It is a journey of my soul
for a light crystal and clear.
It is a journey of foreshadowing my shadow
by swimming across the river, which is me.
It is a journey to reach you
by shedding my fear of being rejected.
It is a journey to forsake you
after being humiliated.
It is a journey to overcome my shortcomings,
for the road is too long;
and, I have to admit all my lies
for the heart needs to listen truthful song.
It is a journey to fulfill my dreams
which demand me to become faithful
for I have to discover life which seems
ugly before but now beautiful.
It is a journey to live alone
for my tears will speak on behalf of me.
It is journey to set me free
for no one will remain with me to agree.
Goutam Karmakar is currently working as a PhD Research Scholar at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at National Institute of Technology Durgapur (NITD), India. He has attended seminars and conferences on English literature across the country. He is a bilingual writer and his articles and research papers have been published in many International Journals. He has contributed papers in many edited books on Indian English Literature. He has taken interviews of notable Indian poets writing in English. He loves to read and write poetry and his debut poetic volume written in English is going to publish very soon. He seeks interest in Indian English Literature specially poetry, Postmodern and Postcolonial literature, gender studies, queer theory, ecocritical studies, dalit literature, folklore and culture studies.