Poems by Monalisa Dash Dwibedy

Poems by Monalisa Dash Dwibedy


You are not alone 

Do you fight within yourself?
Do you feel like you are your own enemy ?
Do the demons create chaos within you ?
Do you become violent in retrospect ?
You are not alone .

Do you feel like strangling yourself ?
Do you feel your visions retracting?
Do you keep starving even if you feel hunger ?
Do you regret for no reason ?
You are not alone .

Do you take your daily medicine
Only for momentary relief ?
Only to calm yourself
Only to prevent self harm
Only to stay sane ?
You are not alone .

Mind keeps playing games
Do not regret
Do not keep secret
Reach out for help
Talk to someone
We receive the gift of life only once
Strive hard , find your expressions
There is no second chance,
There is no second life .



O’ Blue sky , you were not there!
When dark clouds took charge of life 
With Wild rain showers , thunderstorms
Fani knocked the door
Lightening, gusting wind,
Uprooted trees,
Blown off roofs
Nature’s unseen anger
Claimed eight innocent lives
Helpless, I watched in television,
Roaring winds ravaging my home land .

Thousand miles away,
While waiting for the universe
To deliver me
A message of hope that
My loved ones are safe in my home,
I don’t know why,
I feel the sands drift while walking on the roads of Toronto, Shiver as if the wind blows through my hair
Smell the vapour as if a storm is approaching
It feels like I ‘m living two lives ,
In two different places,
At the same time.

Cyclone Fani, made a landfall in Puri (India )on May 3rd morning. It has claimed 8 lives so far .

Copyright © Monalisa Dash Dwibedy

2 thoughts on “Poems by Monalisa Dash Dwibedy

  1. Both the poem raise questin inner root of own. Fani poem is very heart touching. In the time of fani, I was at Himalayas, knew after 18days.feeling echoed in poem..

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