Burn To Shine / Poem by Rajashree Mohapatra

Rajashree Mohapatra (India)
Born in Odisha in India has received her masters degree in ‘ History ‘ and ‘Journalism and Mass Communication’ from Utkal University, Odisha .She is a teacher by profession. Being a post graduate in ‘ Environmental Education and Industrial Waste Management ‘ from Sambalpur University Odisha , she has devoted herself as a Social Activist for the cause of social justice, Environmental issues and human rights in remote areas through Non-governmental organisations. Poetry ,Painting and Journalism are her passions .
Burn To Shine
I wish
My intelligence turns to a self-propagating flame
And consume in toto my inauthentic self
I then dazzle like a molten core
And an implied self stands erect on a never reaching farthest shore
I wish it, to burn the rubbish ,
Those are pelted onto me by my denigrators
Also I wish,
The flame of my intelligence excrete
All those craps from me
And burn me to shine.
Life is but a natural opportunity
Where love can brighten the eyes of heart and soul
And makes one to see through the thìck wall of words .
Instead it’s a mind-churning dream.
In this process of self – filtration
I prefer to burn and shine ultimately.
Copyright@Rajashree Mohapatra
Bhubaneswar , India

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