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Creation and Criticism

ISSN: 2455-9687  

(A Quarterly International Peer-reviewed Refereed e-Journal

Devoted to English Language and Literature)

Vol. 05, Joint Issue 16 & 17 : Jan-April 2020

Poetry


Life is a Research — Sudhir K Arora 


Dr Sudhir K. Arora, the Chief Editor of Creation and Criticism, is presently serving as Associate Professor, Department of English, Maharaja Harishchandra P. G. College, Moradabad. He has several significant publications to his credit including Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger: A Freakish Booker and Cultural and Philosophical Reflections in Indian Poetry in English.  


 

Life is a Research

 

life... a question mark

life... how to live it?

life...  is it art of living?

ask yourself with your self

why? search it... re-search it

title life... a challenging task... why?

because life is a research

yes, a research, a task

complete it with name and fame

 

life is abstract, yes—abstract

concrete it, colour it

again a challenging task

yes, a task, complete it

but this time

give some clues, some keywords

for finding the treasure for others’ measure

 

between known and unknown

lies the gap...

a challenge to fill it

guess...

yes, you will do it...

right... write its introduction

 

review literature

re-search the researches

know their methods

learn where they lack

learn from them

take their support

make your case

strong not to be rejected

 

meditate

explore

look into self

search the research

 

everything is before you

equip yourself

with various approaches  

apply them

to get result

to win...

 

balance...

the keyword that has opened

the treasure

result is before you

cave is full of gold

no, no, don’t make comment

don’t interpret what you have done

let others comment

let others discuss

 

balance leads to result

result leads to discussion

discussion leads to conclusion

 

let the world understand

that your life is meaningful

that your life is relevant

that your life has future for others

 

life is surely a research

i have re-searched it...

task...complete

i am thankful to God

for giving this gift

 

i will use this gift

to bring smiles on others’ lip

because i know now

my reference

is physical

which exists on paper

signed by my biological Parents.

 

Yes, i am sudhir

i know that

this reference is

temporary

yet, i acknowledge this gift

i will not return it

until the GIVER asks

because

in GIVER lies my permanent reference