Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Against #Oppression

Who are you?What gave you the right,
To scorn my thoughts & still my flight ?

I had possibilities,i had self-respect,
They lie shattered,screaming in dust.

Your wanton ways,& wilful might,
Fill me with disgust,but hold me tight.

Who will pay for a spirit oppressed,
a chirpy heart laid to rest?

This trail will end,in a desolate den,
It's never too late to make amends.

Discard this blight,heal yourself,
It has only given you paltry pelf.

Retrospect,and you will find,
Tender and frail,are ties that bind!

Aim to gain what is true & lasts,
Might & force don't win hearts!



28 comments :

  1. Lovely :) might and force don't win hearts! So well said :)

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  2. Ash your comments are always very encouraging.

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  3. Lovely poetry and each word so meaningful! Great writing, Indu!!

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  4. Thank you Rahul,your words mean a lot to me.

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  5. Oops, this Lord and Master sounds too forbidding! I have one at home too and I take potshots at him with tongue firmly in cheek. Do read and give me feedback! http://cybernag.in/lord-and-master-and-the-brats/

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    1. Actually lord & masters have a human side to them also,only they hide it too well!
      Yes, this link is surely going to be a treat for me.I shall look it up soon.Thanks Zephyr.

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  6. might doesnt win hearts,these words will stay for me for a long long time indu....beautifully expressed..

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    1. Thank you Alka,kudos from a poetess is quite something!

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  7. Aptly put! Just wish that perpetrators would understand this. Most people men and women end up misusing power :( whether at home or outside.

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    1. Misuse of power is very annoying no doubt.

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  8. Perfect. Such powerful words; so well put down.

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  9. Beautifully written, loved the mellifluous tone to it, while conveying such a strong message... This is my first time on your blog, and loved your poem so much that, I want to come back for more :) Great work!!!
    P.S. I followed you as soon as I read this poem :)

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  10. A very warm welcome to you Amruta-as warm as your comment,thanks for everything!!!!!!!!

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  11. hmmm I agree and NOt agree too :) with the last line , it depends who you are trying to show that might or force ..


    lovely poem

    Bikram's

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  12. Yes,we all have different backgrounds which shape our ideologies--difference of opinion stimulates thought,thanks.

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  13. True, might and force never win heart. I loved the way you wrote the line, chirpy heart laid to rest.

    You are an awesome poet. Whenever you write poems, they are simple, effective and touch us within...

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  14. Saru thanks for a lovely comment.

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  15. Very beautiful poem...Awesomely rhymed....The last two lines are just Awesome!!

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  16. Hi Sri Valli,thanks for the appreciation.

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  17. Absolutely beautiful Indu:)
    "Might & force don't win hearts.." so true!

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    1. Praise from a poet is truly heartening!

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  18. this reminded me of one of my FB status "Anything can be a weapon, protect what is yours".

    Very good lines, i am with you :D

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  19. Indu, very well written.... I loved the ending especially the line - "Aim to gain what is true & lasts".. :)

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  20. Indu, very well written... I loved the line - "Aim to gain what is true & lasts". Its an inspiring way to end the poem... :)

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  21. Thank you Fizz you are a mighty poetess yourself!

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