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On A Pedestal

Image Source: The Magpie Tales

I can still hear the dogs bark
And some tongues continue to wag
Its funny you think you can break me
Your thoughts land in my dustbin bag

I am not going to ever give up
You can cuss and curse all you want
I shall stand tall and do it my way
Your baseless claims do not haunt

You clearly do not have the guts
To point the gun directly at me
That's why you target my close ones
How typically lame, my eyes can see

Go ahead do it, spew the venom
I shall get past it all with a smile
How do you think I made it this far
While you are still stuck in the first mile

You have been trying for a while now
Aren't your fingers enough burnt
Spin your web, spread you tales
Not to pay heed, I have learnt

Call me all the names you want
Based your minuscule thoughts, I won't fall
I have the love of my life on my side
Together we shall conquer it all

Days, months and years may pass
Your jealousy will only multiply
Get set to turn green all the way
I have now grown wings to fly

There is a reason why I'm up here
While you are one among the crowd
You easily blend with the background
While I sit here all satiated and proud

Your eyes may fall upon me
Beyond that you cannot enter
Take down all those around me
I don't care, my love is my center

I can solely stand up against all of you
Without a thought I shall slay one by one
After bearing your nonsense for so long
This would surely feel like fun

You all are ambition less fools
For mediocre you all shall settle
I'm the queen of my own world 
That's why I'm here on a pedestal


  1. Fools bark the most, while they do we sit back relax. Because time shall come when other dogs bark at them.
    We're up for a reason, because we're tamed by maturity and self-reflection.
    That's where the difference lies.
    You kept it simple, yet sculptured the words well in intervals.

  2. I loved the way you weaved the post around this picture.. What a take! :)

  3. Well said...kuch toh log kahenge, logon ka kaam hai kehna.

  4. You conveyed a message in such simple words. I really enjoyed reading this. Keep writing, Soumya. Lots of love. :)

  5. Reminds me of Cleopatra & Mary Antoinette, Soumya :)
    Nicely expressed!

  6. Inspirational, Soumya! The simplicity and the power of words that you weave have a mesmerizing effect like this one.


  7. Was this intended to be an aspect of non-fiction? I don't know why but I got that feeling from the way you wrote it. Absolutely awesome :)

  8. I don't know why, but the pic, when I saw it first, reminded me of Cleopatra. And I just saw Anita has said the same thing :)
    As usual, poetry at its best. I love it that you haven't minced any words :)

    1. Thank you Sreeja! You have been very kind :)


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