But that is your myopic eye
Which fails to see my grit.
That is your sadistic mindset
Which bears such crippled thoughts.
That is your sick, conservative attitude
Which feeds your hollow ego.
Don’t you know?
A Phoenix rises from its ashes!
I know life is going to be a drag
But was it ever pleasant?
I know my Angels will grow up
But I will not look back.
No more emotional hurts,
No more societal pressures
None of those oppressive judgments
I have had enough.
The only worry…
Will they know, will they fathom
My compulsions, my hurts
Will they assuage my pain?
I know they would move on
I know this is the way of the world.
I love my solitary space
‘Love’ was never my grace.
© Balroop Singh
This poem was inspired from the life of a loving friend, on the verge of divorce due to emotional abuse but she kept postponing it due to the pressures exerted by families. An extremely successful woman now, she carries a volcano within, which protects her most secret thoughts…longing to erupt. Her bewitching smile never betrays that well guarded anguish she carries in her heart.
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