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An ode to triumph

By Priyanshi Banerjee in Poems » Long
Updated 22:25 IST Jan 02, 2017

Views » 130 | 2 min read

 

Hid many faces under veils of fabric,

My life is a thousand pages, not a limerick!

Enough of your attempts which conquered my freedom,

My entity is a possession, not your ransom!

My march shall walk forth, beyond my vain,

Despite the will to confine me with your chain.

 

My skin isn’t a treacherous isotope,

Which, in your privacy, tries to probe,

Not inflammable, nor combustible.

Not my clothes, but your mind- susceptible.

Hid many faces under veils of fabric,

My life is a thousand pages, not a limerick!

 

My bangles don’t exhibit daily chores,

But beauty and strength it upholds.

My hands aren’t evidences of cowardice,

Nor weakness but a morning bliss.

Hid many faces under veils of fabric,

My life is a thousand pages, not a limerick!

 

I am not a silicon lifeless doll,

Mortal, cold and gravely lull.

Not a puppet with a fixed smile,

Victim of your hands’ turmoil!

Hid many faces under veils of fabric,

My life is a thousand pages, not a limerick!

 

My talismanic eyes don’t capture your hollow sight,

Made not for slumber but a sabotaging fight.

My vision neglects your vicious hallucination,

Out of the woods of your heinous nation.

Hid many faces under veils of fabric,

My life is a thousand pages, not a limerick!

 

No longer shall your fist rise in anger,

No longer shall I satisfy your entrails’ hunger!

No longer shall I be trapped in devil’s trade,

No longer shall my dignity strangulate.

Hid many faces under veils of fabric,

My life is a thousand pages, not a limerick!

 

 

And here a bead of perspiration escapes,

Into the shades where your mind frustrates.

I witness not crime, but your wrinkled forehead,

Which questions your actions- mercilessly crooked!

Now you shall taste bitter avenge,

Enough of attacking; now you shall defend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kalamwali 03-Jan-2017 12:11

Wow!

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