Directing the Sand of the Time

Rajendra Ojha

As I pass through each stage of time,
This heart becomes unstable like a fragile mountain.
Yes, I can’t change the past I have, and I know it!
But now, how can I deal with ‘new portal of truth-
that was created as an alternative to my real past?

Nobody is really here to dive deeply into the ocean within us,
As an outcome, when others speak our truth, sometimes it’s modified.
Thus, when I pass through each step of time,
My heart gets unstable, like a fragile mountain.

The period I’m passing now is like a sandwich-
made from the rough past and the shadowy future I hold.
And, when I place my hand to eat a slice of it,
I’m overcome by loose motion.

Truly, there have never been any climatologists,
who could predict the hurricane I came across.


(Rajendra Ojha (Nayan) is a Nepalese poet, social researcher, social worker, and EU-certified trainer. He also served as a citizen diplomat for three months under the ‘Ministry of Population and Environment’ in 2018 in Switzerland for the diplomatic program of the Minamata Convention, which was held in Geneva, Switzerland. Poems and philosophical writings of Rajendra Ojha have been published in various national as well as international literary journals from Nepal, the U.S.A., India, China, Russia, Spain, Myanmar, and Pakistan in both Nepalese and English. He has also published two anthologies, ‘Through the World’ (a collection of experimental poems) and ‘Words of Tiger’ (a collection of philosophical and psychological poems), in 2011 and 2019, respectively. Mr. Rajendra Ojha had been honored by two major prestigious awards named ‘Asia’s Outstanding Internship Solution Provider Award 2020/21’ and ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Television Award 2023’ for his work as a ‘Social Researcher’ as well as a ‘Social Worker’ (Activities related to Social Responsibility) respectively in 2021 and 2023.)