Poems published in June 2021

Journey

a poem by Kabita Rahaman

It’s a journey of you and yourself
You may have persons with you
But they won’t paddle the oar
You are the only one to drive the boat

It’s a journey on the sea of ups and downs
You may get people to celebrate the ups
But no one will be there to groan with you
In the dark lanes in dreams of dark nights

It’s a journey of indomitable storm and gentle breeze
People will feel the breeze of it
But cannot perceive the force of storm
To have a look onto the dire scene you live

Sometimes it moves me to leave everything
All mundane existence with carnality
The soul goes on to be empty
To live a life of nothingness, full freedom and bondlessness