In a world obsessed with rules and sovereignty

Where judgments and opinions reign the society

It isn’t easy to create your identity

 

 

To create your identity, you step out every day,

To make your mark, to seize the day

I know it comes at a price, I know it isn’t easy

 

 

I know it isn’t easy to voice your thoughts

I know how people condemn and sabotage

I know how you always have a choice to withdraw

 

 

Yes, you have a choice to cocoon yourself

You always can choose to silence your words

But you choose to stand; you choose to fight

 

 

You choose to fight your battles than surrender in the game

Indomitable you contest, for your dignity, not fame

Life, we all have one, then why live in shame

 

 

Why live in shame, fear or remorse

Why tolerate prejudice, deceit or fraud

When you have the grit, when you have resolved

 

 

I know you have resolved to stand for yourself

I know you aren’t a quitter; you’ll walk the bend

I know it takes courage to face the world

 

 

Yes, it takes courage to face the world

Yes, it takes courage to step out everyday,

To make your mark, to seize the day

 

©Vandana Bhasin

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