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RIGHTS OF THE WRONGED

written by: Dilip Mohapatra

@dilipmo

 

The night has its very own domain
so does the day
but the twilights fight
for their right
in both their avatars
of dusk and dawn
and claim their boundaries drawn.

They wield the labrys to cut both ways
and get branded with
pink triangles
and convert their half lives
into doubling time
and flutter their pride flag
over the rainbow.

The sun continues to ride the horizons
and cross the meridians
to define the day
and goes below to carry forward
the day to the other half
leaving one half to the night
while etching the purple Lambdas
in the space between the two.

As natural and as real
as they are.

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.
Dilip Mohapatra

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