Poetry Break: Dr. Archan Mehta

By: Dr. Archan Mehta

 

Poetry Break: Dr. Archan Mehta marilyn l davis two drops of ink

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Dawn of a New Age

 

And then,

The pianos fell silent

And the guitar

Refused to sing.

A bird, somewhere,

Out there

Plunged downwards

On the wing.

The clouds melted

In the cosmos

And the moon started

To cry buckets of tears

There was nobody

To herald the dawn

Of a new age.

Everybody was on

A different page.

This was a new chapter

From the CEO’s page.

Humanity was at

Its final stage.

The sense of

Wonder was startled

By consumer reports

And free market forces

Reduced everything to naught.

Nothing really mattered

Save for the counting of coins.

Technology toyed with

The human psyche

And speed turned into

The essence of life.

Nobody could enjoy

A morsel of food

And human beings

Were full of strife.

People walked like zombies

And talked like robots

The focus was on action

Without regard to thoughts.

The crisis in consciousness

Fell though, tied up

In a knot.

This was the

Start of a new century

Mankind’s sad lot.

 

Poetry Break: Dr. Archan Mehta marilyn l davis two drops of ink

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Lost Elegance?

 

In this life,

One thing is certain:

We must strive to

Recapture a lost elegance.

Like hips swaying to

The rhythm and beat

Of music,

Like palm trees

Dancing in the breeze,

Like a frozen pond

Longing to embrace

The heat of summer,

Elegance is to be

Found in simple things

And ordinary moments.

There is elegance

In chewing food slowly,

There is elegance

In taking your time

To enjoy a sip of coffee.

After all,

Elegance is about

Living mindfully

In the here and now

And staying in touch

With reality.

It is indeed

Elegant to dream:

In search of a

Sarcastic comment

Or a scream,

Or to dwell on a distant star.

Elegance is about

Sensitivity to shade and color,

Darkness and light.

Elegance is the joyous

Expression on a baby’s face.

Finally,

Elegance enables us

To escape temporarily

From the curse

Of the human race.

 

 

 

Bio: Dr. Archan Mehta

Poetry Break: Dr. Archan Mehta marilyn l davis two drops of ink

Archan Mehta has earned a PhD in Management.

Currently, Dr. Mehta is a Consultant and Writer: he is based in India.

Over the years, Dr. Mehta’s works have appeared in several publications, such as American Poetry Anthology, Poets United to Advance the Arts, The Times of India, The Indian Express, Mid-Day, and Onlooker.

In his free time, Dr. Mehta likes to stroll in the outdoors, listen to music, party with close friends, and read. 

Please feel free to reach out to the poet at archanm@hotmail.com or through LinkedIn. 

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