Poems

I Wanna

Maya Khandelwal

Maya Khandelwal

Maya, happily married to writing, is a published author of three books- My favourite Mistake Ever, Just Zindagi and A Beautiful Mistake. She’s alsoco-authored I Am a Woman, a tribute to Kamala Das. She’s been a regular contributor at blogsand e- magazines like Womanatics, Bonbology, Learning and Creativity etc. A passionate lover of nature, she can commune with it for hours. Nature, in its various guises, enthrals her.
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A soulful love poem by Maya, for Different Truths. I wanna kick up the heels!  I wanna have full moon nights with You my love.  I wanna have some soul-stirring music  singing lullaby to us.  I wanna flower and ripple with the virgour of passion.  I wanna have crackling bonfires.  Solitary walks.  Long drives.  Gypsy […]

The Old Lady

Monika Arora

Monika Arora

“Words are living thing - I believe,” she lives by this idea about life. Monika Arora is a central government employee by work, an artist by choice, a writer by passion and a homemaker by love and fate. Bronze medallist in a state level essay competition by the vice-president of India. District topper in English. Her crafts have been published by few online journals. Also selected by an international fashion magazine for an upcoming issue.
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Here’s an enigmatic portrayal of an old lady by Monika, for Different Truths. Her eyes, like an ocean calm and composed One could sense them, carry all the pain, that the whole world holds. They clearly flaunted her weakness, her fears and the huge storm of those uncried tears. Keeping aside All that she held […]

On my Darling’s Cheekbones

Martins Tommyson

Martins Tommyson

Martins started writing poems at the age of 18. HIs first poem was titled ''My journey of life'' which rationalised about the journey of Man till his last breath. He is a karate instructor living in Lagos, Nigeria.
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A love poem by Martins, where he likens her sensuousness to the intoxication of Palm-wine, for Different Truths. I see on her cream, fleshy cheekbones a pellucid colour glimmers like of a pink rose that harmonise with her lips. I see in her a full moon love which pops up in the welkin. Her love flicking in the […]

Naked

Monika Arora

Monika Arora

“Words are living thing - I believe,” she lives by this idea about life. Monika Arora is a central government employee by work, an artist by choice, a writer by passion and a homemaker by love and fate. Bronze medallist in a state level essay competition by the vice-president of India. District topper in English. Her crafts have been published by few online journals. Also selected by an international fashion magazine for an upcoming issue.
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A sensuous poem of passion and love by Monika, for Different Truths. Strip me naked of my guard Accept me as a retard Look me in the eyes in silence Beckon me into forever dalliance Don’t be afraid to cry, burn I promise I’ll take the next turn Let’s undress in calm movements Let’s take […]

Fleeting Time!

Durgesh Verma

Durgesh Verma

Durgesh Verma is working with the NGO, 'Sparsh...Touching Lives', at Varanasi, as a president. This year, he has participated in national workshops on 'Role of Higher Education in the Development of Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship in India' in Institute of Management Studies & 'Development Dialogue 2016' in Swatantrata Bhawan Auditorium, B.H.U., Varanasi. His compositions are published in the USA, Canada and Australia.
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A poem about death, by Durgesh, that sees life in harsh reality, for Different Truths. Fleeting time digs grave so deep. From the spade of pendulum which does sound like tick-tock. Sometimes we throw the pebbles of delusion into sediments of fate. Which leaves us speechless at the final end. When a fetus takes birth […]

Postcard from Nepal – Mount Kailash

Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat living in Borlänge, Sweden, where he writes fiction and poetry. Some of his most recent work has appeared in: Foreign & Far Away – Writers Abroad Anthology,Sleeping Cat Books – Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Pirene’s Fountain, Tic Toc, and Storm Cycle Anthologies - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Vine Leaves, and Cordite Poetry Review.

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An evocative poem that’s more like a prayer to Lord Shiva, by Bruce, for Different Truths. The climb is more than is imagined Higher than the Sherpas dare to go They say goodbye with friendly curiosity:                “Is life not hard enough?”           “Why why would you climb to Shiva’s feet?”           “There’s […]

True Love, at Last!

Vatsala Radhakeesoon

Vatsala Radhakeesoon

Born in Mauritus, in1977, Vatsala Radhakeesoon has had a keen interest in poetry writing since a very young age. Her poems have been featured in local and international newspapers, magazines, journals and anthologies. Her first poetry book ‘When Solitude Speaks’ was published in 2013 on the approval of the Ministry of Arts and Culture (Mauritius). She is currently self-employed and continues to write poems in English, French, Kreol and Hindi.
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Here’s a soulful love poem by Vatsala, for Different Truths. Like an elegant knight he softly holds my hand, Lovingly, he imprints protective kisses on my forehead In contrast to my past- Scars and bruises left by mechanical love, all this is so different I touch the tropical greenness, O my God! This is real, On […]

Steal a Glance at the Sky

Martins Tommyson

Martins Tommyson

Martins started writing poems at the age of 18. HIs first poem was titled ''My journey of life'' which rationalised about the journey of Man till his last breath. He is a karate instructor living in Lagos, Nigeria.
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Here’s Martins’ nature poem and his invocation to the Sun, in this poem that operates at many layers, for Different Truths. Look! Hey, look up see the sun sitting still on the cloudy sky flaring on the days of worry and slitting through the sky; eyeballing on the earth with a beautiful smile and then gyring […]

Rantings of my Heart

Anoucheka Gangabissoon

Anoucheka Gangabissoon

Anoucheka Gangabissoon is a primary school educator in Mauritius.She writes poems and short stories on a wide range of subjects.She publishes regularly on online poetry sites and manages her own poetry blog.She has published a collection of poems in print, in her country, titled “Awakened Fancies.”
Anoucheka Gangabissoon

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An 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 […]

A New Year Soiree

Neelam Dadhwal

Neelam Dadhwal

Neelam Dadhwal is a poet from Chandigarh, India. She has recently authored, ‘Footprints’, which deals with aspects of womanhood. Her poems has been published in Readomania, Indian Poetry Review, Literary Yard, Kritya, Muse India. The Unknown Pen and anthologies on women international, peace and humanity. She blogs at Prism of Joy.
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A poem dedicated to the New Year, in the Special Feature on New Year, exclusively in Different Truths. A night when ushers into new dawn tripping on the past without exhaustion, a momentary persuasion is life this does not ends, burning a bright flame our least possibilities, meagre circumstances sometimes in deep trench of ocean only we know […]

Inverse World!

Sunila Khemchandani

Sunila Khemchandani

Sunila Khemchandani, a double graduate from India, now based in the Canary Islands, has several poems published in international English anthologies like Synthesis - Duet Anthology, Umbilical Cords, Aquarelle -Wall 6, Selfhood, etc. Her poems have been highly recommended. She’s a winner of the Reuel International prize for Writing and Literature, 2016, for fiction and best annual poet, 2008, in poetriesonline.com. Her anthology, ‘The Virtual Reality’ with seven poets awaits its release.
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Here’s a nonsense verse by Sunila, where everything is topsy-turvy. Head and legs change positions and the heart inverse the blood flow, for Different Truths. Imagine the heart to inverse All the blood would go to your legs Blood would reach all organs deprived Everything would be reversed Legs would be head and head the legs […]

Resurgence

Lopamudra Banerjee

Lopamudra Banerjee

Lopamudra Banerjee is a writer based in Dallas, USA. She is the co-editor of ‘Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas’, published in collaboration with Incredible Women of India and Readomania. Her unpublished memoir Thwarted Escape has been First Place Category Winner at the Journey Awards 2014 hosted by Chanticleer Reviews. Her English translation of Rabindranath Tagore’s novella The Broken Home has been serially published at Café Dissensus. She is also an editor of Learning and Creativity.
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A voice that cannot be stifled, a protest that breaks shackles is the poetic voice of Lopamudra. Her protest poem envisions change. Here’s her firebrand poem for Different Truths. Every single day, we gulp down stones. Stones thrown, pelting on the Dalit, the untouchable mass, breathing on existential ashes. Every single day, pride of a Brahmin blood […]

The Sun-god at Mount Horeb

Martins Tommyson

Martins Tommyson

Martins started writing poems at the age of 18. HIs first poem was titled ''My journey of life'' which rationalised about the journey of Man till his last breath. He is a karate instructor living in Lagos, Nigeria.
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An evocative poem to Nature – a prayer to the Sun-god – showing the deep connect with the heavenly bodies in African culture by Martins, for Different Truths. Sun-god sitting still on Mount Horeb amidst the stark clouds, sweeping towards the swept open space between trees and pawing at white and dark fleshy flesh. Sun-god your […]

People Pleaser

Shalini Samuel

Shalini Samuel

Shalini Samuel hails from Kanyakumari. She graduated in IT (2006) and did her Masters in Computer Science from Noorul Islam College of Engineering (2008), Kanyakumari. She started writing as a blogger and composed poems that was published in International journals and anthologies. She has ventured into fiction and essays too. She authored a poetry collection ‘Singing Soul’. Her passions include photography, gardening and cooking. She is eager to learn and cherish all kinds of writing.
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This poem operates at several levels. It’s about a person and India’s future. Shalini asks us to treat him Gently, with loving care. This poem, in Different Truths, transcends the individual realms deftly. Have you seen that lonely Indian man Disguised in colourful coats – the people pleaser Neither his friends knew, who he is. […]

The God Within

Geethanjali Dilip

Geethanjali Dilip

Geethanjali Dilip celebrates life through her soul's expression in poetry. Her first published anthology is 'Between Moms and Sons' co-authored with Aakash Sagar. She contributes poems to many online pages and communities in Facebook. Her pages on Facebook are Alcove ATMA and Geethatmaa. She heads Zone Francofone, a French Coaching/ Teaching center at Salem, India.
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Here’s an evocative poem by Geethanjali that operates at several layers – from the mundane to the sublime, in Different Truths. Breathe with me in your desire to imbibe the heaviness of having manifested! Come breathe in every pore that you have covered yourselves with, Layers of births and aeons that you incarnated as forests, raging […]

Oldest Pal (Palindrome Poem)

Shalini Samuel

Shalini Samuel

Shalini Samuel hails from Kanyakumari. She graduated in IT (2006) and did her Masters in Computer Science from Noorul Islam College of Engineering (2008), Kanyakumari. She started writing as a blogger and composed poems that was published in International journals and anthologies. She has ventured into fiction and essays too. She authored a poetry collection ‘Singing Soul’. Her passions include photography, gardening and cooking. She is eager to learn and cherish all kinds of writing.
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In this evocative verse, Shalini searches for the oldest pal, the comfort and joy of being with him, in Different Truths. the age old scroll unfolds itself, once again the vintage smell enthrals my soul I feel so possessive when my fingers move on it I try to read word by word, embossed letters smile the […]

When the Lies are Gone

Olaitan Maryam

Olaitan Maryam

Olaitan is a Nigerian. She is also a Student, Blogger, Sales Representative, Poet, Writer and an Essayist. Some of her poems have been published in anthologies, on webzines and blogs.
Olaitan Maryam

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An intense and powerful protest poem by Olaitan that explores ‘living shadows of truths’ and ‘pleasant tortures’, in Different Truths. The living shadows  Of truths visit The tombs Of our minds, And the pristine silence  Of their battered, starved And naked voices echo The joyful sorrow Of truth To the deadness Of our living ears… With […]

My World

Maya Khandelwal

Maya Khandelwal

Maya, happily married to writing, is a published author of three books- My favourite Mistake Ever, Just Zindagi and A Beautiful Mistake. She’s alsoco-authored I Am a Woman, a tribute to Kamala Das. She’s been a regular contributor at blogsand e- magazines like Womanatics, Bonbology, Learning and Creativity etc. A passionate lover of nature, she can commune with it for hours. Nature, in its various guises, enthrals her.
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As a poet, Maya, has the capacity to create a world that’s her own – away from the divisions and dissensions, the mundane existence. Here’s an evocative verse, in Different Truths. It’s a world of reasons,  arguments,  naked truths,  bitterness,  monotony,  satiety,  loves,  hates,  bitterness,  despair…  It’s world out there…  mundane to the core.  You can’t […]

Why fret for the Bygone Days

Shalini Samuel

Shalini Samuel

Shalini Samuel hails from Kanyakumari. She graduated in IT (2006) and did her Masters in Computer Science from Noorul Islam College of Engineering (2008), Kanyakumari. She started writing as a blogger and composed poems that was published in International journals and anthologies. She has ventured into fiction and essays too. She authored a poetry collection ‘Singing Soul’. Her passions include photography, gardening and cooking. She is eager to learn and cherish all kinds of writing.
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The hardships, pain and agony of life, the iceberg of death, creates the need to escape from its clutches. Shalini achieves it, in this verse, in Different Truths. Yes I have floated on the iceberg of death Strange creatures I met where do you go, I ask the white clouds to faraway land they say I ask […]

Dedicated to all my Poet Friends

Durgesh Verma

Durgesh Verma

Durgesh Verma is working with the NGO, 'Sparsh...Touching Lives', at Varanasi, as a president. This year, he has participated in national workshops on 'Role of Higher Education in the Development of Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship in India' in Institute of Management Studies & 'Development Dialogue 2016' in Swatantrata Bhawan Auditorium, B.H.U., Varanasi. His compositions are published in the USA, Canada and Australia.
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Poems are the life and blood of the poets. In this verse that Durgesh dedicates to all his poet friends, he reviews the many virtues of poems, in Different Truths. Though my word expressions are not so poetic. Yet, I’m proceeding little steps to refine my confined thoughts. Muse of my mind are made for the […]

The Rule of Ego

Anoucheka Gangabissoon

Anoucheka Gangabissoon

Anoucheka Gangabissoon is a primary school educator in Mauritius.She writes poems and short stories on a wide range of subjects.She publishes regularly on online poetry sites and manages her own poetry blog.She has published a collection of poems in print, in her country, titled “Awakened Fancies.”
Anoucheka Gangabissoon

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Here’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 […]

Discovery

Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat living in Borlänge, Sweden, where he writes fiction and poetry. Some of his most recent work has appeared in: Foreign & Far Away – Writers Abroad Anthology,Sleeping Cat Books – Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Pirene’s Fountain, Tic Toc, and Storm Cycle Anthologies - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Vine Leaves, and Cordite Poetry Review.

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Bruce warns us of a powerful enemy that feed on hatred and fear in this evocative verse, in Different Truths. Our enemy is faster without doubts and unencumbered by the cloth of ethics Without mercy wearing skins of every race beyond the reach of simple justice. Do not think that he is beaten in a single battle […]

Mental Suffering

Vatsala Radhakeesoon

Vatsala Radhakeesoon

Born in Mauritus, in1977, Vatsala Radhakeesoon has had a keen interest in poetry writing since a very young age. Her poems have been featured in local and international newspapers, magazines, journals and anthologies. Her first poetry book ‘When Solitude Speaks’ was published in 2013 on the approval of the Ministry of Arts and Culture (Mauritius). She is currently self-employed and continues to write poems in English, French, Kreol and Hindi.
Vatsala Radhakeesoon

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Alienation adds to the turmoil and mental sufferings of a person. The contrast of the chirping birds with a bleeding heart is rooted in the legacy of romanticism. A sensitive poem by Vatsala, for Different Truths. There’s a cool tropical morning breeze outside, Birds are chirping and inviting me to sing along But I have a heavy […]

The Tyranny of WhatsApp

Nilakshi Roy

Nilakshi Roy

Nilakshi is an Associate Professor of English teaching in Vaze college, and an occasional academic writer.
Nilakshi Roy

Our life is more and more dependent on social media sites and apps. Here, Nilakshi verses about the pulls and pressures of WhatsApp tongue-in- cheek, for Different Truths. The dancing dots Jiving with ‘typing…’ Or the deathly silence Of the dreadful ‘online’ Where? Doing what? On a call? Listening to music? Writing elsewhere? Do I even […]

Romancing the Celestial Bodies and Strawberry Fragrance

Sehar Siddiqi

Sehar Siddiqi

Sehar is a communication skills trainer, she has good experience in writing on various issues. She is a blogger, book writer and enthusiastic traveller. A native of Allahabad, she believes in experiencing the small things of life in a big way. Sehar likes to work in groups and learn new things. Her motto is to enjoy life in small packets.
Sehar Siddiqi

Here are two literary works by Sehar, a poem and a short story, woven around the theme of the silent solitude. In Romancing the Celestial Bodies, she delves into the many emotions that the moon, stars and the sun give us, silently. What if these heavenly bodies spoke, she wonders. Strawberry Fragrance deals with silent communication of a […]

Trusted friend

Sunila Khemchandani

Sunila Khemchandani

Sunila Khemchandani, a double graduate from India, now based in the Canary Islands, has several poems published in international English anthologies like Synthesis - Duet Anthology, Umbilical Cords, Aquarelle -Wall 6, Selfhood, etc. Her poems have been highly recommended. She’s a winner of the Reuel International prize for Writing and Literature, 2016, for fiction and best annual poet, 2008, in poetriesonline.com. Her anthology, ‘The Virtual Reality’ with seven poets awaits its release.
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The inner voice is no longer abstract. It has a persona and it lights up a cigarette, an interesting metaphor. Sunila verses about this ‘trusted friend’ in a fresh voice, for Different Truths. My inner voice lit a cigarette Smoke of which first seemed to suffocate Nay it awakened my meek senses Warned me to stay far […]

Philomel

Maya Khandelwal

Maya Khandelwal

Maya, happily married to writing, is a published author of three books- My favourite Mistake Ever, Just Zindagi and A Beautiful Mistake. She’s alsoco-authored I Am a Woman, a tribute to Kamala Das. She’s been a regular contributor at blogsand e- magazines like Womanatics, Bonbology, Learning and Creativity etc. A passionate lover of nature, she can commune with it for hours. Nature, in its various guises, enthrals her.
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A poetic dialogue by Maya about the clandestine life in the post-social site world. The kiss-and-tell truth of the now generation, where lust is not only lived but flaunted too. Exposing the harsh realities of the contemporary times, for Different Truths. “You know what?” “!!!!” “I slept with a tycoon last night!” “Don’t tell me!” “Yesss!!” […]

Black

Olaitan Maryam

Olaitan Maryam

Olaitan is a Nigerian. She is also a Student, Blogger, Sales Representative, Poet, Writer and an Essayist. Some of her poems have been published in anthologies, on webzines and blogs.
Olaitan Maryam

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Here’s a protest poem by Olaitan with epic sensibility for Different Truths. It’s intense and passionate. Her pain is palpable and it moves from the individual to the cosmic. The fertile womb That lays souls… The robust breast That spills… The seed Of the ancients; The black soil that never withers. The root Of sacred trees; […]

Us

Mallika Bhaumik

Mallika Bhaumik

Mallika did her post graduation in English from Calcutta University. She is fond of reading. She composes poems and has contributed to online poetry groups. She is deeply interested music, cooking and travelling. Mallika runs an event management company with her husband.Historical places enchants her. She lives in Kolkata, India with her husband and two sons.
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Love or its loss is found among the mundane, everyday things. It speaks through the most ordinary objects about two people very close. Here’s a love poem by Mallika, for Different Truths. A cleaning spree, some dusty memories found in a drawer of the bedside table. A cluster of things, mostly bills , old prescriptions , warranty […]

Gist of Fleeting Memories

Durgesh Verma

Durgesh Verma

Durgesh Verma is working with the NGO, 'Sparsh...Touching Lives', at Varanasi, as a president. This year, he has participated in national workshops on 'Role of Higher Education in the Development of Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship in India' in Institute of Management Studies & 'Development Dialogue 2016' in Swatantrata Bhawan Auditorium, B.H.U., Varanasi. His compositions are published in the USA, Canada and Australia.
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Memories remain and often becomes part of our identity. Here’s a poem by Durgesh, for Different Truths, where he takes the ‘voyage within’ to emerge enriched. A Lotus blooms  on the sediment of memories. An old man is the real owner  of those golden stories. By remembering those glimpse he goes in past. Where – He […]