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Me, My story

Me, My story

A little bit about me




Today, as I begin to narrate my story,

And share with you my history;

My mind is flooded by many a thought,

About all that this journey has brought.

Years ago, life was uncomplicated,

Never with worries inundated;

A joyous childhood and a happy youth,

When what you saw was the only truth.

Showered with love and genuine affection

Secure in many a loved one’s protection,

Never was I by any constraints inhibited,

A passion for excelling in academics ignited.

It was a time of progressing and always achieving,

With the yarn of goodwill that life was weaving.

As the time came for family and career to blend,

Without realizing, I began to compromise and over extend.

And began to get caught up in a web woven by another;

Not aware when my inner self began to suffer,

Befuddled, I trudged along, a weary warrior,

Always giving in; conflicts growing bitter and bigger.

Until the day, the mirror seemed to crack;

All the greys, now appeared black.

Lost and alone, with no relief in sight,

Unfathomable to all was my plight.

How could things have gone so wrong?

What had I missed all along?

Where all , had I mistakenly  blundered?

Could this dead end ever become a cross road, I wondered!

It was time to make a choice;

But I would need to find my voice.

Realizing that life is ever changing, like the season;

I held on to hope and reason.

Little by little, the doubts began to dissolve;

Emboldened by new found resolve,

Of my destiny I took charge,

The hurdles were many and large

But forward was the only way,

Inching along day by day

Finally free of remorse and guilt,

Towards the prospect of a life rebuilt

What was remaining I would nurture,

And give myself a chance to prosper.

Without bitterness and with grace,

I would try and find abundance.

By sharing and connecting;

Going beyond expecting,

In everything, I found of myself, shades

And I finally looked within, free of charades

The written word and books began to beseech;

And after ages, for my pen did I reach.

With the power of the prose,

And my belief and conviction, I arose.

For you, this is from my life, a reflection;

But for me, it is my resurrection.

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