Exchanging

 

I would exchange a white sheet of snow
For a wide blue sky
I would exchange mouthful of hunger
For a fertile land.
Let me strive for work
And act like a conqueror.
Seeking what I mean
Is making me pious.
Teach me a lesson of abstinence
From immorality.
I seek real life and exchange
Nothing measurable.
There are others like me
I exchange freedom for
Reading their vocations.
Luck is better exchanged
When fortune seeks tranquility.
Richness is not a goal to be measured
When survival is exchanged for it.
I would exchange a bag full of apology
For a task full of lone accomplishments.

 

                                                                                             

 

Sushant Thapa  

 

 A Nepalese poet from Biratnagar, Nepal who holds a Master’s degree in English literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He has published three books of poetry namely: The Poetic Burden and Other Poems (Authorspress, New Delhi, 2020), Abstraction and Other Poems (Impspired, UK, 2021) and Minutes of Merit (Haoajan, Kolkata, 2021). Sushant has been published in places like The Gorkha Times, The Kathmandu Post, The Poet Magazine, The Piker Press, Trouvaille Review, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Impspired, Harbinger Asylum, New York Parrot, Pratik Magazine, The Beatnik Cowboy, The Dope Fiend Daily, Atunis Poetry, EKL Review, The Kolkata Arts, Dissident Voice, Journal of Expressive Writing, As It Ought To Be Magazine and International Times among many. He has also been anthologized in national and International anthologies. His poem is also included in Paragon English book for Grade 6 students in Nepal. He teaches Business English to Bachelor’s level students of BBA and BIT at Nepal Business College, Biratnagar, Nepal.


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