Poem - I Am What I Am

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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