‘Being Human’: Avinash Dev

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Where did we falter my dear
Where did things go awry

What is that we did do that we are here
What is that we did not do that fate took over

Whom to blame for all this mess
Just wondering if there’s a way out of this.

If only I can undo the changes going back in time
And fix those things that went wrong,

Do I think that we can be together,
and regain the eternity that is gone for ever

Alas I am just human, tuned only to move with time
No way I see to pull it back and set things in line.

A POEM BY AVNASH DEV

THE LITERARY JEWELS

Vol. 2, I-iv & Vol.3, I-i

 

Poem: The Seasons Within

By Divyakshi Gupta

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The seasons within

Fiery anger

Scorching words

Heated arguments..

Unsatiated thirst.

 

Dusty everything.

Its summer within.

 

Drops of joy

Lashing over the heart

Green cover

Refreshed soul

As if born again

 

Showers dissolving everything

Its raining within

 

Chilling silence

Icy hearts

Yearning for warmth

Longer nights

 

A frosty mask over everything

Its winter within

 

Blossomed buds

Scentful flowers

Colourful paths

Fresh beginnings

 

Beauty in everything.

It’s spring within

 

Akin to the shades of a tree

Every phase is temporary

Just like the seasons within me

just like the seasons within me…

Poem: A MONTH TOGETHER

By Anirban Mukerji

 

During the next 40 years

these chance meetings,

phone calls and SMSs  will add up

and

when you are 85

and I am 84

We can say

that we have been together

for just about a month now

Poem: HALLUCINATION

By Atri Majumdar

 

An indomitable curiosity,

Striving,attaining perfection

And again obliteraring-

A circle of futility

A myriad of explosions,

Outbursts of passion.

 

Unreasonable yet still seeking

Haunting pleasures undefined

Nights lost in carnality,

Dizzy days-uncanny, superficial;

Intoxicating sleep of nightmares

Grasping time in space.

 

Vast, infinite, yet constricted,

Returning to etched pains,

Hope burning-flickering stars;

Round and round, again and again

Visions replayed, hallucinating.