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written by: Dilip Mohapatra



As you stand precariously
on the precipice
dreading to look down
and you are equally scared
to turn around
and retrace your steps
back to the cesspool
that you left behind
don't you despair
the time is not yet up
the story is not yet over.

Just remember
no weapon can ever destroy you
nor can you be burnt by any fire
no water can ever drown you
nor can the wind blow you away
for you are in deed
being an extension
of the supreme soul
not trapped in the confines
of time and space
of birth and death
of hell and heaven.

Spread the wings of your soul
and let it rise and levitate
while you hurl yourself
off the ledge
and let your body be sucked
into the endless oblivion
and let your finite self
lose its identity
in the vastness
of timeless eternity
and boundlessness
of cosmic infinity.

Dilip Mohapatra

Dilip Mohapatra

MAY 2017 / JAN-FEB 2019 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Dilip Mohapatra (b.1950), a decorated Navy Veteran started writing poems since the seventies. His initial foray into the world of literature was through poetry workshops in college and inspirations from his teacher Jayanta Mahapatra, an acclaimed poet in contemporary English. His poems have appeared in many literary journals of repute and anthologies worldwide. Some of his poems are included in the World Poetry Yearbook, 2013 and 2014 Editions. He has six poetry collections to his credit published by Authorspress, the latest being Dewdrops of Dawns, which has received raving reviews in multiple literary journals globally.
Currently his latest, a Professional book titled Campus to Corporate which is a career navigation manual for the students aspiring for a successful corporate career and for newcomers to the industry to survive and succeed has become a best seller with more than 10000 copies sold.
He lives with his wife at Pune, India.
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