My Lord

Sushant Thapa

I am blank
Like the cloudless sky
In the universe of knowledge.
Yet, the colour of devotion
Makes me open my eyes.
I walk this windy path
To the stairs of temple
Where you read my footsteps.
I have mispronounced you
Yet, the whole sky
Has been my world.
The universe with its omens,
The myth of the paradise
Is lost in the humanly caricature.
In search of a personal legend
I draw you in the prayers.
You are my wisdom scroll
Your commandments runs my chariot.
I have a Midas touch of realization
Not everything that I touch is gold now.
In you I am worshipping the work,
My Lord.
Every morning I wish
Not to pluck the flowers
So, I can offer you my pure devotion.

Bio: 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 four books of poetry namely: The Poetic Burden and Other Poems (Authorspress, New Delhi, 2020), Abstraction and Other Poems (Impspired, UK, 2021), Minutes of Merit (Haoajan, Kolkata, 2021), and Love’s Cradle (World Inkers Printing and Publishing, USA and Africa, 2023). Sushant has been published in places like Sahitya Post, 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 Kolkata Arts, Dissident Voice, Journal of Expressive Writing, 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 the Paragon English book for Grade 6 students in Nepal. He teaches Business English to Bachelor’s level students of BBA and BIT at Nepal Business College, Biratnagar, Nepal and he also teaches literature and Managerial Communication to students of BBA and MBS respectively at Degree Campus, Biratnagar, Nepal. He also teaches English poetry to M.A. English students at Degree Campus, Biratnagar. Recently Sushant recited his poem “The Poetic Burden” in Kalinga Literary Festival, Kathmandu, Nepal. Sushant was awarded with Indology Best Poet Award 2022 from West Bengal, India for his debut poetry book “The Poetic Burden and Other Poems.”