The Heroines Among Us
Join Anthony Mondal in the exploration of metaphorical females in his written poetry as well as his poetry video. His characterizations brings to light the need for cherishing and respecting the world around us as the lady she is.
The City Nights
In the middle of the night, outside I stepped
Shops are closed and streets deserted.
The neon lights shine, dazzlingly bright;
And will shine on, remainder of the night;
Unconcerned about anyone,
For silent spectators are they, of tragedies committed out of our sight
May a young heart, the city traps
Enchanted by her gloss and glamour;
Failing to see her cold and deceptive manners.
Speeding cars rush thru the night,
Leaving behind streams of light.
Yonder I hear music playing.
Also sirens of ambulances and police cars wailing
For a moment I thought , an old woman weeping.
Thru the scenes of frolic of the city night
I see the face of a woman in plight.
She appears to be pretty, at first glance
But on closer inspection, her cosmetic mask fades away
Revealing her age, and wrinkles of skin ugly.
Stands before me an elderly prostitute;
For long she had her body abused.
Wandering aimlessly on the city streets, in agony of shame and defeat;
The hollow laughters of frolicking women, in my head, they repeat.
Towers of steel and glass surround us in plenty,
Nay, they dwarf and ridicule our very own individuality.
And the cool night wind, from every direction brings,
To my ear, the sighs and groans of disconnected lives,
Chained in their self imposed glass cages.
And the city continues to be at war, in rages.
By Anthony Mondal
Anthony Mondal is a poet, novelist and actor. He considers himself simply as an artist beyond the confines of nationality and religion. He proudly calls himself a citizen of the world. His most recent book of poems was titled A Burst of Sunshine, which is his second published book. He lived in New York City for almost ten years pursuing writing, acting and song writing – well, then he had a breakdown! And now our artist recuperates/resides in Michigan, USA. As an actor he has appeared in the film “Sabrina” and the TV show “Strangers with Candy” (2000). He received his BA from Calvin College in geology in 1995. He worked in the World Trade Centre, Building One in 2001 and has survived.
Currently he is working on an existential novel tentatively titled “In Search Of…” and is looking for a publisher/agent for his completed Memoirs.