Poems

The Voice

A storm rages in a voice, dispelling tranquillity. Aparajita, the poet, seeks peace and harmony in her Muse. Here’s a poem that moves from despair to hope, in Different Truths. Just a voice And the Herculean storm Hides in air. The scrapped beats now Cool in the harmonica. There’s a break in the meditation, A […]

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We are the Children of Time

Here’s an intense poem by Anca, a lyric with epic proportions, in Different Truths. We are the Children of Time, our dew drops mirror our World, crossing the edges of eternal visions as strings of inception crossing immortal times.   We move along with and through Time, seeking the effervescence of future tenses with stardust […]

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Loving You

Here’s an intense love poem by Nilakshi, in Different Truths, that catalogues her love.   Let me talk of love…   Of Fossil fragrance Of rock-hard chest Of ponytailed haze Of man-bun frame Paco guitar And Rodin-hands.   Derelict muscles Toothless grin Aching heart Blazing eyes Cushiony hands Grey-black beard Wodehouse wit And Saigal songs.   […]

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Love to me

An intense love poem for her spouse by Sailasree, in Different Truths.   Love to me is longing for you Which I cannot overcome No matter what For it is only your love which I would long forever   Love to me is looking at you And admiring my reflection in your eyes No matter […]

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Mirror

Here’s a love poem by Shameena, in Different Truths. For there is none whom I have met To see what’s there I’ll never let When you touched within, I knew, Smother off my chest will clear the blue. I’ve learned to grow up rather fast With so much future and not much past Of things […]

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The Sun Drinks my Lemonade

An intense protest poem by Aparajita, in Different Truths. The sun drinks my lemonade, Stoic of the clouds That swell up with my tears, Husbanding a water we have Abandoned and aborted; And made Kashmir A dry liquor!!   The lout sun-splashed my lemonade. It trickled down her skirt; She shrieked in fear, A ravenous […]

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Four Peace Poems: Syria Deserves a Sky

Here are four poems on Syria, which, we regret, could not be included in The Anthology on Peace, as these were received after the closure of deadline of submissions. Since contest is on, late inclusion was not possible. The four prominent poets, Luz María López, Kiren Babal, Monika Ajay Kaul and Kilasho Michael Seun graciously […]

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The Peace Anthology – People against Genocide: Stop Chemical War in Syria. Save Humanity!

Different Truths presents The Peace Anthology – People against Genocide: Stop Chemical War. Save Humanity! It features 56 poets, with as many poems, from various parts of the world. These responsive, Social Journalist-Poets (a term unique to this Global Participatory Social Journalism Platform), have come together, to express their solidarity against the use of Chemical […]

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My Life is Quite an Open Book

Here’s a humourous take on life, in this verse, by Soumya, in Different Truths. My life is quite an open book You can look in every nook My FB status is Public Where you can find all you seek About my past and present life And what’s more, even my wife Is privy to my […]

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Hitherto

This poem deals with the difficulties faced by the transgender community. Here’s a humane poem by Kabir, on the people most misunderstood in South Asia, in Different Truths.   You have got two receptors of gender with you, so what? We are ‘we’ with two limbs, But who sees your purity inside that draped saree, […]

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