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TEARS OF THE SUN

written by: Dilip Mohapatra

@dilipmo

 

The sun continues to immolate himself
in his never ending sacrifice
he scalds and scorches yet sustains
and showers his love unconditionally
to all orbiting around him
and life goes on.

Then one fine day
some hands of dissent are raised
and volcanic tongues lash out at him
put him in the dock accusing him of arson
of fire and fury and pronounce the verdict
banishing him to reclusion.

They say that the sun is too macho
to shed drops of tears
but he also cries when hurt and helpless
only the tears sublimate
and never take shape
silently consumed by the fire within.

Now that the sentence is pronounced
he can take it no more
and with a heavy heart
shattered and dejected
he plans to abandon his family and realm
with the resolve never to return.

He knows he would continue to burn
with his vaporous tears
and bleeding heart
in seclusion light years away
in some remote galactic recess
never to be found again.

But in his wake time would stand still
the days and nights would perish
so would the seasons
and the space would implode
and would get sucked into
a gaping and voracious black hole.

And then he changes his mind.

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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