Poems by Anoucheka Gangabissoon


Anoucheka Gangabissoon
Anoucheka Gangabissoon is a Primary School Educator in Mauritius. She writes poetry and short stories as hobby. She considers writing to be the meaning of her life as she has always been influenced by all the great writers and wishes to be, like them, immortalized in her words. Her works can be read on poetrysoup.com and she had also appeared in various literary magazines like SETU, Different Truths, Dissident Voice, In Between Hangovers Press, WISH Press, Tuck’s Magazine, Blue Mountain Review, among others. She has also been published in Duane’s Poetree and also in two anthologies for the Immagine and Poesia group. Her poems are often placed in free online contests. She has been selected to be among the Most Influential Women in Mauritius for the 2017 category Arts and Culture and she has been awarded the Promising Indian title for the year 2017 in the same category.
Live to Love!
I live,
As one drunk with the mystery of life
I live,
As one enamored by the mysticism of life
I live,
Totally submissive to the whims of fate
Going there where it thrusts me
Even swimming with sharks
And playing with fairies if need be!
I live,
With the aim of being remembered
Of living, forever,
When I shall be mere memory
I live,
As a ballerina entranced in her music!
I live,
Wanting solely to obey the skies
Yes, I live,
For their worth
For the carrying of their mission
For the fulfilling of their wishes!
I live,
For celestial Love,
Yet, if Love chooses to renounce me,
May it be that I cease to be
May it be that I become inexistent
Of what use if loving
If that love is not acknowledged?
Mine and Yours
Pray, why should I fear the gaze of the world?
I am what I have been made to be
I am what I have been willed to be
I am the product of my destiny
I am the reactions of my actions
I am a child of the universe!
Why should I fear the gaze of the world
When I act according to the rhythm that has been set for me
I am like I have been meant to be
It is up to the world
To see me as such
And to accept me as such!
Why, to live and to let live remains a great motto
Adhering to which
Life on Earth could have been blissful
And ecstatic
Enacted by beings, who feel like
They are enjoying, always,
Holidays, lasting for a set time,
On an Earth which does belong to naught!
Why should I fear the gaze of the world
When surrounding me
Are millions of other versions of me
All meant to display characteristics
Which have not been bestowed to me
As, the human,
Has been deliberately set to be limited in means
He would have strived to feel mightier than God Himself!
I saw it!
I saw, eyes closed,
The enactment of the divine dance,
The divine dance, being but a celebration
Of the glory of mine and Love’s shared purity!
I saw, eyes closed,
How stars have been set,
Meant to set up our entwined destiny!
I saw it all
And I have accepted it,
Bowed down,
Head bent,
Palms open!
I have accepted it
Keeping in mind
That this life is merely a reaction of the past one
And the foundations of the next one!
I have accepted it
As faith accepts pure souls
As seas accept river waters
As mirrors accept reality
As everyone accept their due
I have accepted it
Pray, I did,
Because, eyes closed,
Shielded from Maya’s veil of ignorance
I have seen it all!

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