Saturday, July 27, 2013

UBC day 27 - I can.

Just a little sapling I was,
with dreams that eyes behold,
Fire in my belly and faith in my heart,
Waiting for life to unfold.

You mustn't grow, no rights have you,
they cried and pinned me down,
I pushed, I fought, I kicked, I begged,
but they would not let me crown.

Losing all hopes, I cocooned within,
scared and shaken and sad,
limp I lay on the earth alone,
lifeless, cold and unclad.

You mustn't lose hope, you can stand up tall,
said a little voice from within,
grow your roots, gain the strength,
learn to grit and grin.

Don't give up yet, the mind's your puppet,
you can guide it as you might,
teach yourself to be so strong,
that one day you can stand upright.

I know I can and I know I will,
One day the demons defeat,
and that is the day when I will have,
the whole world at my feet. 


  1. loved the confidence shown in the last four line .. a nice poem .. hoping someday people will learn

    1. a woman will have to stand up for her own rights, only she can do that favour for herself.

  2. nice poem!!
    I think we need to keep telling ourselves that we can, this will help us overcome hurdles along the way!

  3. Beautiful poem and the picture just says it all ! We hope someday we all learn from our past.

  4. I don't know how you had intended it to be but somewhere it reminded me of female infanticide. I don't know why but my mind perceives it as that. Fits quite perfectly.


    1. definitely that's one big issue that's targeted here.

  5. I reminded me of female infanticide too.!!!I If you were in advertising, this couldve been used in campaigns

    1. It suits so well for female infanticide too... guess whatever stage a woman isvin, be it a baby, an foetus or even a teenager or a middle aged lady, she has to fight if she wants to survive. Thats the beauty of this poem you wrote LP, it can be applied af so many levels!

    2. call it female infanticide, child marriage, denying a girl education, denying her anything at all...domestic violence al......

      and bhavya u hit it right on the nail! thank u for reading so well....

      dee so glad u thought it fit to be used in advt..i grinning from ear to ear!

  6. Hi Princess this is an enlightening poem. Till there is life there is hope Very inspiring.

    1. very true, and we must fight for what we deserve....


At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person..deep gratitude for those who have lighted the flame within me!! your comments will be appreciated..

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