This evening is not for love poems 
This evening is not for love poems
we can just sit quiet and indifferent
you know what I mean ?
you know I know
it is fine even if you don’t

I still remember that sweet December
you sitting by my side
life was so beautiful
I still remember you holding a green umbrella against a sophist sky
grey with tales
and your eyes rainy with words
it did rain that evening
it really rained
this evening is not for love poems

this evening is not for love poems
this evening is political
this red river of blood that separates us
and unites You and Me is a political triumph
this indifference is strategic
a Panopticon of hope
still imprisons me like the bronze statue from Harappa buried for ages
just to be alive

this evening
let us rather dream
like they do in love
let us be rebels for a cause
like they do in love
let us doubt,disagree and deny
like they do in love
conflict is a hungry chameleon dancing wild in a puritan carnival
and a carnival is true
this evening is not for sweet love poems
this evening is too many and too much


Debasish Parashar is an art and culture enthusiast, singer, lyricist, multilingual poet based in New Delhi, India. He is an Assistant Professor of English literature at the University of Delhi. He has sung for ‘In Search of God’ and ‘Raag’. His write-up on Majuli has been listed amongst top 100 online #worldheritagesites stories globally in May 2016 by Agilience Authority Index. His works have appeared in Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Scarlet Leaf Review, Enclave/Entropy, Indiana Voice Journal, Asian Signature, Five2One, Mused, Gazeta National (Albanian translations), Muse India, The Australia Times and elsewhere. Debasish’s works are featured in three international anthologies namely ‘Where Are You From?’ (New York), ‘Apple Fruits of an Old Oak’ (U.S.A) and ‘Dandelion in a Vase of Roses’ (U.S.A). Find him on and MrDevParashar@twitter.

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