Poems by Sushant Thapa

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Bio of the poet: Sushant Thapa (1993) is a Nepalese poet from Biratnagar, Nepal. He has published three books of poetry entitled “The Poetic Burden and Other Poems,” “Abstraction and Other Poems,” and “Minutes of Merit.” His fourth book of English poems titled “Love’s Cradle” is going to be published by World Inkers Printing and Publishing, New York, USA. Sushant holds an M.A. in English literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

Poetry of Change

What changes
With my poem?
The pain of humanity is the same
The endurance unbearable
Is always vain.
I cannot free a captive
I cannot erase the social restrictions.
You are forced to see with two eyes
And call goodbye a lesson.
What good is a poem for you
I know not.
Bear me,
Hear me
I can propel your wings
And give you the earthly sky.
The forever house of change
Can be your apparel of choice.
When poetry becomes expectation
It hurts.
The words cannot be traded
They don’t sale like kittens.
I shall stick with poetry
No matter how heavy
The heart is.
Hoping for a change of seasons
Hoping for a change of reasons
With poetry and power of words.
I can talk about all the beauty
In poetry.
I hope that will make
The world beautiful
Just for the response
To my poetry.

Caging a Perception

A fighter in a cage and
A caged bird
Each has a fight to win.
The fighter has
His opponent
In the arena.
The bird has to
Fight against humanity.
Cages can act
Like caves
Even a caged one
The shadow
Can teach about emptiness.
Free flow of a river
The wandering attires
Nature is a best healer.
The garden of eternity
Even has a fate
For buying a perception.

When Words Burn

The yellowish sun
Outside my winter window,
The naughty birds
Cajoling and chirping.
They invite summer
And I smile
Like the Broadway train.
Relaxed and wide
The shape of my lips
So full of prickly joy.
I get distracted with
How the words look
And not with what they mean
As I type until I
Remain alive.
My ashes are also alive
When words burn
They are always written.