Poem - I Am What I Am

October 8, 2017

 

You laughed and mocked 


And kicked me hard


For you pray mammon I pray to god


I have your coin you threw at me


Nothing is what it means to you 


For mammon has blessed thee


But, I am blinded with its gleam


I could keep it forever


It’s where I build my dream(s) 


And that is how I am….


I struggle and fight


To reach a place where your glitter


Is out shined by my light


There I shall be when I can


And that’s what I am…..

 

I am bruised I am battered


By your whims so hollow


Coz you made rules for me to follow


It was not frailty- I just loved thee


But you doubted my tears


Now I want to be free.


Lift my veil and see


I am Durga Saraswati Kaali**


That is what I am…. 


I stood up and survived


All your lies and illusion


Undulated by your fake promises 


Now I am destined for my own Elysian


I will get it when I can


That is what I am…

 

They thrashed me bashed me


And spoiled my name


Only because I am not the same 


As they wanted each soul on earth to be


Silent victim of their cruelty


For I wanted to lift my head high


With no reason for shame 


Before I die


That is how I am


I am ready I am armed


With simple truths of life


Much stronger than your wizardry


I see a better tomorrow


Over you, all that will be my victory


I will win it when I can


I am what I am

 

But for you, men are not equal


Alas! they are ranked on the same soil they trod


By Money Color even God


And I am punished for making a new start


Questioning your sovereignty! 


For retaining my dignity 


And for connecting men heart to heart


Ah! You cannot kill me! 


For I will born again


I am what I am and will remain

NOTE:

This poem is nominated for the SALISMANIA.com Best Poem Of The Year Award 2017.

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