Poems

Let me be…

fly

I wanna fly across the sky,
Spread my wings and go up high,
feel the wind on my face and the clouds on my lips,
and keep flying for a very long distance.

I wanna walk as far as the horizon
Not knowing any destination
relax by taking all the beauty within
But keep walking without rooting in.

I wanna swim alongside the whales
Live like turtles to tell many tales
Be a fish with little fins
Without wondering- Do I fit in?

Because this human body feels like a tight glove
I feel like a caged bird caught from above
Boundaries created by good willed souls
To keep me safe and in their holds
Freedom only spoken in words
Makes this life miserable.

Let me fly, let me be free
Let me be who I was born to be
Don’t fence me in with your dogmas and ideals
And make me a moving talking machine

Let me live, let me shine
And follow my heart not thine
For that is when “Being Human” becomes a joy
So come on, join me let us rejoice!

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Poems

Let my voice be heard…

woman

Born to be your other half
I can’t fathom why you are so insecured
Saddling me with names and norms to control.
Surrounding me with a boundary, to fence me in,
Saying I need protection from life’s wind.
You think I am a possession to behold
Not caring that I too have emotions left untold.

Burn me, scar me, mutilate me and rape me
Cover me from head to toe
Make rules so that my head remains bowed.
Why I ask you?
Do you try to fit everyone of us into a round pegged hole?

Let me live, let me free, let me be a shoulder that you may need
Give me my freedom, erase the lines, let me stand side by side
For I am your other half as perfectly divine.
Let us coexist at least in future times.

I dedicate this poem to all the women out there who are still suppressed and made
to feel inferior just because of their gender…Hopefully one day we would walk
hand in hand and be appreciated for all that a women can bring to this world.