We talked about love

So often what hurts

Is that

I had you in my heart

The whole time

And you never noticed.

I knew

I moved on

When I spoke about you

With compassion,


And understanding.

You came into my life with a purpose

And left with one as well.

I know the pain will dissipate

This day will become yesterday,

Then months ago,

And years ago,

Until finally

It is simply a flashback.

I saw souls rejecting me

Maybe I will see souls disliking me.

But how can I stop loving myself?

As God has accepted me.

The way He has created me!

Maybe someday, somewhere

We will meet again.

But for now,

I will keep you safe in my thoughts.

As far as my eyes can wander,

I will always see you.

And as long as my heart can wish

I will wish for you.




Monalisa Parida
Picture Nick Victor


Bio:- Monalisa Parida is a post graduate student of English literature from India, Odisha and a prolific poetess. She  is very active in social media platforms and her poems have also been translated into different  languages and publish in various e-journals.

   She has got 80 international award for writing poetry. Her poems have been publishing international e-journals “New York parrot”, “The Writers Club” (USA), “Suriyadoya literary  foundation”, “kabita Minar”, “Indian Periodical” (India) and “Offline Thinker “, “The Gorkha Times “ ( Nepal), “The Light House”(Portugal), “Bharatvision”(Romania), “International cultural forum for humanity and creativity”(Aleppo, Syria), “”(Singapore) etc. And also published in various newspapers like “The Punjabi Writer Weekly(USA)”,  “News Kashmir (J&K, India)”, Republic of Sungurlu (Turkey)” etc.

One of  her poem published an American anthology named “The Literary Parrot Series-1 and  series-2 respectively (New York, USA)”. Her poems have been translated in various languages like Hindi, Bengali, Turkish, Persian, Romanian etc.  And she is the author of the book “Search For Serenity”, “My Favourite Grammar”, “Paradigm”, “Beyond Gorgeous”.


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