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BE THE FUTURE by Dr. Shalini Yadav

Be the Future

Dr. Shalini Yadav

Walk on the life's path

With resolution's torch

Bring sunlight

To remove the haziness

To split the darkness

Don't leave anything unresolved

From your palms of consciousness

Don't let anything go

Don't let your present slip away

Hither and thither like sand

Don't let your morale befall

On the floor like mercury

Don't care about temblor

Flow boisterously

Without halting yourself

Keeping your fist full

Igniting fire in your heart

Floating dreams in your eyes

Settling notes in your throat

Creating melodious music

Be the progress on life's path

Which won't be tired

Be the future

Which will go ahead perpetually

Making your own path like a river...

An avid poet, writer, humanitarian, ambassador of peace and professor, Dr Shalini Yadav holds a PhD in Post-colonial Literature and M. Phil in English Language Teaching (ELT) from the University of Rajasthan, India and a course in Advanced Creative Writing from the University of Oxford, UK. During her tenure as an educator in India, Libya and Saudi Arabia, she has participated and presented papers at conferences and seminars, chaired sessions and delivered lectures. She keeps reading her poems and short stories at various National and International poetry carnivals. She has meticulously written and also reviewed a large number of scholarly research articles for various National and International refereed journals and edited volumes. She is executive member at iSPELL India, Administrator and Star Poetry Publisher at The Passion of Poetry and member of various literary societies including ICERT, PLCS, IELTA, AINET, Writers Capital Foundation etc. She is managing editor at Glitterati, a quarterly magazine and editor at Rhyvers Beat, a monthly literary magazine.

The editor of Open Page in Writers International Edition, she is also an efficacious member of the editorial boards of various qualitative journals of many countries. She has authored and edited 12 books till now and working on her next project entitled Contemporary African Women Writers. Her major books include Reconnoitering Postcolonial Literature, Emerging Psyche of Women: A Feminist Perspective, On the Wings of Life: Women Writing Womanhood, Postcolonial Transition and Cultural Dialectics, and Communication Techniques. Besides, her poetry books includes Across the Seas, Floating Haiku, Kinship With You: A Collection of Poems, Till the End of Her Subsistence: An Anthology of Poems, and one in Hindi Kshitiz Ke Us Paar. Many of her short stories and poems are published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and anthologies. She is recipient of Acharya Mahaveer Prasad Dwivedi Award, Savitribai Phule Excellence Award-2023 and Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award-2023.


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