Poems

I am the Poem

Anumita Chatterjee Roy

Anumita Chatterjee Roy

Anumita Chatterjee Roy is an artist at heart. She has an eye for the unusual. Her naturescapes make her the quintessential Romantic. She paints, is passionate about photography, creates word images in her verses and loves to write. She cooks delicacies and is a foodie. Born in India, she was brought up in several countries. These strengthened the global citizen in her. She now lives in the Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and two sons.
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A poem is born through its creator, the poet. Here the poem is persistent like a child, till the poet and the poem become one. Here’s a tribute to poems on the World Poetry Day, by Anumita, in Different Truths. Half-way down the stairs, I saw a small poem Tiptoeing around it I go, A […]

Yearning to Yawn

Usha Sridhar

Usha Sridhar

Usha Sridhar is an independent researcher and resides in Bangalore. At a personal level she loves travelling, is an avid bird watcher and an amateur photographer.Usha is passionate about poetry and short stories. She loves to observe the ebb and flow of life around and weave them into tales in verse. Her poems and short story contributions have appeared in RatemyLiterature, MuseIndia, and efiction India. Her poems have also appeared in several anthologies.
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Here’s a brilliant nonsense verse by Usha, on World Poetry Day, about yawn, in Different Truths. When a yawn is out in the open It leads to a lot of commotion For concentration it has broken; Leading to an ugly outpouring of emotions. It leaves you completely helpless. You have now become defenceless As you […]

Homeless

Meenakshi M Singh

Meenakshi M Singh

Meenakshi M. Singh is an author of three books Soulful Symphony, Aawaz and I am Enough. She is also the founder of creativeHappiness and SheTheShakti Inc. – Woman Empowerment Center, an IT professional, theater actress, mentor, mother of twin daughters and a home maker. She is conferred with the much reputed Karamveer Chakra Award, REX Global Fellowship, Magicka Women's Achiever's Award, Pride of Women Award by the Aagaman Group and the SashaktNari Parishad -- Pride of Nation Award for her contribution.
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Here’s a powerful and intense women-centric protest poem by Meenakshi, in Different Truths. I have always been a cuckoo bird Raising, egging my being in other’s nests Always in search of a home of my own Where this life could blossom Well, I am an Indian woman I have always been a caged bird My […]

Whispers of 10,000 Generations

Abhik Shome

Abhik Shome

Abhik Shome is a singer-songwriter, author and poet from New Delhi, India. His creative writings are bilingual (Hindi and English). His genres include prose, free verse, haiku, tanka, flash fiction and short stories. His works have been published in various National and International literary magazines, such as Spirits, The official journal of Indiana University North West (USA), Writers and Lovers Studio (Taiwan), Essence of Eternal Happiness (An Amazon India listed Bestselling Poetry Anthology), among others.
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An evocative poem by Abhik. Here’s a lyric with epic sensibility, in Different Truths. Whispers of 10,000 generations Lead me to my garden Oh space of knowledge and thought Strike me, I ask ardent. Ages pass Universes flow The will of humanity Makes clocks go Water is water It flows in you, it flows in […]

Be the Gentlemen

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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Vatsala finds the brute strength of men, when they are crass or gross, unacceptable. She asks them to be the gentleman and fulfil the divine design. Here’s the poem, in Different Truths. Slim or athletic but always the physically stronger ones, O Men! God has created you with all his mightiness You’ve been blessed with […]

Indelible Kiss

Alok Mishra

Alok Mishra

Born in India in 1981, an award-winning poet, Alok Mishra has been writing poems since a very young age. He is a teacher by profession. He loves to write poems replete with divinity and romance.
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An evocative and sensual love poem by Alok, where he sees various elements of Nature in love. It inspires the lover in him. Here’s his verse, in Different Truths. Golden beams of the setting sun Descend from heaven upon the great ocean; And embracing the dancing frisky waves, As if never to be parted, Kiss, […]

Earthly Life

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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Life has been likened with journeys. Here Shalini compares the voyage of life with a train journey, in Different Truths. Who is the engine driver? Have you seen him? I visit the seven compartments where passengers reside Some compartments big, some small every passenger unique they are diverse yet unified Wars come and go Jealousies […]

Us, just us

Nilakshi Roy

Nilakshi Roy

Nilakshi is an Associate Professor of English teaching in Vaze college, and an occasional academic writer.
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Here’s an evocative love poem by Nilakshi, as we celebrate the season of fertility and bounty, with the festival of colours, in Different Truths. Will there be a time  When there’ll be us Just us Waiting for each other Holding on to each other As life passes by… Will we watch people go About their […]

Child-bride

Luz Maria Lopez

Luz Maria Lopez

Luz María López is a published poet, narrator, translator, editor and advocate. She leads the “World Poetic Front Defending Women’s Rights” (WM). Has contributed academic articles and essays about psycho-social aspects of the genre that are published in several periodicals, magazines and the web. Holds degrees in Psychology and Science and is a Certified Conflict Resolution Mediator. She is an international traveler and nurtures multicultural brotherhood (sisterhood). Luz Maria is from Puerto Rico, Caribbean island.
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Here’s a poem by Luz María. She dedicates it to the child-brides for their suffering is a shame to humanity. the full morning was sunless, like a premonition at this hour the rag doll over the bed cried with me i looked at my new face full of colors deemed for adulthood a veil was […]

We Mean Business, Baby

Abha Iyengar

An internationally author, poet and British Council certified creative writing facilitator. Abha’s story, “The High Stool”, was nominated for the Story South Million Writers Award. Her poem-film “Parwaaz” won a special jury prize at Patras, Greece, acclaimed at international film festivals. She received the Lavanya Sankaran fellowship 2009-10. Her published works are Yearnings (poetry), Flash Bites (flash fiction), Shrayan (fantasy) Many Fish to Fry (novella) and The Gourd Seller and Other Stories (short stories).

Here’s a protest poem by Abha, on the occasion of International Women’s Day (IWD), exclusively in Different Truths.    They say You have come a long way, baby. I say I have a long way to go, baby. But I am getting there. I know The long and weary path We women have trudged for […]

An Anthology of Poems Celebrating Womanhood

Different Truths Poets

Different Truths Poets

Lily Swarn, Shail Raghuvanshi, Anoucheka Gangabissoon, Dr. Chandra Prakash Sharma, Alok Mishra, Vatsala Radhakeesoon, Luz Maria Lopez, Basudeb Chakraborti, Devika Raghave, Nandita Samanta, Shyamal Kumar Majumder, Sumana Bhattacharjee, Dr.Tithankar Das Purokasyatha, Kabir Deb, Sailasree Potay, Nayonika Sen, Sindhuja Veeraraghavan, Shernaz Wadia, Mamta Joshi, Lata Rathore, Mrinalani Harchandrai, Neelam Dadhwal, Nalini Priyadarshani, Sudeshna Mukherjee, Runa Srivastava. Swapna Behra, Sunila Khemchandani, Menakshi M. Singh, Harshali Singh, Dr. Brajesh Gupta, Aika Srivastava, Kiren Babal, Edidiong Bassey, Rochelle Potkar, Sarojini Pattayat, Pratima Apte, Monika Ajay Kaul, Roula Pollard
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We are pleased to present An Anthology of Poems Celebrating Womanhood, as part of the International Women’s Day (IWD) Theme that we, in Different Truths are featuring, spread over three days, between March 6 and 8, 2017. Poems may be likened to a mother. It is perhaps the purest form of creative expression. Take any literature, in any […]

From a Woman’s Heart

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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In this verse, Vatsala tells us what it means to be a woman. She talks of the heart of the fairer sex, searching what love means. A sensitive and sensuous poem, for Different Truths. I am a woman created by God with much tenderness, Blessed am I with the rights to love a gentleman who knows […]

Submission to Life

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.”
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In 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 […]

I Suffer for only Sawdust

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad is a physician /psychiatrist holding doctorates in pharmacology, history and philosophy plus a higher doctorate. He is also a qualified barrister and geneticist. He is a regular columnist in several newspapers, has published over 100 books and has been described by the Cambridge News as the 'most educationally qualified in the world'.
Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

The suffering of the poet is insignificant – the metaphor sawdust reminds us of TS Eliot. Like Abhimanyu of Mahabharata, his knowledge is pre-natal. This poem, for Different Truths, operates at many levels, encompassing the complexities of life, rebirths, pain and death. I suffer for only sawdust My knowledge is pre-natal of restlessness, and indifference. The block […]

Metamorphosis

Ipsita Ganguli

Ipsita Ganguli

A Hotelier by profession who believes in offering memories to her guests~and the charm of being a tiny part of the stories of their lives. A student of the myriad experiences that life holds out and believing that there is never any stop to learning. Above all, A people’s person relishing a connect with a variety of lives. Ipsita writes because She Must. Because there is no other way for her.
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An intense and powerful woman-centric verse by Ipsita, for Different Truths. This world around me Hold me up; Turns me round Pulls and pushes me down And just as I start frowning at it I look up and see the stars And smell the salty sea My lungs fill up My lips curve into a […]

A Mini-Anthology of Poems on V-Day

Different Truths Poets

Different Truths Poets

Lily Swarn, Shail Raghuvanshi, Anoucheka Gangabissoon, Dr. Chandra Prakash Sharma, Alok Mishra, Vatsala Radhakeesoon, Luz Maria Lopez, Basudeb Chakraborti, Devika Raghave, Nandita Samanta, Shyamal Kumar Majumder, Sumana Bhattacharjee, Dr.Tithankar Das Purokasyatha, Kabir Deb, Sailasree Potay, Nayonika Sen, Sindhuja Veeraraghavan, Shernaz Wadia, Mamta Joshi, Lata Rathore, Mrinalani Harchandrai, Neelam Dadhwal, Nalini Priyadarshani, Sudeshna Mukherjee, Runa Srivastava. Swapna Behra, Sunila Khemchandani, Menakshi M. Singh, Harshali Singh, Dr. Brajesh Gupta, Aika Srivastava, Kiren Babal, Edidiong Bassey, Rochelle Potkar, Sarojini Pattayat, Pratima Apte, Monika Ajay Kaul, Roula Pollard
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On the occasion of the Valentine’s Day, we bring to you a mini-anthology of six poems from India and Mauritius, showing many colours of love. Lily ponders about what love is in the refrain of her three stanzas, in her poem, The Thing called Love. Shail talks of a traveller in a train, among indifferent […]

Treadmill

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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Here’s a sensitive poem by Bruce that depicts a slice of life, in Different Truths. The poet presents a slice of life, where a father watches a daughter with pride, with his five-year- old son. It explores human emotions, beautifully. I have stumbled on A smiling dad Stands tall behind a treadmill And his five year old […]

Disquiet…

Devika Raghave

Devika Raghave

Devika loves to embark on new experiences, meet people, and walk the unexplored paths. Then, she puts her memories into writing to share with the world.
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An evocative and enchanting poem of love and loss that leaves behind a sense of disquiet of nature, by Devika, for Different Truths. You stood up Shook the ends Dusted earth Twigs n fronds Liberated…!!   Felt your breath Lime blossom bloom Sun kissed valley Eager to please Sigh…!!   Embrace me one sweep, a glance […]

Bee / Ego

Debasis Tripathy

Debasis Tripathy

Debasis Tripathy is an IT professional based in Bangalore. A little unlikely for his profession, he is passionate about words, rhythm and rhyming. He believes that poems can be powerful without losing simplicity. Many of his lyrics reveal the same belief and reflect his personality. His work has appeared in several literary magazines.
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Here are two poems by Debasis for Different Truths. The first poem, Bee, celebrates the nature, the bee and the honey it collects from far away like a distant song. His second poem, Ego, in a voyage within, where the poet unveils himself. His choice of imagery and metaphors are wonderful. Bee From farther than far a song […]

She Never Saw Him Again

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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An evocative love poem of loss and remembrances, by Monika, for Different Truths. She never saw him again Their love was very brief They couldn’t be together And this was her only grief The moments are still alive She remember it all very clear His touch, his voice, his eyes The mark on his face, […]

Blooming Lotus

Alok Mishra

Alok Mishra

Born in India in 1981, an award-winning poet, Alok Mishra has been writing poems since a very young age. He is a teacher by profession. He loves to write poems replete with divinity and romance.
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A sensuous poem that celebrates the beauty of nature and the beauty of the bride on the nuptial night, by Alok, for Different Truths. Searching for beauty I stroll around the steep mountains, Dales, alongside the singing and dancing rivers; Peep through the dew drenched blades Of green and velvety grass, Covering the ground untravelled; Touch every feeling Of […]

After the Taste of Juicy Zobo-Blood

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 anti-war protest poem by Martins, for Different Truths. After fuddled in thought around 12am, in the serene night I depleted my thought which was flitting through my mind my thought I proffered no ears but nature reasoned with me. When depleted, it was just like a cannikin tipsy with water and then disgorged. Night […]

Annual Moksha on Sand Banks

Mamta Joshi

Mamta Joshi

Mamta Joshi did her post graduation in History from University of Allahabad. She writes short stories, reflective essays, prose pieces on every day life in national dailies and international e-magazines. She writes with equal ease in Hindi. For over two decades, as a teacher of English in college section at SMC, Allahabad, she has been
interacting with young minds, understanding their pulse and in turn being savvy on technology, fitness, fashion, humour and rumour too.
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Mamta beautifully depicts the supermarket of religion that springs up, in Allahabad, every year, where religion is commerce. Here Moksha (salvation) is an annual dose. The imagery and metaphors are picturesque in this verse, for Different Truths. My City A drowsy settlement Located on the confluence Of three holy rivers Singing primeval epiphanies Transforms annually Into a […]

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 […]