August 7, 2015 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION




Padmini Dutta Sharma






The ship fades away gingerly

Like a prima donna…

Alone on the shore

I stand paralyzed to the core

Waving a goodbye kiss to someone

Who even days before was completely unknown.


The pain comes back again

Oh! That overbearing pain

That makes me torpid

Pinching at my veins

I twitch my chest hard till I faint

Falling to the ground thinking that’s death

A voice reassures ‘that’s just fate’…


I can sense the breeze and the fog drifting

I try holding to a log that’s floating

Oh is that a bird tweeting?

I am sure its mate has gone missing!


I am told we must let go at times

And wait for the ring of chimes

Not sure if this holds true in my case

Disjointed thoughts make incoherent headways

Thrusting my mind to an endless chase…


While innumerable folks come and go

Why only a chosen few leave their marks and more?

Why do they surface as part of our dreams?

Suddenly vanishing like mystical beings?


Destiny is a myth with a larger than life role

Let’s get it right, it’s but a distant pole

The less one banks the better for them

Sighing lovers aren’t held in high esteem.


Why did we at all meet?

Why did you have to leave?

The scars will remain unhealed

I would cherish them though concealed…








Padmini Dutta Sharma

Padmini Dutta Sharma is a prolific writer, Human Rights activist and distinguished poet. Her distinctive style and taste is what sets her apart from the rest of her contemporaries. She has the courage of conviction to speak her mind clearly and boldly; often contrary to the accepted norms.

Padmini began her career as a journalist and gradually shifted to corporate communication alongside her writing. Her blogs, poems, articles and write-ups have been published in various portals, journals, newspapers and magazines around the world. She has recited her poems in various star studded poetical gatherings where she has earned rare reviews. Her writings are widely acclaimed and her fans range from India to the United States. She is also a common face on television discussing various social issues.

A natural philanthropist who works for the cause of the down trodden and disabled, Padmini has also published three books, including a collection of short stories and poetry, all of which are available here.


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