Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2010

The Human Mind

by Janmejoy Gupta

I love to roam alone, unseen,
In cities of the human mind,
I prize the streets untrod by crooked thoughts-
Vile-born, unkind.
Unseen I wish to wander-
To living lanes my thoughts surrender-
With simple wish to know and learn
Each straight and righteous path.
I wish to roam in the labyrinthine maze
Of dark and sunny thoughts;
With love to all and harm to none,
With better message spread.
I’d like to broaden narrow lanes,
Of selfish, twisted thought
With my power of love-
And the wisdom of the soul- that is inside me.
I long to soar so high,
That I at once may spy
The narrow alleys and broad roads,
Of thoughtful human moods.

Added: 13.04.2010