Walk A Mile In My Shoes

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Life has never been easy for me
I have struggled to get past each day
When I saw darkness all around
I lit myself to find the way

Burdens I have carried one too many
That pushed my shoulders down
Of people, emotion and expectation
In uncertainty I was pushed to drown

I had to crawl my way back up
No one came to help me out
When I decided to live life my way
Their disapproval they did shout

I worked hard every second
With only a better future in sight
I was forced to grow up soon
In the end, I turned out alright

I have my beliefs in place
I have made myself way too strong
I now know to embrace the right
And accept it when I'm wrong

I made a life for myself
A small, happy, magical place
I found a person I could call home
In whose arms I found solace

This life of mine has made me tough
That's what battles do to you
I jumped into them head first
Every time I learnt something new

I have fallen and risen time and again
Sometime you win, sometimes you lose
But before you judge me for what I am
First walk a mile in my shoes

20 comments:

  1. Beautifully expressed Soumya! People judge others, envy them their success but seldom realize what went behind the scenes to make their story a success.

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    1. Oh yes, people just don't get it sometimes. Thanks, Kala.

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  2. So true and holds good for all of us. Isn't it? Reading your poem after a long time and as usual, loved it :)

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    1. All of us, yes. Wrong a poem after a long time too and I'm glad it came out well.

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  3. Fantastic words. Exactly how I feel. Easy to judge without being in the same situation.

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    1. Thank you, Rachna. I'm sure most of us can relate to this.

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  4. The poem has such a flow to it and there is not a word too many.

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  5. This is brilliant, Soumya. It was as if my own story was unfolding in front of me! Love it! :)

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  6. This poem reflects the other side to your personality - strong on the outside, soft inside! One of the rare ones to do so though :)

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  7. Even if someone tries to put their feet into them they might not even fit them, leave along walking them. It is very easy to judge.

    https://ideasolsi65.blogspot.in/2017/09/walk.html ..........read this.

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    1. That's a very realistic possibility.

      Heading to read yours now.

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  8. You go girl... You tell them... Loved how you expressed through these wonderful verses. People judge no matter what... So be the awesome person you are and ignore others.

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  9. Lovely, sweet and warm. 'A person I could call home - glad you found that - makes everything worthwhile.

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