The Shady Me – In the arms of Depression

Written By – Neha Gupta (Author of “Phases of Moon”)

Dark are the clouds of pessimism,

Darker than the starless night.

Oh Lord! I cannot see through it any more,

The smog of emptiness is chocking my soul.

 

The big ‘D’ has blocked my mind to the light and happiness,

And has made me numb to all happy factors around.

 

I feel burrying my face into my soul and never get up,

to face the odds, that chill my spine through.

 

The fury, anger, anxiety have become the devils of my heart,

Busy corroding me inside, making me feel to end the strife.

A strife between my dearies and the ascending mounds of emptiness.

 

For a moment, I am sane

And again it’s the same drenching pain.

It kills, it makes me still every second,

Makes me think, if I am the same person, loved and lovable,

Am I the same creature, whose smile would light up lives?

 

I want to pull myself out, before the big ‘D’ gulps me in,

Burdening me more with the guilt and sin.

 

I need that light of love and hope,

That can carry me through this dark

And lead me to contentment, peace and love.

Peace, that I can make with my soul

And feel the world lively and whole.

 

“Phases of Moon”  is available in print and as an E book on Amazon, Flipkart, Infibeam, Kobo and Google play.

Neha

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Dreams

Written By – Sujata Chatterjee (Author of “ Looking through the PRISM : Spectrum”)

When you have a dream

Save them in your heart

It will be oxygenated in your lungs

It shall run through your arteries

And be distributed to your organs.

 

Do not store them in your eyes

As they will fall as tears

Your photographic retina

Shall focus the dreams as sadness

Your iris will develop them as negatives.

 

Do not store them in your brain

As it will drown in the cerebrospinal fluid

Fall into the sulci from the gyri

The grey matter will ask questions

And will forever search for answers

The answers that even Google doesn’t know.

~ By Dr Sujata Chatterje

 

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उम्मीदों का सूरज

कहीं तो निकलेगा उम्मीदों का सूरज,
कभी तो होगी खुशी की सुबह।
चल रहा हूँ एक राह पकड़ कर,
समय,वजह ना मंज़िल की खबर।।
हर सुबह निकलेगा कारवां,
हर सुबह ढूंढेगे नया ठिकाना।
रुखसत लेकर पुरानी मंज़िल से,
पूछता हूँ मैं अपने दिल से।।
ना जाने कितनी दूर और चलेंगे,
ना जाने कितने दिन और ढलेंगे।
फिर आती है दिल से ही आवाज़,
फिर से छिड़ जाता है वही साज़।।
कहीं तो निकलेगा उम्मीदों का सूरज,
कभी तो होगी खुशी की सुबह।।
                                -अक्स  (Anuj Sharma)
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ऐसा तो बस माँ ही हो सकती है।

सृष्टि की जननी है वो, वो प्रकृति का सौंदर्य है
वह ब्रह्मा का स्वरुप है, वो विष्णु का गर्व है
सरस्वती का रूप है तो दुर्गा का भी शौर्य है
तू आदि है, तू अंत है, तू सृष्टि का ऐश्वर्य है।

माँ प्रेम है, माँ चैन है, माँ प्रेम का प्रतीक है
माँ चाह है, माँ राह है, माँ लोरी का संगीत है
माँ स्नेह है, वात्सल्य है, माँ हर हार मे भी जीत है
माँ माँ माँ तू सर्वस्व है मेरा तू आत्मा का गीत है।

तू जननी है तू सबला है, तू संजीवनी है
तू पिता का संबल, तू शिशु का आसमान है,
तू पत्नी है, तू बहू है, तू ही परिवार की धूरी है
जीवन के हर रूप को महकाए वो कस्तुरी है।

कुछ भी कहूँ तेरे लिए कम ही जान पड़ता है
ऐ माँ तुझसे ही दुनिया जहान लगता है।
ठोकर खा के भी जो प्रेम दे जीवन दे
ऐसा चरित्र तो बस माँ का ही हो सकता है।

                                         ~ साहिल

 

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क्या बात है?

किताब के पन्नें पलट कर सोचता हूँ,
यूँ पलट जाती जिंदगी तो क्या बात है?
रात कटती नही दिन बहलता नही,
यूँ जो ख़ुशियाँ से भर जाए तो क्या बात है?

मिट्टी से बने और मिल गये मिट्टी में
यूँ पल भर में जी लेते जिंदगी तो क्या बात है?
ढूँढते थे जिन्हें दर-बदर
वो यूँहि एक मोड़ पर मिल जाते, तो क्या बात है?

सब कुछ पाया एक तेरे सिवाय,
यूँहि मिल जाते हमें तो क्या बात है?
तस्वीरों से बातें की, फिर दिल को समझाया,
ख़्वाबों से निकल आते, तो क्या बात है?

किताब के पन्नें पलट कर सोचता हूँ,
यूँ पलट जाती जिंदगी तो क्या बात है?
रास्ते कठिन है, चलना है दूर तलक
यूँहि संग चलते चलते, कट जाती जिंदगी तो क्या बात है?

                          ~ सुब्रत सौरभ 

मुझे देखती है जिंदगी कुछ इस तरह से

मेरी किताब “कुछ वो पल” का एक अंश।

 

मुझे देखती है जिंदगी कुछ इस तरह से,

और पूछती है बड़ी अदब से,

की बता तेरी अब ख़्वाहिश क्या है?

 

हम भी बड़े इत्मीनान से,

थोड़ा मुस्कुरा के मोहब्बत में,

नजरें झुकाए तेरा नाम लेते।

 

फिर थोड़ा मुस्कुरा के और जरा अदब से,

वो पूछती है नजरे झुकाए,

की बता तेरी मंजिल कहाँ है?

 

हम भी बड़े फक्र से और बड़ी बेफिक्री से,

उस रास्ते को जहाँ तेरा घर है,

बड़े शान से ईशारा करते है।

 

फिर संकोच करते हुए और एक मायूसी से,

उसने पूछा चिड़चिड़ा के,

की बता तेरी पहचान क्या है?

 

सोचा हमने कई पहर, बेरोजगारी के आलम में,

एक जवाब की तलाश में, इस उलझन से निकलने के लिए

फिर कहाँ – “कहना उसे”,

हमें वो भूल जाए, की अब हम चलते है।

                                      ~ सुब्रत सौरभ

जिंदगी की सीख

खतरों के अंदाजे भर से
दीवारों के दरारों से
कुछ अपने और परायो से
इतना सब कुछ सीखा है।

कुछ टूटी फूटी सड़को से
कुछ लड़खड़ाते कदमों से
कुछ मंजिल की लालच से
इतना सब कुछ सीखा है।

जब थक हार के बैठें थे
जब जंग हार के बैठें थे
फिर गिर के उठना, फिर से चलना
इतना सब कुछ सीखा है।

                           ~ सुब्रत सौरभ

 

माँ

दिल दुखाया जब माँ का, उसकी आंखे भर आएगी,
माँ तो आखिर माँ है, पल भर मे मान जाएगी।।
सुकून है उसकी गोद मे, नींद अच्छी आएगी,
दुख दूर होगा सब तेरा, जब तुझे गले लगाएगी।।

समेट लेगी खुशियाँ,  सारे जहां से तेरे लिये,
पर खुद अपना दर्द तुझे नही बताएगी।
और कुछ माँग ले तू उससे, तो ये याद रख,
वो हँसते हँसते, तेरे लिए जहर भी पी जाएगी ।।

कुछ कर दो तुम ऐसा, जब पापा की याद आएगी,
और जब डाँट लगेगी पापा से, तब भी माँ बचाने आएगी।।

                                 ~ सुब्रत सौरभ

Book Review – Phases of Moon

Title: Phases of Moon
Poet: Neha Jindal
Pages: 54
Published in: 2017
Publisher: Notion Press

Phases of Moon- A poetic journey of a girl, is a debut book of the author, Neha Jindal. The book is a collection of twenty poems that beautifully describes the journey of a girl. It is a short yet engaging work by the author. The poems are written in a rhythmic pattern giving an emotional flow.

Author has been able to cover divergent phases of a girl’s life, starting from teenage to womanhood. She has been able to clearly bring out the essence of the title of the book, “Phases of Moon”. As the moon changes and grows through distinct phases, in the same way a girl’s life goes through different transitions.

The book is divided into three sections:

  • Teenage Shower – It will make you dive into your teens filled with silly infatuations and seasons of love.
  • Tied the Knot – This section shares beautiful poems about the marital phase of a girl’s life.
  • Emotions Unleashed – I found poetry in this section interesting as it covers some symbolic poems and other avenues of life.

I would like to share excerpts from some of the poems that appealed to me a lot.

From one of my favourite poem, Teenage, that felt like my emotions were re-written,

“We want someone, with whom we can chat for a while,
If not so, at least a person with whom we can exchange a smile.
At night the cosy bed has began to create fears,
As we need someone to smile for and in his love to shed tears.”

Another poem that touched my heart is Small saint, which is a symbolic poetry and portrays heart as a small saint. I loved how the poetess beautifully describes the attributes of a heart. Sharing some lines from the same:

“This little saint is calm and serene,
But when it goes mean, it creates an awful scene.
The hut destroyed and the garden ruined,
Both by the destiny are twined.
All the servants who used to bow, lose their worth,
Ready to be buried, in the earth.”

 

I would recommend this book to all the poetry lovers. The best part of this book is its written in simple English and is very relatable to our life. If you are looking for a refreshing poetical read do check it out at Amazon at the link given below.

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Book Review – Lantern

Title: Lantern
Poet: Sprith Shrivastava & Shashikant Singh
Pages: 126
Publishedin: 2017
Publisher: Notion Press

Lantern is accumulation of poetries with some short stories. It contains 44 poems and 5 stories. The book can be read altogether in about two to three hours! The book is simple and crisp. The stories are of fictional nature, with twist and turns here and there. ‘The Mind Traveller’ is story of a scientist with an ironical ending. ‘Aurum’ on the other hand is a story of pirates and their dilemmas. The authors have really pulled out the story quite well especially with respect to the accent and dialect of the pirates. The story is engaging and well narrated. On the other hand, ‘The Master of Time’, a science fiction story, of how a boy turns a boring day into an adventure by eliminating a probable terrorist attack. There is also a spine-chilling horror story to keeps the reader engaged till the end!

Apart from the stories, the authors have put up a great content of thoughtful yet amazing poetries.

The poems are centered on myriad subjects such rains, street lights, love, thoughts etc. For e.g. in the poem, ‘The Shepherd’ the authors have beautifully compared one’s thoughts and one’s self to the sheep and the shepherd. In the poem, ‘Fallen Leaves of Autumn’, the authors share one side of love and have put it out with beautiful rhythms. ‘The Sweet Family and Me the Culprit’ portrays the life of mother hen and its tragic story. It very carefully sheds light on the very tragic and sorry life story of chickens and their death one by one; and how we as humans are culprit in it. Truly an amazing creation. We all do sins and we know it. ‘The Werewolf’ captures the same and shows how one fights and tries to keep himself away and yet cannot restrain himself and gives up before his sins.

Apart from the above, the book has many good write-ups to offer. It is worth a one-time read and a book to keep and refer to.

The book is engaging and has refreshing content. Some of my best excerpts from the book:

“… we don’t pillage! We trade with principles and rules … good man, ye be… All of you… British merchants trading in India … Ye be quite rich and well to do…”
“… if destiny has other plans and I don’t return … Then perchance this letter would be my last…”
“… some are silent
some are weak
some are tender
some are sleek…”
“… standing around the mountains,
I look down on the sunny days,
I couldn’t find you, amongst the crowd…
Against the sun, to find me, do you look up and gaze?”
“…I yelled on my fate…
For what I had this date…
I found myself as the culprit…
For I had seen the whole lovely, innocent family Converted in to spirit…”
“… the agony is unbearable,
And he tries to break the shackles…
For every second seems an eternity,
The affliction that needs to be tackled…”

The book is a must read. Won’t take much time and will be a worthwhile. A recommend. Kudos to the writers… Job well done!

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