Author: Anoucheka Gangabissoon

Woes of Yesterday

Reading Time: 2 minutesAnoucheka warns us of yesterday’s woes that’s past and is gone, in this evocative poem, in Different Truths. Yesterday’s woes should be left where they are In a reality which has already disappeared Meant not to be dug up Meant not to be sought for Yesterday’s woes should be forgotten As if they had been […]

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Madness

Reading Time: 2 minutesA reflective poem that decries the madness of Man, by Anoucheka, in Different Truths. Man is mad, So it would seem He births, exalts at it Enjoys, uses, and even abuses To the extent of feeling dejected At the time of realising how much He loses, in the very end!   A soul he is, […]

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Madness

Reading Time: 2 minutesA protest poem and a poignant verse by Anoucheka, in Different Truths. Man is mad, So it would seem He births exalts at it Enjoys, uses, and even abuses To the extent of feeling dejected At the time of realising how much He loses, in the very end!   A soul he is, inhabiting a […]

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To my Unborn Child

Reading Time: 2 minutesHere’s a protest poem by Anoucheka. It transcends from the personal and individual plane to the Universal realm, in Different Truths. Learn to sustain yourself But also, learn to give to your surroundings Learn to hand out an arm To allow Earth, herself, to hold on to Be not so selfish As to spit everywhere […]

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Submission to Life

Reading Time: 1 minuteIn this poem, Anoucheka, moves from the mundane, world of everyday existence, over which we have little control. She explores the higher meanings of life, of God and consciousness, exclusively in Different Truths. If we were all to choose the courses of our lives If we were all to choose our births Our fates Our […]

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Rantings of my Heart

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn evocative protest poem, where Anoucheka and her heart converse about a cruel world, for Different Truths. Tell me, urged my heart Tell me why the world is so cruel Wars wave their mighty flags at us Poverty pulses proudly Crimes carry their own grim smiles Diseases scare death away Rights riot against the repressed And […]

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The Rule of Ego

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s an inward looking love poem by Anoucheka, for Different Truths. The verse examines the paradoxes of ego. She finds resolution in the ego that is often decried by one and all. I let Love go For Love showed itself as rough and tough Rude and rash Selfish and egocentric Arrogant and brutal Ugly and roguish […]

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Innocence and Providence

Reading Time: 5 minutesIt was still seven in the morning. Kylie was walking back home after having worked the night away. She felt sore, her whole body ached. All she wanted right now was a hot bath and a warm bed. But she knew she should not even dream about such comforts, as life did not allow her these things. […]

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The Festival of Lights

Reading Time: 1 minuteAnouncheka celebrates the Festival of Lights, a time of love, joy and enlightenment, the victory of good over evil, in this poignant verse. Here’s her contribution to the special feature on Diwali, for Different Truths. The festival of lights The festival of love Of new beginnings Of redemption Of the imposition of that which is good Over […]

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Being Invisible to the Beautiful

Reading Time: 4 minutesIra’s life turned topsy-turvy with the death of her husband. Her elder son, Shailesh, a gay, who was loving and caring like his father had to leave the house, as gays have no place in civilised society. Sesh, her younger son, was abusive. He was extracting money from Ira. Her bank balance was empty. She was in deep debts. […]

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