I: Illusion

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I am not a puppet in any one's hands
I make my own rules and live by it
I have no patience for liars
And have zero tolerance to shit

I am not afraid to speak out
My opinions I have a right to state
I am here to make my own destiny
I'm not the one to succumb to fate

I shall love whomever I want to
A man, a woman or both together
It all depends on the course of time
If it is cut short or lasts forever

I am strong in my own way
I do not have to prove it every time
I am not a free maid to someone
Having a mind of my own is not a crime

I refuse to accept the meaningless customs
I am happy with my logic and reasoning
I am free to choose a career of my own
Be it a doctor or be it bar tending

Do not judge me by my choices
Some one's approval I do not need
I have made a wonderful life for myself
To others words I do not pay heed

I do not respect people for their age
I respect them for what they do
Listening to them is not a compulsion
They are bound to make mistakes too

I can survive all my myself
I have enough love by my side
I do not need two faced people
Different inside and on the outside

A strong woman is not a myth
Who are you to come to a conclusion
Independent, bold, sensible and powerful
A woman like me is definitely not an illusion

Linking to the A to Z Challenge.

28 comments:

  1. beautiful poem on empowerment ... loved the confidence oozing from your words.

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  2. It is so heartening to read this. I am often a confused soul. I stumble many times before I walk. I wish I could be this stong woman you portrayed.

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    1. I hope someday you shall be this woman.

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  3. Wow!! You speak for every woman...how dare people judge us by the choices we make, the clothes we wear, the places we visit, the jobs we do, or whom we fall in love with..? Lovely poem... says exactly what we mean!! Cheers to girl power!!

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    1. Thanks Titli! Yes more power to us!

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  4. This is another superb craft from you and being a repeat visitor, I can say one thing.....you write with so much passion and you are gonna rock Soumya!!

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  5. May this become every woman's story!
    Powerful and passionate expression :)

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  6. Simply superb. Every single line resonated with me. Powerful read this one. Thank you :)
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

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  7. Beautiful poem... My favourite lines
    I am here to make my own destiny
    I'm not the one to succumb to fate...
    I shall love whomever I want to
    A man, a woman or both together
    It all depends on the course of time
    If it is cut short or lasts forever
    .. :)

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  8. Sounds a good premise to me.

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  9. An awesome poem that portrays how our attitude should be! Loved it soumya :)

    Just Listen

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  10. So inspiring and out coming! I loved the play of words that express one's assertion so easily.

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  11. Which is why you are an inspiration. I love reading your poetry, Love :)

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  12. I think your emotions show that you are like a ship with out a rudder. Stay humble stay human.

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  13. Sorry for my rude comments but I am expressing my opinion on truth as I see it.

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