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Dignity – A Poem from Nepal

Sushant Thapa, an eminent poet from Himalayan country shares his fresh poem.

Sushant Thapa

Sushant Thapa - Nepal - Sindh CourierA poet from Biratnagar, Nepal, Sushant Thapa holds a Master’s degree in English literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He has published three books of poetry namely: The Poetic Burden and Other Poems (New Delhi, 2020), Abstraction and Other Poems (UK, 2021) and Minutes of Merit (Kolkata, 2021). Sushant has been published in several national and international newspapers and magazines. His work has also appeared in national and International anthologies. One of his poems is included in the Paragon English book for Grade 6 students in Nepal. He teaches Business English to students of BBA and BIT at Nepal Business College, Biratnagar, Nepal.


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Farmers plant rice on their land in the terai area of Nepal’s Bardiye district, a lowland region where most farmers are known grow rice.

An effort to seek the blessing

But never to look down upon oneself.

Any task is a curse

Only when the struggle isn’t true.

A desire to attain success

Is a true blessing

But the herculean aim does not

Have an easy clock that ticks.

The waking spirit

And lively sun

Sets its foot.

Work is worship.

A same aim

Becomes a game of two.

Leaving the sleeping will behind

A glowing attire of glory

Shows a true path.

Few bow down

And not lose their dignity.


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