Poems

Do the Lions Have Their Own Storytellers?

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Spread the love           Arindam, our Editor-in-Chief, talks about the ownership of the narrative of Africa, by its people, using the ‘lion’ metaphor, by Chinua Achebe. He tells us how he discovered Africa within him, during his formative years. Four insightful edits by the Africa Special Issue editors, Michele Baron, Luz María López, Olaitan Maryam Mojisola, and Swati […]


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When Death is Money

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Spread the love           A poignant poem by Kabir where he shows the futility of life as death is money and profit, exclusively for Different Truths. Flares burning in mid air  Rain extinguishing the separated parts of fire People slithering beneath them demand the spare   They sell the garments and others which are prior    There’s […]


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Beautiful and Peaceful

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Spread the love           An evocative poem that sees the cruelty of modern times against the beauty of nature, by Dr. T Ashok, exclusively for Different Truths. Oh Earth and nature! Both are so very beautiful To every living being they give a view, delightful; But, of what mind-set the worldly beings are? The essential life-givers, if […]


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Different Truths: An Unswerving Universal Plinth

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Spread the love           London-based Prof. Rajdeep pens a poem, a surprise gift, for the webzine. A Different Truths exclusive. Different Truths is a universal plinth Partaken by apiece avid wordsmith Dealing with substantial social concern By inscribing subtle intrinsic notion Different Truths is utter unwavering Amid apparent quandary in offering Entrenched to intrepid reporting With an […]


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It is Too Late

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Spread the love           An evocative love poem, by Sumana, exclusively for Different Truths. Entire life I searched for The very feelings that My heart craves. I stumbled, fumbled, Being cheated cried and At last I wrote my name among braves. Suddenly you came And my heart said God is great. You are the reason of the […]


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Why Write Poetry

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Spread the love           An intense, multi-layered poem, by Nalini, that probes into the function of poetry, exclusively for Different Truths. As if you haven’t asked yourself umpteenth time already they keep asking over and over why poetry, of all things? After all, poetry is what just a signature on winds a possible legacy but mostly love’s […]


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A Happy Day

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Spread the love           A poignant ballad, by Anika, about the pain, sufferings, ennui and the indifference – all a part of city life. An effective satire, exclusively for Different Truths. A happy day: I stood at the airport waiting. Drowning in an overwhelming uncertainty. And for a split second, I viewed myself, an epicentre of a […]


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The Forgotten Melodies…

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Spread the love           An evocative poem by Sarala about the curse of dementia, exclusively for Different Truths. He sits alone on a chair  Looking lost in his own world  He does not know his mind well A confused mind for years  Covered with grey and dark clouds  He has forgotten how to smile  Only a blank look […]


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My Tribute to a Statesman.

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Spread the love           The poet-statesman, former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away today (Aug 16). On behalf of Different Truths, Basudeb pays him a poetic tribute. We, with people all around the world, pray that he may RIP. I invoke the MuseTo empower Atal ji to outlive evenAfter his crossing the horizon.And to make him […]


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What is It About You That I Love the Most?

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Spread the love           An intense sensuous and erotic love poem, by Meenakshi, for Different Truths. Your eyes, which open you to me The mirror of your soul that tells me when you have mischief on your mind And the deepest sorrows too Your eyes which see deep into my soul and when they lock into mine, […]


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