The Uncommon Life
Publisher: Bloomsbury India
The Uncommon Life is a magnificent cry to all to rise and break the shackles of lethargy, corruption, poverty and lies that bind us to a mediocre life. It calls on one to recognize their true self for what it is-a pure thing that craves love, peace, harmony and joy. Political and social angst, the enduring love for the family and country and the sadness and joy of life are expressed beautifully and vividly in this slim volume of poems. Each poem, in a unique way, brings catharsis and healing while taking the reader on a journey to the outer landscape of nature and one's soul.
The poet appeals for a life that is beyond the mundane. His love for his motherland and his family permeate every thought he expresses. His anguish knows no bounds when he sees how poverty has maimed the souls of good people and how apathy and corruption have led to a moral and ethical rot. He calls out for truth in our action, deeds and thoughts.
Words and rhyme flow lyrically and unabashedly as we embark on a journey of the human condition, through lands, arcane, pristine and jaded. A traveller, a thinker and a weaver of words, Abhishek Mishra wistfully tell us how nothing changes and yet nothing remains the same.