Ms. Moramee Das
You were so beautiful to me
when I first climbed down that bus,
which brought me from the hustle bustle
to the land of “Char Dham”…
Your sun shone on me,
the misty clouds parted their ways
so that I could see your mountains &
feel the ambience around.
Amidst the smell of the morning tea,
Commotion in the bus station where conductors
were attracting passengers for Haridwar
I could sense deep calm inside of me
as I headed to taste a cup of Rishikesh myself!
I smiled back at a girl who was staring at me.
She was simple & happy!
I thought people are not so complicated here
But my decision to come here was yet to unfold.
On my way to the unknown
I started on a rickshaw ride
which headed in no time
Ah the word Tapovan, is soothing to the ear
Suddenly, I saw a huge bridge
Oh ! it was Ram Jhula!
My heart smiled … “I am at the right place”
Triveni Ghat’s Aarti was
one of the holiest things to witness.
People jumped into the Holy Ganga
Just to rid themselves of all their sins.
They didn’t care,
if the holy Ganga took them away
or just their sins
Whether the people are really
who they show themselves to be?
Or are they hypocrites?
Who knows what they have in their hearts?
It is the work of the creator to decide.
He knows it all.
And yet the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti
which made everything complete for me
in this circle call Life !!
Ms. Moramee Das is a police officer by profession but one from her many passions is writing. Her poetry has been translated into Spanish, Hungarian, Azerbaijani & Assamese languages. She represented India in “Baku Forum of Young Poetessess” held at Azerbaijan in 2017.
Do check her blog www.lemontree24.blogspot.com for more .To read her poems follow her on Instagram @keteki_the_wildflower.
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