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Poetry Break: Dr. Archan Mehta

By: Dr. Archan Mehta


Cosmic Reality? 


I am an insignificant

Speck of dust

Whirling in this

Vast cosmos,

Dancing like a dervish

In glorious uncertainty.

I do not know,

I am not aware

How, second to second,

Our world will slowly unfold

Like a blanket;

But I look forward,

Moment to moment,

For a wake-up call

That brings me

Closer to reality

From the abyss of oblivion.



Nature’s End? 


What can I say?

Here I am: come what may.

The salty ocean dies

With the fish inside.

What can I do?

Well, just between me and you…

They have killed off

Exotic animals and butterflies

This wrecking crew.

I can feel the loss

Of a million hearts

As people gather,

One by one,

To pay their respects

To the dearly departed

A fake lesson was duly imparted.

The nature we experienced

As children is no more.

The green grass has

Turned into burnt bushes

Wild fires abound

Listen to the cry

Of the distant hound.

The funeral marchers carry on

They have a score to

Settle with the Kingdom above


There is an absence of love.





Although time swiftly flies

Like a hare on the run,

Who can forget our college days?

I still remember:

Himanshu Desai, strumming his guitar,

Ketan Vadaria, with a

Cigarette dangling from his lips,

And Swapan Dholakia singing

Old, Kishore Kumar numbers with gusto.

And so many old friends,

Lost but not forgotten.

Now, of course, we are older

And burdened by responsibilities,

Obligations and commitments,

But memories have a knack

Of staying with you

Like a shadow that never leaves you.

Who can forget

The St. Xavier’s college hostel?

Those were happy days

Although there was not

Much money going around.

We lived in much simpler

Times then—sans fancy gadgets and expensive machines.

Bidis and “cutting chai”

Were shared and conversation

Flowed like champagne in elite circles.

We are now part of that past

And that past is now a part of us.

How time flies

When you are having fun

Time is like

So many stations

Left behind

By a train on the run.



Lord’s Eyes


I want to climb

A ladder of stars

To reach your eyes

Perched in the sky

Like two lighted candles

Embracing the cosmos.


Bio: Dr. Archan Mehta

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

Archan Mehta has earned a Ph.D. in Management. Currently, Dr. Mehta is a Consultant and Writer based in India who trains clients in Stress Management through the ancient practice of meditation.

Dr. Mehta’s articles and case studies have been featured in HR Future. HR Future is a leading HR magazine based in South Africa, sourced by prestigious ivy league schools in America (USA) like Harvard and Princeton. 

In 1990, Dr. Mehta won a national award for a short story in Onlooker Magazine based in Bombay (Mumbai), Maharasthra, India. The Judge was the late, great Khushwant Singh, India’s celebrated Journalist, Editor, Author, and Columnist.

Dr. Mehta’s works have appeared in numerous publications, such as American Poetry Anthology, Poets United to Advance the Arts, The Times of India, The Indian Express, Mid-Day, HR Future, Business Manager, India Today, Sportsweek, The Statesman, Ahmedabad Mirror, All India Management Association, People Matters and Society for Human Resource Management and Onlooker.

Dr. Mehta is a member of several professional organizations, such as Society for Human Resource Management, Indian Society for Training and Development, Academy of HRD, Rural Marketing Association of India, Ahmedabad Management Association, Human Resource Association of India, Society for Applied Behavioral Sciences, National HRD Network and All India Management Association.

In his free time, Dr. Mehta likes to stroll 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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