Poetry Break: 3 Poems by Dr. Archan Mehta

 

Dr. Archan Mehta

 

Poetry Break: 3 Poems by Dr. Archan Mehta two drops of ink marilyn l davis twodropsofink.com

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Poem #1: Marriage Woes

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Sweetheart, I’m sorry for

My wandering eyes.

I wear a thin disguise,

When I return home,

To loving you.

Cupcake, I’m sorry for flirting,

When you’re not around:

For taking our wedding ring

Off my finger,

So that I can be

With younger and prettier women,

In a crowded bar

Not so far

From where I 

Know you are.

Honey, don’t you see?

Marriage is not

What it’s cracked up to be:

I need the freedom to see

With my own eyes

I’m sorry for the deceitful lies.

We need to stretch our limbs

And open our lives

To other, like-minded souls

Before we grow too old and weary:

Why, don’t you think, sweetie pie,

That the antidote to love is scary?

So, come with me, my gentle flower,

In this sparkling but lonely hour,

Let the music play on

So both of us can sing along.

Despite our differences,

We can still make

This marriage work:

There is light

At the end of our tunnel.

Forget about 

What’s happened in the past,

Our marriage can still last

And overcome any struggle and sorrow:

Love,

We have hope for tomorrow.

 

Poem #2: I Dream 24/7

 

I dream 24/7.

Why you could say:

I am a full-time dreamer,

Although I don’t know

How to tie my own shoe-laces

Maybe because I am 

Wrapped up in a fantasy world

And the reality is an ugly fact,

Which I have to face daily.

Well, I don’t know about

You, gentle readers,

But I dream about a better world

For all of us,

Who inhabit planet Earth:

A greener world for sure,

Where the ocean meets the land,

And palm trees sway,

Caressed by a gentle breeze.

I see trees everywhere,

And no mean stares

Parked like unwanted and

Unwelcome guests in your home.

In fact, I am happy to be left alone,

Mulling over my own thoughts.

Who cares about reality anyway

When a poet, like yours truly,

Is embraced by eternity?

After all, eternity is 

In the here and now,

And eternity is a door,

Which never closes.

Wish upon a star,

For a star is who

You really are:

Eternal and everlasting joy,

Which nobody and 

Nothing can ever destroy.

 

Poem #3: Nature’s Voice

 

No matter what you do,

No matter where you go,

The whisper of the wind

It caresses your soul.

The voice of nature

Is silent, to be sure,

But nature is sensitive

To your needs:

Nature transcends your earthly needs

And is born to breed

A kind voice

In the imagination of your mind.

How nice to know, finally,

That you are surrounded by

No noise and no distraction,

No pollution and no congestion,

No traffic and no perspiration:

Just Mother Earth is your companion,

Teeming with flowers galore,

Adding value to your unique score.

Yet, it is individual and different:

Every human being is, after all,

Born on a different plane,

Not everything is

About greed, ego, and gain.

That’s what nature’s

Voice reminds us:

Just being is enough,

In the end,

Let the palm trees sway

In the breeze,

And view the 

Dancing of the stars,

Be transported to Venus, Neptune, and Mars:

Surrounded by such divine beauty,

It is okay for 

You just to be:

Stop looking at your watch.

Instead,

Search deep within your own heart

And you will start to sing

Immortal songs like a Lark!

 

Bio: Dr. Archan Mehta

Poetry Break: 3 Poems by Dr. Archan Mehta two drops of ink marilyn l davis twodropsofink.com

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), Maharashtra, 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:

  • 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
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • 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.

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

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

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