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written by: Dilip Mohapatra



Carbon looks into
the eyes of Diamond
squarely and unabashedly
and questions
'when you and I are just the same
have the same
and configurations
why is it that people
pay so much to acquire you
while they just
ignore me
and use me to smear
to blacken someone's face
to punish and disgrace?'

Diamond smiles benignly
and says 'look my brother
I borrow little light
from the outside
and give it back
to the world
compounded and manifold
while you take it in all
absorb the whole
and never
ever return even
a single quantum.'

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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