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SILHOUETTES

written by: Dilip Mohapatra

@dilipmo

 

Who wants to see the gory details
in the close ups of
the magnified pores
and cracks
the viruses overwhelming
the outnumbered
white blood corpuscles
the bacteria and parasites
and the millions of microbes
in multiple avatars
residing in the mouths
in the noses
in the skins
and in the digestive tracts?

Who wants to experience
the constant battle that goes on
the compositions and
decompositions
the malevolent magma
that boils underneath
the unseen rebellions
the stealth killings and bloodshed
the turmoils and tribulations
the quiet violence and virulence
of the livid volcanic lava
flowing within?

Just let peace prevail
through ignorance that is bliss.

The suggestions should be enough
no need for the outline
to be defined
no need for the contours
to be concrete
just the fuzzy form should do
to spell the existence
to spell the presence
non intimidating
non threatening
tranquil
passive
placid
and perhaps impotent.

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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