Debashri is the mother
And she is her own baby
It’s a full moon night
With stars twinkling all over the sky
This night seems brighter than some days
It’s because Debashri is cracking open
Out of her own shell
The day is hatching
From its own night
Debashri is not scared of the day
She was never scared of the night
She will seize the day
With open arms
She will hug the sky
And tuck it away to
Where it belongs
Wait, sky cannot really be tucked away
It belongs everywhere
So, can Debashri crack open from her shell?
When she belongs everywhere
When she lives in each blade of grass
As much as she lives in the
Light of the sun
Will Debashri give birth to her own self, then?
The night is brightening
The day is slitting open from the side
Who knows if Debashri will be re-born in:
A fresh new perspective?
Dr. Shailja Sharma (Ph.D.), USA, has dedicated her career to the field of psychology and mental health. Apart from scholarly publication and editorial service, her literary writings have been nationally and internationally published. She is currently serving on the editing panel of a UK- based journal of poetry and artwork related to themes of mental health, health, illness, the mind, the brain, and the body. Dr. Sharma’s publications have appeared in many literary journals/forums of repute across USA, Canada, UK, and Asia. Her poetry book, “Dear Mama: An Immigrant’s Secret Cry,” has been critically acclaimed. Dr. Sharma's writings have appeared in # 1 Best Selling anthologies published nationally and internationally. In addition to writing in English, Dr. Sharma is a widely published multi-lingual author. She was awarded special literary honor for her writing contributions in international languages.