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Smruti Ranjan Mohanty, O.F.S, son of Raj Kishore and Shantilata Mohanty, born at Padmapur, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha on 1.1.1963 is a multilingual poet, essayist and writer. He is a published poet and writer and a featured poet of PENTASI B World Friendship Poetry. His writings include essays, short stories, poems and novels which are published in newspapers and in various national and international magazines, journals and anthologies. Working as Finance Officer in Govt of Odisha, he writes extensively on life, its beauty and intricacies which are widely acclaimed. Poems are published in Mother Anthology by Hall of Poets, Voices of Aspirants by Poetry Planet, Mother by Poetry for Peace, Let the men speak for peace, Aroma of wilting petals, Anupam Bharat, Sourav, The Rock Pebbles, Symphony of Souls, Serious &Hilarious, Heartistry, World poetry on let there be peace, Complexion based discrimination global insight, Thought and Nature Anthology, New Creative Anteriority, Spring Window to peace, Indo African Anthology, Love at first sight, Spilling Essences, You and Me, A new beginning, Heart to Heart, Only you, My Valentine, Whispering Hearts, Poetic Rainbow, Fragrance of Asia, The Harmony, Sahitya Anand, East meets the West, Symphony of Peace, Pearls of Poesy, Ambrosia, International Anthology on Autism, Stars, Sky and Poiesis, Rain Drops of Love, Smrutire Parijat, Peace Lover, GloMag, Feb 2019, Tranquil Muse, Medley of Melodies, Nostalgia, Rise to Higher Essence, Cherry Toppings, Inked Thoughts, Whispering Poiesis, Rippling of Peace, Creative Anteriority, World for Piece, Traumas on Widows, Holistic Healing of Widow, The Global Literati Insights Research Journal, 1st issue 2018 etc. Poems are also featured in online magazines like atunispoetry.com, our poetry archive, GloMag etc., Poem hunter.com, Destiny poets, Different truths, YouTube.com.etc Website-smrutiweb.wordpress.com
"MY MOTHER-5 ମୋ ବୋଉ Present too much to bear Future not in vision Past is my only resort Where lies the beauty of your touch My life and love with all its colours My mother! come near Take me in your lap Touch me, touch my body and mind Tell me a story, I will be in your land of wonder Don't leave me alone, be with me I want to bathe in your love once more I was told When I was a kid of some months and years In one side was Yama, Lord of death On the other side you my loving mother The tug of war was for years You made your days and nights speak Without caring for your bare needs The Lord of death had to run away And your unmatched love and commitment Brought me safe from the jaws of death. You were on medicine and surgery With an ailing heart and dwindling brain You had been fighting against multiple ailments For twenty seven years You fought like a lioness against the tigress With equal ease and smile on lips In your last battle For the first time I was not with you Is it the reason my maa For which you had given up And the Lord of death got the better of you? Smruti Ranjan Mohanty©"
#MothersDay2021 MY MOTHER-5
Present too much to bear
Future not in vision
Past is my only resort
Where lies the beauty of your touch
"MY MOTHER-4 ମୋ ବୋଉ When I was trying to sleep You were fighting for your last breath No one of your own was with you It was for you a lone battle in the ICU I ask myself why a mother gives birth And for kids lives her whole life with mirth When her kids remain engrossed in their world Hardly find will and time to payback Your blood pressure was fluctuating You were sinking in the ICU Your senses must be searching for your kids Unfortunately, none of them was around With little efforts we all five Could have been there Feeling your beats and pulse to the last Despite stringent regulations and corona scare I know if I would have been ill You would have never left me alone Whatever may be the situation Nothing could have stopped you From being with your blood That is why you are a mother And I am your unworthy son All along you were surrounded with Everything one needs That is no excuse You were more in need of your kids And most of us were away from you We could only meet in months Being engaged in our own needs. Always found an excuse Though we could have met At least once in a fortnight or month Life never gives a second chance I may get everything I wish But I can not get you back Even at the cost of me and my fortune You may not be with me But in the journey of life I will not be lonely Always carry you with me Silently enduring the days remaining Smruti Ranjan Mohanty"
When I was trying to sleep
You were fighting for your last breath
No one of your own was with you
It was for you a lone battle in the ICU
"MY MOTHER-2 ମୋ ବୋଉ Minutes and hours have passed Since you left this world Where you were my mother I was your erring son The situation has not changed The same darkness all over No trace of the sun as yet When I look at your room Where you recited and let us listen to Most of the mythologies including The epics Ramayan and Mahabharat Among your listeners I am probably the lone survivor I see that empty cot Where we had shared so much time So much of love, life and smile Where you used to sit and sleep Wherefrom you shower on all of us Your love and affection Guidance and concern Since the last five and a half years You were confined to bed But you were always lively And full of grace When l met you last I could never think Your days were numbered And I will lose you, My heaven on earth forever Since months I was feeling restless I used to get up from sleep And feel a sad melancholy deep within A fear constantly haunted me As if I was going to lose something precious Something very special, very different Something more than me and my life Nothing can be as precious as you, my mother My heart and soul, life and breath My earth below and sky over Now It is all over My relationship with you for years Ended in ashes and smokes Tell me! how can I live The rest of my life When there is no you, my mother? Smruti Ranjan Mohanty©"
Minutes and hours have passed
Since you left this world
Where you were my mother
I was your erring son
"MY MOTHER-1 ମୋ ବୋଉ In your funeral pyre Burning my whole world My love and tears, wishes and ambitions My past, present and future The dreams and dramas We shared over the years When you closed your eyes I lost my vision When you lost your ears I lost my hearing When you lost your brain I lost my reasoning The eyes that do not see you The ears which do not hear you The senses which do not feel you Of what use are these? Now I understand What it means being truly orphaned Losing both the earth and sky In between which I have been all along I am up against reality None in front none in the back None to my right none to the left Life is silently walking on fire If you can see See in your absence how Sad and pathetic life is How poor I have come In few hours I have become the most Unfortunate man on earth A begar in fact I am speechless The poor navigator In the boisterous sea Silently watching the boat Sinking in the deep-sea And I am going deep down In the dark abyss. Never thought of a life without you How to reconcile to the reality That you are no more No more with my smile and tears Happiness and sorrow You are in my heart But I am miles away from you Tell me! how can I bridge up the gap And come near? Smruti Ranjan Mohanty"
In your funeral pyre
Burning my whole world
My love and tears, wishes and ambitions
My past, present and future
"मेरी दुआ A LOOK AT LIFE-114 BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY Bliss When ego and interest, pride and vanity, Selfishness and jealousy, hide and seek, Mine and thine, falsehood and priority Come in between, What remains is not friendship. Friendship is Love and reciprocation Truth and concern A will to live and die for each other A commitment to stand by the other Whatever may be the situation Friendship is miles away From everything pseudo and negative Treachery and hypocrisy, lie and flattery Blessed is one who has the blessing Of a friend in his life. Yes blessed is he Who has found the heaven on earth Smruti Ranjan Mohanty©"
#PoetInYou A LOOK AT LIFE-114
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY
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Mine and thine, falsehood and priority
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