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I kept quiet all this while
As people made their own judgement
I just ignored and moved on
Their opinions were not worth a cent

People shall talk all the time
No matter if you do wrong or right
Barking dogs seldom bite, they say
Picking my pen, the truth I shall write

I was thrown in the boiling waters
Squeezed by others for their own gain
Sadism is suddenly the new cool
Without a care for the hurt and pain

Fingers were pointed one too many
Yet I stood strong even though alone
I would not give up on the truth
It is embedded in my flesh and bone

Others always come to find the faults
Gossip soon takes my own name
They think they are playing smart
Truth is, I am the master of the game

I know who comes in from where
I can read their conniving mind
I recognize the pattern easily
Their foot prints everyday I find

I will never give up on my thoughts
My floating dream keeps me alive
Nobody can steal that from me
I am the queen of my own beehive

They pushed me down time and again
Not realizing that I was a blessed Felix
I rose up and beyond the ashes
For I am, the mighty phoenix


  1. Me too :-D
    Not here to waste my life impressing others, whoever it is! nice one Soumya. I just wish all women who are tortured and belittled rise above the ashes.. As we are all basically created to be like Phoenix we just don't know it.

  2. I am a Phoenix too. :D
    Good one Leo.

  3. Loved the way you've woven this, Soumya. How easily we give up, when adversities torment us ! Only if we were aware we could rise up everytime from our ashes, our world would be different !

    1. Thank you Sreeja, I am glad you liked it! :)

  4. Its funny you write this, something very strange happened at work today and this was exactly what I needed :) Thank you :)

    1. I hope everything is fine now! You are welcome my darling! :)

  5. The power and confidence in your words in contagious. I will be borrowing some, thank you. :D

    Beautifully penned.

  6. Very true that no matter what we do, people will talk about us. It's their job to just talk with no work. It's better to keep doing what we are doing. Let others do the talk.
    You very beautifully written so much. Very powerful too.

    1. Thank you so much Namrata! Nice to see you here after long :)

  7. Loved it Soumya :) So beautifully worded... And yes, the Phoenix has always fascinated me!

  8. Aah pretty nice soumya, needed some spirit lifting too

    1. Thank you! I hope you are feeling better now.

  9. Wow. I think that should be the approach adopted by every girl. You said some pretty deep stuff about things that happen daily that are a torture. Pure torture. liked how you made a poem out of it. (:

    1. Thank you so much. I'm so glad you understood the deep meaning of it :)

  10. I just become slightly weak during confrontations. Learning to be one!

    1. I love confrontations. They bring out the truth and the true colors of the person. Master it soon.

  11. Deep and thought provoking.. Penned with finesse!!

    1. people find fault like there's a reward for it! so better to ignore and live life king size(or should i say, queen size) just the way we want to! beautifully penned!

  12. I just had a thought pattern along these lines going on in my head in the last few days. And you penned it! :) Awesome one.

  13. they say the phoenix always rises above all..



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