Poems

A Scaffolding of Love

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s an intense and powerful women-centric poem by Mamta that celebrates her love despite countless sufferings, for Different Truths. Throbbing with exhaustion and pain Cramped muscles ache for rest The daily routine of endless hours Begins before sunrise The sun sets but she plods on.   Every village in the distant hills Relies on these […]

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The Ultimate

Reading Time: 1 minuteA sensuous and erotic poem by Amrinder, for Different Truths. Soaring of passions like Powerful winged birds. A cataract of pleasure Cascading over flesh. Grim determined pursuits  Without civilised graces. Faces contorted As if in pain. The grappling and groping As if battling for life, Like two wild animals In lethal combat. The exquisite torture, […]

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Hearty Heaves

Reading Time: 2 minutesHere’s an intense and inward-looking love poem by Anouchika, for Different Truths. I bit my lips hard and faced Love Love, bold and pretentious Mindless of my heart’s tidal heaves Looked at me with light heartedness, Winked at me playfully and smiled coyly! I opened my mouth, wanting to have Musical artistic productions from my […]

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Be a Paragon of Peace

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s a poem of hope and peace by Manthena, for Different Truths. When you love all foes you have no woes Embittered enmity flees with fear on toes  Loyal love for the world turns you a victor  You go on showering  love above a sector Nobility is the peerless promoter of peace Amity accelerates its […]

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From Silence to Resilience!

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s an inward-looking, women-centric poem where Aishwarya talks of her voyage, her insecurities and strengths, for Different Truths. as I pondered in silence… my life reeled before me from when I’d my sensibilities a myriad of collages replayed some clear, some cluttered, yet, somehow they all mattered!   a journey indeed ~ it’s been for […]

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In Love with a Doctor

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn intense love poem by Amrinder. A patient’s crush for the doctor is celebrated here, for Different Truths. He took my head in both his hands And looked deep into my eyes, He did not see their sparkling beauty Nor the love in them that lies. It was for jaundice and for pallor That he […]

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Her Shattered Dreams

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn evocative woman-centric poem by Sarala that exposes the brutality of traditions, the patriarchal system, for Different Truths. She dreamt of a Beautiful life But all she got was Threats n beatings Kicked till she bled Her face disfigured Her vermilion smudged In her own tears She bled, yes she bled No one to care […]

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Silver Cloud

Reading Time: 2 minutesGeethanjali Dilip revisits the year 2017, in this evocative prose-poem, as part of the Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. Feet move forward much like time. So do days, months and years. Looking back according to me is to look at a reflection, as I would into a placid pond that mirrors truth, showing me […]

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Crossing the Threshold

Reading Time: 2 minutesHarshali describes her journey through the year as she is ready to cross the threshold into the New Year, as part of the Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths.   As I bask in the glow of the golden sun,  Falling prey to the warmth of the merry rays The last few days of this […]

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My Journey as a Poet and Writer in 2017

Reading Time: 4 minutesOur columnist, Lily, looks back at 2017. She recounts her journey as a writer and poet, detailing her more than a year-long journey with this webzine, as Special Feature, exclusively in Different Truths. The first flowers of spring 2017 spread their musky fragrance. After seeing my daughter’s newborn child gurgling in the USA, I launched […]

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