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MILES TO STRIDE

March on, O comrades!

Shed off weariness,

Myriad milestones

accomplished,

Many more miles to stride…

Promises to abide by,

Thousand homes to

illuminate,

Dedication for a cause,

Contributions towards

development…

We assemble to meet,

Dine, discuss and decide,

Protection of rights to

workers,

Long life of the Union…

 

[Published in the souvenir ‘Spectrum’ at the 19th Conference of NEEPCO Workers’ Union held from 19 to 21 March 2016]

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WHY?

Days pass by

and I sometimes

wonder…

Why do we do

certain things?

Helping an old man

to cross the street

and helping a child

who has lost his way.

Perhaps, for the

love of mankind

and sympathy

towards one another,

that we go forward

to extend

a helping hand

even to a stranger.

 

[Published in ‘Induswomanwriting.com’ in January 2014 issue]

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A SLEEPLESS NIGHT

She kept awake

whole night long,

her eyelids

refused to bow

and a thought

whirled

round and round.

Seconds, minutes

and hours gone,

slumber stood

at the threshold,

the moon sailed

through the sky

reflecting light

all around

but her thought

recurred

round and round.

She felt miserable

and it seemed as if

huge black curtains

were forcefully

pulled before her,

blocking her vision

of radiant light,

leaving her

farthest behind,

leaving her

all alone,

all by herself.

 

[Published in ‘Induswomanwriting.com’ in November 2013 issue] 

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SEASON SOJOURN

O winged ones,

You come in thousands

From distant lands

To enjoy the cool lap

Of the winter season

And enjoy your sojourn.

Don’t you feel weary

Flying across the miles?

I overwhelm with

Feelings of wonder

As I observe your unity,

Strength and splendour.

 

[Published in ‘PoemsClub.com’ on 10 October 2013]

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STRANGER

My mind was filled

With too many thoughts,

Thoughts of the past,

Thoughts of the future,

Thoughts about my near and dear;

I began to worry,

I was unhappy,

I felt so heavy.

One night, I saw in a dream,

A stranger on a train

Sitting opposite to me

And asking me,

‘Why are you unhappy?’

I was shocked!

Had he the power to read my mind?

He said slowly,

‘Let go everything,

Fix your mind on the Almighty,

Think of Him

And He shall think about you.’

I woke up with a start!

Who was this stranger?

I thought,

Well, let me try.

I let go everything,

Began to think of Him,

My worries disappeared,

I felt so happy and so light!

 

[Published in ‘Poetreecreations’ on 15 August 2013]

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THE LOST SMILE

In the corner of her cheeks

There was a sweet smile

That reflected her heart’s contentment

And displayed a horizon of happiness.

A bolt from the blue one day

Crushed her innocent smile,

Concealed her enthusiasm

And made her miserable.

Her cheeks now fail to show

That charming exquisite smile

Which could perhaps make

The faint stars twinkle,

Brighten up myriad lamps,

Kindle hope in the heart of a forlorn.

 

[Published in ‘iBuzzle’ on 20 June 2013]

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DANSEUSE

She speaks through her steps,

Dancing and revolving,

Expressing her art,

Going beyond the self,

A bond with the Supreme power,

A complete surrender

Of the mind and the heart,

A performance

Filled with true devotion.

 

[Published in ‘The Assam Tribune’ on 7 June 2013]

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