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From Innocence To Experience And Thereby......... - Poem by sonia roy

I was in darkness
shievering with fear.
No one was there
except a firm hand.
The hand asked me
to hold it tight.
I grasped it out of fear.
The hand took me out
of the breathless dark.
The world of light
was fantasizing to me-
Everything was new to me.
I was slowly learning
them all.
With the help of that hand.
It seemed a greater whole-
Has given birth a smaller
I started identifying with the greater whole
in all spheres;
I was growing up gradually.
Then, one day, it so happened-
I could not find any concordance
with the hand as before.
Is it because of the
Experience that I have gained!
Whose fault is it?
One world which
encompassed its offspring
Has now taken off the
encircle around the newer one.
So I find myself baffled
in this entire new world.
Still trying to once again
Find a harmony with my benefactor.
But alas! neither my new shell
gets dissolved
Nor am I able to-
Re-enter the world of protection.
It dreads me to even think
of the immediate future.
Can, someone help me
out of this dis-equilibriumed state.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 1, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 18, 2010

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