All may appear as one happy nation,
But everywhere exists discrimination.
Everyone has a different mentality,
They do wrong and blame democracy.
People who have power
Alas! It’s ugly truth of our country
Where we live!
They want to
Make it London,
Turn it into Paris,
Mould it in New York.
Only to enhance the glamour.
Who doesn’t even have two square meals!
Who doesn’t have a shelter!
Oh’ Powerful! We don’t want that camouflage.
We really like
What we are,
To be the Indians,
And be in India.
We don’t need any London, Paris or New York.
So please don’t enforce your ambitions on us.
We just want
A full meal for everyone,
A roof on our head,
A security for our family.
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 100 international awards 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), “Atunispoetry.com”(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”.