Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra, India (Winging through Gloom: Poetry of Hope and Recovery)

Neelam Saxena Chandra
Neelam Saxena Chandra has authored 5 novels, 1 novella and 8 short story collections, 36 poetry collections and 14 children’s books. She is a bilingual author. She holds a record with the Limca Book of Records, 2015 for being the Author having the highest number of publications in a year in English and Hindi. She has won several international and national awards. She was listed in Forbes, India as one of the most popular 78 authors in 2014. 


How long can the pages of the diary 
Remain blank, rustling because of 
Strong winds of nothingness?

Till when can the water of the river
Remain stagnant, though flowing
Is its natural form?

What’s it that hurts, what are 
Those pangs of the losses
That keep summoning 
Your frozen heart,
While the heart desires 
That the red and blue blood should keep drifting?

The eyes definitely can’t stare 
Into the blankness of the future,
When life buzzes around it…

Yes, life seemed to have come 
To a grinding halt, post the unexpected,
But the spring of happiness 
That keeps dancing in the souls
Has to take over someday,
And let happiness decide the destiny! 

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