Sometimes, a poem written by SmithaV at



written by: SmithaV



Sometimes I think I’m rushing
To move on
Sometimes I think I’m trying too hard
To let go

Sometimes I feel it’s working
And I’m ready to forgive and love
Sometimes I feel a lump in my heart
And it’s filled with resentment and anger

Sometimes I feel like a piece of a paper
Floating into nothingness
Sometimes I feel like the shore
Waves crashing into me

Sometimes I feel as tranquil as the ocean waters
And all around me is quiet
Sometimes I feel like a busy road
All around is noise

Sometimes I think I should stop thinking
For what good is it anyway
Sometimes I think it’s alright
To be unable to unravel this mystery called ‘Life.’

Sometimes I feel I’m doing fine.
Sometimes I know I’m not
Then I hear a voice inside me say, “‘Sometimes’ is a passing phase.
It’s Ok not to be OK, sometimes.”



Smitha Vishwanath is a banker turned writer. She began her writing journey in 2016 through her blog. Thieving Magpies, Spillwords Press, Silverbirch Press, Borderless Journal, and Rebelle Society have published her poetry. In 2019, her poem, 'Omid' was nominated for Best of the Net and her poems, 'Do you have dreams?' and 'Forgotten' were given special mention in NaPoWriMo, 2021 and 2022, hosted by Maureen Thomson. In addition, she was awarded the Reuel International Prize for poetry by the online group TSL. In 2019, she co-authored a book of poetry, 'Roads- A journey with Verses', which received positive reviews. Smitha's writing is peppered with the lessons learned from the plethora of invaluable experiences that come from having lived in India, UAE and Iran, worked in a multi-cultural environment and travelled widely. She resides in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with her husband and two daughters. When she is not writing, you can find her painting, travelling, or sharing reviews of books she has read on Goodreads, Amazon, and her blog. She is excited about her debut novel, 'Coming Home', which will be released on 18th March 2023.

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