Just jump in
I was sinking in an ocean of people.
Indifferent, heartless and integrity less.
Then I heard those magic words,
“Just jump in” and I looked around.
There was this rescuer in a life-boat.
I asked him “Where are you taking me?”
He just looked at me and smiled.
I jumped in and he zoomed the life-boat in full speed.
The life-boat carried me off to the moon.
Off to the silvery dream like orb.
I sat tight in the life-boat scared at first
Then gained confidence gradually.
Out in space, I was enveloped by darkness
But I could see the dazzling sphere
And it gave me hope.
Suddenly the ride become bumpy and I was shaken.
The rescuer cried out,” Don’t be scared, no ride can be always smooth”.
I looked back to see the blue planet
Becoming smaller and smaller.
The life-boat went forward, not stopping for a moment,
Taking me towards goodness and joy.
Taking me towards hope and happiness.
The rescuer with his deft hands drove the life-boat,
Drove me to the silvery, dazzling light, drove me to the Moon.
Paramita Mukherjee Mullick is a scientist, a national scholar transformed into an internationally acclaimed, award-winning poet. She has written eight books. Her poems have been translated into thirty nine languages and widely published in national and international journals and anthologies. She is the President and Initiator of the Mumbai Chapter of the Intercultural Poetry and Performance Library (IPPL), and the Cultural Convenor and Literary Coordinator (West India) of the International Society for Intercultural Studies and Research (ISISAR). She passionately promotes peace poetry, indigenous poetry, multilingual poetry and global poetry to create awareness of climate change and conservation. She has been blessed with the Gold Rose Award from MS Productions, Bueno Aires, Argentina for promotion of Literature and Culture. Padma Shri Anup Jalota sang an English song for the first time in his career based on Paramita’s poem “Love Grows”. A video of the same name with her recitation and Anup ji’s song was released by Tips-Volume in You Tube in February this year. It is trending now. Paramita was featured as a Perfect Woman in the May issue of a magazine of the same name. A few days back Paramita was one of the recipients of the prestigious Panorama International Literature Award 2022, given by the World Capital Foundation, Greece.