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Die to Live

My identity is questioned
My existence is questioned
Questioned to erase me
From this globe forever
By my own creators

My heart beat increased
I am really frightened
Felt lump in throat
I hadn't noticed tears
I looked for a hug

A hug for support
To back my identity
To back my existence
But I have no one
To support with hug

So I'm backing myself
In my well of loneliness
For my own existence
And my perishing image
In hands of a tyrant

I may lose my image
And existence forever
Whatever may happen
I will fight the tyrant
And will die with honor

So at least my name remains

Submitted: Monday, March 23, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, December 23, 2009


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  • Walterrean Salley (12/24/2009 11:41:00 PM)

    Stand for something or you will fall for anything. We must take a stand when it comes to some things in life. A heroic poe. Thank you.

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  • Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (12/23/2009 2:35:00 PM)

    ‘…I will fight the tyrant // And will die with honor…’

    Staunch Faith in oneself is better than weak faith on God…,
    And your tyrant will go into oblivion…and you'll be immortal thro' death
    Ms. Nivedita
    Ten
    UK

  • Ahmad Shiddiqi (4/4/2009 3:31:00 PM)

    heroic words! I love it. keep writing!

  • Sathyanarayana M V S (4/1/2009 3:16:00 AM)

    'Gorantha deepam kondantha velugu
    chigurantha aasa jagamantha velugu'
    Your poem reminds me tha great song from Bapu's movie by Arudra. Yes! When noone to come to support u, you are very well there to support yourself. Well written poem

  • Joseph Poewhit (3/25/2009 8:32:00 AM)

    HERO'S often fail at things but bring the silver lining from the cloud

  • Pablo Cruise (3/24/2009 12:31:00 PM)

    Intriguing back and forth use of your words, Kranthi..........................

  • Carl Harris (3/24/2009 10:05:00 AM)

    This is a very well expressed poem, Kranthi, but there are some minor mistakes in it that need attention. In your second verse, the word 'frighted' should be frightened. In verse four, 'lone' should be loneliness and after for in line three, you should say 'my perishing image.' In verse five, 'loss' in the first line should be 'lose.' In the final one line verse, you need a space between 'at' and 'least.'
    Overall, as I said, this is a very expressive and well thought out poem, with short, crisp lines and a very cohesive plan throughout the poem. I liked it. Carl.

  • Eyan Desir (3/24/2009 6:02:00 AM)

    This poem tells
    A interstin stroy
    Fun and interestin
    good write

  • Leslie Alexis (heaven Is My Home) (3/23/2009 11:04:00 PM)

    splendid splendid poem..

  • Janell Cressman (3/23/2009 10:13:00 PM)

    wow! ! ! ! ! Keep fighting, and never quite trying

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