did you want to see me crawling on my knees?
Do you now find it difficult
to see me standing tall,
loftier than my dreams,unbeaten and invincible?
The day, a thick black smoke,
coiling like snake, engulfed my soul,
you imagined me to be strangulated.
Are you now surprised that
I could tear apart the thick dark curtain
and made a slit in it,
through which the sun shines now?
When you took away my garden of Eden,
you expected me to fall, perhaps;
instead I learnt to fly,
gliding and soaring higher than hopes.
I no longer sit at the gate of your paradise
sobbing, waiting for you to open the iron clasp.
I am no more ashamed to have eaten the forbidden fruit;
I have tasted the nectar of experience and gathered wisdom;
Now I have learnt to keep the serpent beneath my will;
Is it my fault if Adam fails to resist my beauty? Yet,
I have always held his hand firm,
giving him shelter like the banyan tree;
I have won grief and sorrow and made them my armor;
I no longer shun death but have conquered it with acceptance.
Do not be surprised any more
for I still smile the brightest,
with innocence and determination,
unafraid, ready to begin,
tomorrow and afterwards!