Ripples of Life by Monalisa Parida


By Monalisa Parida

Stop dimming your light for others 




Dazzle them,

Set them as pyrotechnics.

Just never hide your light, 

Making them comfortable 

Was never your responsibility. 

Once you stop counting 

The leaves you lose 

You will eventually stand tall

And wait for the new ones to grow. 

You know the purpose of life 

Is not to just survive 

But to live. 

Time waits for no one 

And time is moving constantly!

Of course 

You hold on to your breath, 

And the moments you’re given, 

To make more memories, 

And savour the details. 

You cannot stop this river 

But you can resist its flow.

Ebbing is existence and flooding is life.

And the ripples are memoirs.

Bio:- Monalisa Parida is a post graduate student of English literature from India, Odisha and a prolific poetess. She  is very active in social media platforms and her poems have also been translated into different  languages and publish in various e-journals.

   She has got 100 international award for writing poetry. Her poems have been publishing international e-journals “New York parrot”, “The Writers Club” (USA), “Suriyadoya literary  foundation”, “kabita Minar”, “Indian Periodical” (India) and “Offline Thinker “, “The Gorkha Times “ ( Nepal), “The Light House”(Portugal), “Bharatvision”(Romania), “International cultural forum for humanity and creativity”(Aleppo, Syria), “”(Singapore) etc. And also published in various newspapers like “The Punjabi Writer Weekly(USA)”,  “News Kashmir (J&K, India)”, Republic of Sungurlu (Turkey)” etc.

One of  her poem published an American anthology named “The Literary Parrot Series-1 and  series-2 respectively (New York, USA)”. Her poems have been translated in various languages like Hindi, Bengali, Turkish, Persian, Romanian etc.  And she is the author of the book “Search For Serenity”, “My Favourite Grammar”, “Paradigm”, “Beyond Gorgeous”.