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‘Measure of Belief’ and other poems

By: Sushant Thapa

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Measure of Belief

Take a stroll of faith
Again, the day is yours.
Meet me on a fine morn
I will greet you with my offerings.
I do not forsake the emblems of love
Likewise, religion speaks to me
Of an essence of belief.
When a content soul speaks
You will note the delight that glows.
Happiness knows no boundary
When the eyes make the views immortal.
Thin air kisses the flower bud
There is a word rhyming again
For the jovial times.
Search an answer of time
When you will find jewels of acceptance.
Lessons learnt and patience tested
Have been a boon.
Mere value of existence
Is a noted permanence.


River of words

There is a river
which flows in murmurs.
In its temptation of flow
glows my night.
My audible sensation speaks to me.
I add my flow of words to the river
The words flow soberly.
I do not know if the words
reach to the hearts in need.
Like the river in need of the swimmer
My words offer salutations
To the broken hearted.
Words are sharp, they can bleed.
Words are quiet yet, they can speak.
Under the wicked sky,
Above the earth in grief
Words flow in the breeze
In the blizzard they blow
Like sharp forgiving touches.


Sushant Thapa is 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 Quiver Review, Dissident Voice, 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 students of BBA and BIT at Nepal Business College, Biratnagar, Nepal. 

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