

Alone but not lonely

M Minakshi DeviIsolating myself from city lights,Nattering to my soul seated under the stars,To hear it's tale of how it's been hurt,How it healed and adored it's scars.I tried to recognise my soul,Staying hidden behind my anger, smile and pain,Or living ..

The sugarcane vendor

M Minakshi DeviStood the Sugarcane vendor LambuFrail and tall,with his striking blue wheel cart.Lacquering brightly under the SunMigrating upon the straight narrow lanes,Ahead Lamphel Cathedral or under the flaming Gulmohar,Crossing lawns in tiny towns an..

Mother, you are my everything

Rahul KhangembamMy first love,My first teacher,Mother, you are my everything You hid your hunger to feed me,You give me hopeIn spite of adversityYou protect meWhen trouble comes,Mother, you are my everything.Even when I don’t speakYou know my h..

Memories of Yaoshang

M Minakshi DeviRefreshing season, the Spring is back,Accompanying memories of the Holi, for merry to make,Assuring joy to kids and youngs whilst the festival of colours break.Memorializing I that night my days bygone,We kids when smeared colours onto face..

Nature's Melody

M Minakshi DeviAll the tall trees swaying, dipped in a green dye.Gust of wind making them bow to the blue sky,Knitting their beautiful branches in a tight tie,Standing with pride under the blue, us to share cheer,Where a sweet silent melody of Nature fill..

Deceit in Friendship

M Minakshi DeviSoaked in friend’s fortune, hands stained with the victim’s blood,With whom he once shared pretentious swim in love’s flood,At the next dawn,he came close to a fat friend elsewhere,With promise to tie up friendship,very ne..

The Second Coming

William Butler YeatsTurning and turning in the widening gyre   The falcon cannot hear the falconer;Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere   The ce..

War and Peace in the “Jewelled Land “

Dr Ranbir LaishramOh,My brethren !!We need no arms,We need no fight,no war,We need peace, love and humility,For, it is not a battlefield.It is just choosing your sensible leaders,And also we are all siblings of the same ancestors...The people’s fury..

Fading Cold

M Minakshi DeviFrosty mornings ,tingling fingers and piercing gust,Remains now a talk of the pastA rich warm colour overhaul the snowy hue, Of days nearing , long scarlet and green.The grim cold now sits veiled in shadow ,Liberating strong gale,soaring th..

Peace,Where Are You ?

Dr Ranbir LaishramOh ! sweet peaceI know you so wellYou won’t come backStill I long for youI humbly crave for you everywhereFor it is what I wishA want from my heartFor, I had your taste decades back.Time has changed People have changed So..

The poem-Oh system ! Even morally ?

Pravin ThongamEat and drink, election is nearEat and drink, election is near.Human blood on the menuWhile its tears embellish your cuisine.While its tears embellish your cuisine,You must eat and drink.Some say we live democracyWhile your mouth being gagge..

After The Rain

Minakshi DeviLife’s journey mine, so far so fineSeems now crawling through a stormy rain.My slack soul gets fill with stress , anguish and pain,Flowing those fast through my mind and vein.Awaits tensed, longing for the storm and thunders to fade.Eve..

Trust, are you still in our midst

Dr Ranbir LaishramTrust,For sometime now, I’ve been thinkingIs there any word  “Trust”!!If at all it’s thereAny meaning of trustBecause in lifeWe all talk of trustBut trust is nowhere to be foundIt is just like a shadow one ca..

Witty words

M Minakshi DeviAn arrow in flight, from a bow that was shot,Can never be seized back to put back to its source.Words once voiced, thus,Can never be fetched back by any force.Human tongue is the weapon that often yields sharp words,Though it doesn have any..

Do We Call It Democracy !

Dr Ranbir LaishramDemocracy is said to be -A Government for the peopleby the people of the peopleAn organisation on behalf of all the people,According to their “will”A system controlled by the majority...Democracy -Helps citizens to choose the..

This is an election

Herojit PhilemThis is an election, and we fightWe kill our brethrenOur mothers cry; we cry.This is an election, and it sold usAt a drop of wine,At a piece of meat.We care not who becomes the leader.We are threatened with bullets.We are tempted with money...

It’s Election Time Again !

Dr Ranbir LaishramAmid - fear of Omicron surge,Mindless brawl and clamour for party ticket,Diverse slogans of the party leaders,Law and power in indomitable hands,And night long lament of mothers...Election time is at our doorstep.The colorful flags and p..

Tempest

M Minakshi DeviWe are not friends,We are not foes,We are two seafarers, lost in the tempest.Our crew forsook the ship,O'captain, we lose not our integrity.Our sails ripping to shreds,We are insurgents, lost in the tempest.Let’s endeavour the hardest..

In the stillness of the night

Dr Ranbir LaishramAs the sun sets at the horizon,And darkness engulfs the green oval valley,In the stillness of the night,When all the world is at its restAnd Mother Nature in tranquil slumber,But, her children are in eerie feelingOf fear and uncertainty...

No matter what

Depiya ThoudamThe coldness of winter ain’t foreverNo spring skips its turn for sureNot every rain is accompaniedBy the loud thunders and stormsSometimes rainbow followsNot all ways are highwaysSome ways are unpaved and rockyNo matter what the weathe..

General election in hard times

Dr Ranbir LaishramOh, Brethren of the 'Jewelled Land'!Amid concern of Omicron Covid surge,Senseless brawl in the field,Echo of cry and grief for loss of loved ones,People's voice for justice and peace,Hope against hope for a free and fair poll,And for a n..

For sons and daughters

Depiya ThoudamJust for some quick money in pocketOh! selfish and foolish human beingsThe numerous holes dug up as trapsFilled with drugs and intoxicantsCamouflaging as gateways to ecstasyLuring thousands innocent childrenWhat could be more sinful than thi..

Lament of love

M Minakshi DeviHe belonged to dusk, she preferred dawn.His existence meant for darkness, she waited for brightness.He was a weapon to chill, her task was to heal.He acted to share fear, her actions were full of care.Looked, they were not meant for each ot..

Justice, Peace and Change—A New Year's Resolution

Dr Ranbir LaishramCan there be any justiceIf we sit, and gossip idly byCàn there be any peace and harmonyIf we continue to brawl each otherCan there be any hope for changeIt we don't endeavour with new ideasCan there be any decision for actionIf we d..

No matter what

Depiya ThoudamThe coldness of winter ain’t foreverNo spring skips its turn for sureNot every rain is accompaniedBy the loud thunders and stormsSometimes rainbow followsNot all ways are highwaysSome ways are unpaved and rockyNo matter what the weathe..

Election Brawl

Dr Ranbir LaishramElection time has comeLeaving behind a spell of political turmoil;Amid Covid -19 pandemic chaos,Struggle for survival,And roar of mighty leaders,And social unrest all around.Faces tested ones, some new,Known to all but masked man in publ..

Carol on Christmas

M Minakshi Devi Love I the sweet smell of ChristmasAlong with all the twinkling lights,Log fires in the fireplace,On those chilling cold winter nights.Serene smell of the Christmas goodiesThat is baked with tender love and care,Carols in the distance, rai..

Annabel Lee

Edgar Allan PoeIt was many and many a year ago,In a kingdom by the sea,That a maiden there lived whom you may knowBy the name of Annabel Lee;And this maiden she lived with no other thoughtThan to love and be loved by me.I was a child and she was a child,I..

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Robert FrostWhose woods these are I think I know.His house is in the village though;He will not see me stopping hereTo watch his woods fill up with snow.My little horse must think it queerTo stop without a farmhouse nearBetween the woods and frozen lakeTh..

Remembering our great- great grandmothers

Dr Ranbir LaishramOur great - great - grandmas,Who occupied a special status,In the then kingdom of “ kangleipak “.Economic and  political reformers,Warriors for social justice,against mass exploitation and artificial famine,triggered by ..

Hymn on autumn

M Minakshi DeviFor due fall,as the Nature makes its call,Changes in and around commenced for the fall.Unaware sprightly how a comfy spell of seasons fled,Alike a chameleon’s swapping its colour,in need or in glad.How generously dead twigs and leaves..

The journey so far

Dr Ranbir LaishramA nightmare for allInside a cell I was,Caged by the Covid-19 pandemic woesLockdown after lockdown and curfew...The first time I was facing in my generation,And also the first time, I learnt to dwell in my own world,Without realising, wha..

Are we doing justice to our homeland ?

Dr Ranbir Laishram Marvels,Natural and man - madeIn many countries,islands and oceansKnown to all through virtual worldFriends, who were thereDescribed the awesome wondersin their own ways,A feeling of proud of being thereTrue, it is a treasure to travela..

Fading friendship

M Minakshi DeviLetting go of a friendship doesn’t meanIt wasn’t beautiful or worthy.We spoke, uttered clouds of wordsThat were barely understandable , muffled at times.Apparently , it was time that played its part.With years, came adulthood,An..

The enemy of the mightyThe naked truth over the ages

Dr Ranbir Laishram While alive, reputed criticsCelebrated for talking truthful wordsObserved through piercing eyesSmiles from the depth of heartTalked with a clear conscience Their motto "Service of humanity is service to God "Considered enemy of the untr..

Choose wisely

Depiya ThoudamHowwrong we are to think “We are going to die one day”While we are already dying everydayBetter accept the truth, sooner the betterWith each and every passing dayA step is moved closer to our deathNot even a fraction of seco..

Gust of wind

M Minakshi DeviBody and mind mine today feel a punctured audacity,Whilst lead I a confined life amidst global calamity.Lonely, losing control  over my breathing abilityWhen body-hairs stand erect in bristling anxiety.Lay I upset, jaws grip, teeth gri..

The days of yore

Dr Ranbir LaishramThe good and bad old timesAre long since goneSome engraved deeply in my heartThe bittersweet memoriesResurfaced on - and - onIn my subconscious mindA timeless treasure of the heartSafe and simple living,Amid the traditional joint family ..

Pure passion

M Minakshi DeviI intend not to sugarcoat reality.Charmed I rather  by people’s  decreesHurled those upon me hastily to hail or to nail.Challenging life, chaos in my mind in the dusky Space,In which I wish to appear,Alike a ‘Diya̵..

My lovely mother

Depiya ThoudamA comely woman she isShe has seldom frownedDoes not own a pulchritudinous faceBut for sure she owns a caring soulWhile busy caring for us selflesslyHer black hair has started turning greyDespite her aversionIt never ceases turning greyThough..

The worth of my sweat

Dr Ranbir LaishramFrom my mother’s comfortTill this dayToiled years to be the oneWho I am nowIt costs me my youth, a little sweatA little frustration, a little depressionComing out sane and soundDwelled in an arena of my dreamSome sacrifices, some d..

Do you know ?

Depiya ThoudamHonestly I couldn’t call backThe last time I was at schoolSitting together with my classmatesAs close as we could beNo masks, no distancing, no pandemicWhen will normal be, do you know ?These online classes and video lecturesWould neve..

Shattered glance of life

Pravin ThongamDemented delusions of lifeDemoralizing every glance of mine.The acute blues erupting from my eyes -My perpetually sore and laden two natural lenses,Cascading smoothly, oh! gently on my face.Never will it ever adorn my wry faceWith adequate Z..

Nostalgia

M Minakshi DeviFine morning, five  friends in a coffee shop,Gossiping in glee sitting around a table-top.Their childhood they have in their headThough their inner child is now dead.All they recite their unique rhyme,As they have met amd chat after a ..

The Bare Truth Everybody Passes Through

Dr Ranbir LaishramEvery individual, before his soul leaves the bodyHis life's events came flashing in front of his eyes...Messages of famous Geniuses -An admittance of the insignificance ofMoney, fame, and honors in lifeAnd a feeling of regret that -One s..

Moments

M Minakshi DeviSkipping from the sight of the burning moon,He curved the cresent as he witnessed me unwind and turn.Flich every single smile you tossed my way,Seal my hair on my back as we made it through the melody.Solo hymn wrote by elite poets toured i..

One day I decided

Depiya ThoudamChained and caged by lazinessEach tasks of yours movedTo the next day, to the next daySo forth and so onDreams slipping further awayBut don’t you know thatIt’s never too lateTo work for your dreamsAll your dreamsFrom the smallest..

Dr Ranbir LaishramAt some point of lifeThoughts of disrobing selfcame flashing ...Disrobing of the mindof ego, greedReplacing with generosity, humility...Disrobing of the heartof hatred, mistrustReplacing with love,faith...Disr

Dr Ranbir LaishramAt some point of lifeThoughts of disrobing selfcame flashing ...Disrobing of the mindof ego, greedReplacing with generosity, humility...Disrobing of the heartof hatred, mistrustReplacing with love,faith...Disrobing of the bodyof showy ga..

And then I realised

Seigunlien KhongsaiA visit up to the hill topIn the hilly terrain of an old villageIt’s the climb that tires the bodyBut the view that catches the eyeThe mountains echoed of cries and chirpsOf birds and animals alikeThe wind blew past in great speed..

Fractured life

Pravin ThongamOn the sky of human face there areFlocks of Dark, gloomy clouds of NostalgiaGathered and curled in muddled patternsThat strategically complete a human face.In their own, independently -The flocks long to soar high in the above open sky.Would..

My best Friend

Dr Ranbir LaishramIn life’s journeyStepping out from mother’s comfortFrom childhood innocence and curosityTo fun and fantasy of adolescenceWe make friendships,Friends, inside out, true, virtual friendsThey come and leave ...As I walked through..

Seriously, what are we waiting for?

Depiya Thoudam“There is enough on earth for everybody’s needsBut not for everybody’s greed”.Mahatma Gandhi once quoted.Blinded and deafened by our greedy and thoughtless behavioursAll of us enraged Mother Nature.“OH! WHAT HAV..

Meaning of Life

Irom CalvinLife has no definitionIt is never the same,How it is different,Makes it unique,For every living soul,Renew  us, even if we do not reach it,Into something else, which we hardly sensed,We already are; a gesture waves upon us.My eyes already ..

Drizzle

Minakshi DeviLittle by little, the rumble wears down.The horrendous thunderstorm,Atrocious and restless,Which once felt like it would never break,Promptly switches into its tender form.It’s gloomy.That's the thing with drizzles,They are sombre.Creat..

A divided world

Dr Ranbir LaishramA world we see nowDivided by race, color, religion, mindset, power and continent...Further divided by Covid -19 pandemicExposing glaring inequalities.A catastrophe veiled as an alarm.Is not the one God wishes to be.Between haves and have..

The fog always lifts

Depiya ThoudamAt the crack of dawnMultiple times the rooster crowsShouldn’t it be a lazy dawn?A lingering season, oh winter!The window by her reading deskOpens to a foggy and misty morning viewEven her neighbours’ gardenIs not in the sightBut ..

Story to tell

M Minakshi DeviYou know what's left behind.The storms that you braved,The unceasing disquiet you foundAnd the chances you waved.You are an endless brook of choices,You are the softest murmur of voices.The mystics says, you areAs close as your own breath.S..

I may not be human but...

Irom CalvinI may not be human but I listen to you,Fulfil all your commands and needs.I act according to your wishes and whims,Sometimes your commands are good and bad.I may not be human but at least I’m alive.I breathe like you but artificially.I al..

Why cage ourselves ?

Dr Ranbir LaishramAmid Covid - 19 pandemic woes,Dwelling in a caged life,Inactivity is death, activity is life;Living with fear is no less than death.Feeling like dying everyday,Having seen the daily wagers,Surviving even without mask on,I ponder over .....

In my garden of life

Chinglembi ShagolsemMany famous poets and writers compared the voyagesOf life as the different seasons of nature,Like the autumns and springs.Others analogize the phases of lifeAs the early rising sun that flames the cloudsAnd sinks its beams into the oce..

Quest

M Minakshi DeviThe charisma of you lured meTo taste you at once.My conscience then told me,The quest has now begun.Caresses explored such regionsThat I couldn't even explain.Thundered aloud the cloudsAnd drizzling came the rain.A rose-red plumage,Perched ..

Hope heals crisis

Gyanabati KThe path isn’t lining up with the expectations.The tempest tossed soul on the arduous road.Can she manifest equanimity?When things seem enervating,Either doubt or fear thwarts the efforts.A slice of trust beautifies the rough approach.Nei..

Let it go

Depiya ThoudamThe anger that you stackedOne atop the other for so longHas now become a part of you.Why you have clutched itToo close to your chest?This was never meant to beBut it metamorphosed youTo someone you don’t even recognise.Why you feeding ..

The sixth sense manifest

Dr Ranbir LaishramElders paved the way,Intelligent and wise they were.A solution for survival,The same entrance, same passage, same exit.Out from the exit, jubilantOn the vast ocean of life.A means for Self survival and sustenance,From generation to gener..

Three ladies

Chinglembi ShagolsemThree ladies sat on a couch of the hotel.Having delicious breakfast on their fancy dresses.They forget their troubles for a while listeningTo some Manipuri music even though theyWere far away from home.They had endless conversation abo..

Feelings

Yanglem Arjun SinghI don't hate anyone,But there's nothing left to love as well,Something's dead in me,And I do not know where the extinguisher is.Things just crept over me,No war could ever be more destructive than the one with my mind,It wants to believ..

Lord's echo

M Minakshi DeviI'm the shadow's den, I'm the light's crime.I'm as hard as diamond, I'm as sharp as a fresh blade.I'm as poisonous as Ivy, I'm as sweet as maple.I'm as burning as fire, I'm as bright as the moon.You shall kneel before me,  then I will ..

Changes

Gyanabati KEyes close, the breeze is colder;When it touches the skin,drives her back to the old notes;The smell of the smoke reminisces about the stories of logs.Ding ding! At the front yard!Oh! Newspapers! Newspaper!Soon he left for the next destination...

A Day Away

Brian E PardeeSome feelings are shallow, some feelings are deep.Some make us smile, some make us weep.Some we love, some we don't.Some we'll savor, some we won't.Some grounding, some uplifting,Some long-lasting, some constantly shifting.No matter what fee..

Just survival is enough

Dr Ranbir LaishramTo just survive,In the midst of people,With the loved ones,With our companions ,In amity with everybody,It is just ok.To be happy and content ,With what I have ,To be not in animosity with anybody,To be true to my loved ones,To be true w..

Changes that the time brings

Chinglembi ShagolsemIt  was 12 years ago when they drove her to a new accommodation.And she considered it as her second home.That’s where she has been throughout her life.Suddenly, the poetess saw a young boy who used to ride a bicycleNow rides..

Hope heals crisis

Gyanabati KThe path isn’t lining up with the expectations.The tempest tossed soul on the arduous road.Can she manifest the equanimity?When things seem enervating,Either doubt or fear thwarts the efforts.A slice of trust beautifies the rough approach..

What if ?

Yanglem Arjun SinghThe ink on my skin that I scribbled yesterday,Feels like forever but is fading away,As if centuries ago it belonged to me,As if it was the one that defined me.The fading away makes me ponder,Was I ever born before?If I had a life before..

Without you

Minakshi DeviAtop the lofty mountains,Above the clearing view that omnifoldsThe sphere in all its vastnessDivulging before my pupil, but without you.I descend towards the fountain that plummetBelieving it to be sake,only to taste like bitter ashes.The atm..

The Dement Corona Avoids

Dr Ranbir LaishramShe moves around,Merrily all day long,With no mask on,In tattered, raged clothes,Unaware of the Covid -19 pandemic chaos,Everybody is aware of her existance,but,everybody ignores,For, she happens to be a dement.She thrives on leftovers o..

Glimpses of Love

Yanglem Arjun Singh Laying on the lush green,Staring at the starry sky,Dreamt of how much space in this world, Does my heart occupy.Every soul on earth, Virtuous or vicious,Shall perish till the end,No matter how much it took,For the corpses to blend.Unde..

Another Perspective of Life

Chinglembi Shagolsem  In the journey of so called life,  There will be days when you have no idea  What you are doing. And there will be days, when you will feel alive and happy  For your achievements and receive the good news fro..

The Art of Living- Just a Thought...

Dr Ranbir LaishramIf you want to survive,Change with the change of society.Follow the masses.If you want to be happy for a moment,Follow your instict.Try to live in that moment only.If you want to live peacefully,Love your life and your inner self.Live&nb..

Abdication

Geetanjali GautamThat day dawned brightBut I woke with black tulipsBlooming from my orbsWhich epitomized notMy supremacy but failure,As I levitated in itsFragrance of darknessAnd my memories,Instead of fading away,Became more perceptible;While swallowedTh..

Friends

Yanglem Arjun Singh Every time you come to me,I smile and assure you,Little did I know that my assurance,Was fake to you.Friends we said, brothers we were, But just in words,You felt my phrases piercing through, calling them lies.As a friend I kept your u..

Ardent Gardener

M Minakshi DeviA rose I am ,hear tells - symbolize I a love,A pure love that is sacred, solely so golden,Never begets rust and old alike the novel gold.Indeed, my petals of love fondly that I unfold,Thereon my perfumed love is inscribed in pure goldWith i..

Why ? I wonder

Yanglem Arjun SinghOn days I wonder,What new turns my life shall take,where it is leading-this life of mineFrom day to dayDo I even have a say ?On days I wonder,To uncover new roads,Or to do what I am toldWill I innovateOr am I too old ?On days I wonder,I..

Pure lifeblood

Minakshi DeviLife is prized,but,resembles a ball of wind, that gust.One day someone is here, the next departs forever.Freed soul gust far off to lay in a heavenly hut,Hidden in peace afar from mourning human's tearful sight.Numbered are the days of his li..

No lament, but willingness

Pravin Thongam The pitch-black space of mind, The source of all mysteries erupt there. The pitch-black space of mind -Where twinkling moving lights dwell in thousands.And, my mind feels the torture of the passing seconds, Shall I relinquish myself or shal..

Unfinished

Geetanjali GautamWeight of my heartis weighing me down.Existence is exhaustedand time denies to roll the sleeves up.My poetry can become either a graveyard of my pain or a monument of  my love,coated with the reflections of my eyes.I am lost.My map s..

The Wilting Red Rose

M Minakshi DeviThere was once a frisky and fresh deep red rose,That hold pleasing fragrance and high decency.I hold that rose close with the greatest embrace ever,Looking at it merrily forgetting the current global fever.I used to stare deep into its cris..