Poem by Sandip Saha

 

Refuse to exist

Vast blue sky around us
stretches mind to infinite
with endless desire we live
but one day it perishes
leaving behind scars of pain.

What for we are born
why we have to die
how we can remain pawns
in the hands of unseen devil
bowing down to it crying?

Close down all temples
there is no need of church
mosque is meaningless
why you worship, whom?
No religion can deny death.

Women fight for freedom
from the tyranny of men
coming out of home
they face abuse globally
instead of merely inside the family.

Oh girl you look so pretty
why lost way to knit a family
you have been drowned
in glamour of outside gimmick
replacing love by pervert lust.

Oh human do not chant
‘Life is so beautiful’
being immersed in filth
making fool of yourself;
refuse with all might to exist at all.

 

Sandip Saha is a chemical engineer and doctorate (PhD) in metallurgical engineering from India. He has got three awards for his scientific work and 33 publications on his scientific research work including three patents. He is a winner of Poetry Matters Project Lit Prize-2018. He has published one collection of poems (anthology), Quest for freedom available in amazon.com. He is published in many poetry journals including Better Than Starbucks Poetry Magazine, Pif Magazine, The Cape Rock: Poetry, Las Positas Anthology-Havik, Pasadena City College Inscape Magazine, Shot Glass Journal, The Wayne Literary Review, Tiny Seed Literary Journal, felan,Snapdragon, and The Ghazal Page.

Poet/Photographer Jennifer Matthews’ poetry has been published in Nepal by Pen Himalaya and locally by the Wilderness Retreat Writers Organization, Midway Journal, The Somerville Times, Ibbetson Street Press and Boston Girl Guide. Jennifer was nominated for a poetry award by the Cambridge Arts Council for her book of Poetry Fairy Tales and Misdemeanors. Her songs have been released nationally and internationally and her photography has been used as covers for a number of Ibbetson Street Press poetry books and has been exhibited at The Middle East Restaurant, 1369 Coffeehouses, Sound Bites Restaurant in Somerville and McLean Hospital.

 

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