There was a girl
Who lived in a querencia
A secret garden,
Where love, light surrounds.
Enchantress soul uses passionate fire. When a moment changed
Everything in her life.
She is getting fear
More than yesterday.
If she goes back to her safe place alone...
Would the sea notice her absence?
Recognize the emptiness
And the calmer waves to her children
She will look back for him
And she will see him again.
© Monalisa Parida Monalisa Parida is from Odisha, India, and holds a post-graduate in English Literature as well as being a prolific poetess. She's very active in social media platforms, her poems have been published in various e-journals and translated into different languages.
She has won 64 International Awards for writing poetry. She also received an International Ambassador of Peace award from "World Literary Forum for Peace and Human Rights, Bhutan.
She received her Honorary Doctorate from "Global Alliance for Autism and Peo", Alexandria, Egypt. Her poems have been published in International Journals, 'New York Parrot', 'The Writers Club' (USA), 'Suriyadoya Literary Foundation', 'Kabita Minar', 'Indian Periodical' (India), 'Offline Thinker', 'The Gorkha Times' (Nepal), 'The Light House' (Portugal), 'Bharatvision' (Romania), 'International Cultural Forum for Humanity and Creativity' (Aleppo, Syria), 'Atunispoetry.com', etc.
Monalisa Parida has also been published in various newspapers like 'The Punjabi Writer Weekly' (USA), 'News Kashmir' (J&K, India), 'Republic of Sungurlu' (Turkey), etc.
One of her poems have been published in an American anthology titled, 'The Literary Parrot Series - 1' (New York, USA). Her poems have been translated in various languages like Hindi, Bengali, Turkish, Persian, Romanian, etc.