Behind the curtain I always remained
Befitting to none of my woven dreams
Blemishes so many, blaming me for all
Bewildered I am still in search of a path.
As a child born among nightingales
With a heart so musical like a bard’s
But destined just to behold and boost
Discarded Often as a shrieking crow.
As a student never among frontiers
Wished to dazzle but often withdrawn
A shy performer quieted after preludes
Remarkable though belittled by marks.
As a daughter beloved to my parents
But no where near their aspirations
Though not their pride, never a shame
Blessed am l, to be a mould of their gene.
As a sister, my siblings are my blessings
Paddled for me when ever stuck in storms
Tears quiet often betray my love for them
Together we are, though separate we stay.
As a wife, wedded to a man of my choice
Welded even in the midst of whirlwinds
With so many dreams yet to be realized
With him I remain in love but always behind.
As a mother, most blessed status of a woman
My sons, granting a grand meaning to my life
Wish to live long for them, as one among them
Princes so priceless, pleasure for me to love.
As a friend, friends I have, jewels at par
Some cozy with open hearts to heed and herald
Some with mental and monetary help in time
Indebted I feel as they are indeed indispensable
Alas, as a woman as an individual? Dumped I am
As days go by loosing self respect and shrinking
Each day wailing with a mind so vehement
To be someone, is it so catty a dream to realize?
Beyond everything I believe in self, but
Beneath I remain once blurred by falls
Blabbering mind often befools to hide
Bubbling dreams often kept in mute
Still I clinch here with a hope to launch
With a promising vision of vast vistas
Once the sobs subside, smiles supersede
After all life is a gamble, let me roll my dice.