Sushant Thapa (Nepal)
Sushant Thapa is a Nepalese poet from Biratnagar, Nepal who holds a Master’s degree in English literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He has published three books of poetry namely: The Poetic Burden and Other Poems (Authorspress, New Delhi, 2020), Abstraction and Other Poems (Impspired, UK, 2021) and Minutes of Merit (Haoajan, Kolkata, 2021). Sushant has been published in places like The Gorkha Times, The Kathmandu Post, The Poet Magazine, The Piker Press, Trouvaille Review, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Impspired, Harbinger Asylum, New York Parrot, Pratik Magazine, The Beatnik Cowboy, The Dope Fiend Daily, Atunis Poetry, EKL Review, The Kolkata Arts, Dissident Voice, Journal of Expressive Writing, As It Ought To Be Magazine and International Times among many. He has also been anthologized in national and International anthologies. His poem is also included in the Paragon English book for Grade 6 students in Nepal. He teaches Business English to Bachelor’s level students of BBA and BIT at Nepal Business College, Biratnagar, Nepal.
Alone, but not lonely
I am enjoying this glass of loneliness
I don’ t feel sad to be alone.
If it rains, I will write a few romantic verses.
I do not need an umbrella
To hide away from the rain.
I am loving this catch of time.
My steps are not tired
I saw a smile on your lips.
I got a chain of satisfaction
Which your smile brought.
Hours can be metamorphosed to years
Eternity can sleep beneath my soul.
I might stoop and my steps might tremble.
No old age can stop from teaching me
The lesson to be myself.
Today, there is a time ticking
I do not drown my memories in vain.
The cure from this loneliness that I love
Has never been found.
I hope not to miss being alone.
Measuring the World
I have stopped killing the shadows
I have stopped calling the darkness black
My days have stopped to become nights
I am uplifting the task of fortune
My desires are wild and I cannot tame them
Take away these extra glasses
I do not need them to see the better world.
I have known the world to be better
In my desires and fortunes.
I have measured the world
With my efforts.
Come be the glory of accomplish
Do not leave your task empty
Do not call the darkness black
It is not a void
That can’ t be filled.
Measure not your conscience
But put one more strike mark of success.
To be yourself is a true lesson, but
Stepping out of one’ s self
Is a dear lesson.
Meet the chorus in a song
When you start to sing.
At the end of the day
It is all your efforts
That the world sees.