Roopa Menon

Rookie - 20 Points (11-05-1985 / Mumbai, India)

Her First Steps To A New Life - Poem by Roopa Menon

Tired, tattered and trapped,
She lay still and peaceful
A rhythmic whisper
From a young heart
Like giant breathing
The white-fanged fury
Of every night sea storm
Seconds trickled with every gasp
For months together
Life valiantly fought on
Hope emblazoned on every heart
And finally life breathed into lungs
Legs and hands still asleep
But the young heart grew
Love and will power
So radiant
From her eyes,
Her voice,
Her whole being.
Years flowed by
Her feet awoke
Shakily resting on ground
Every bit of energy
Pushing behind wheeled life
Determination trickled down
As sweat.
And she took the first steps
To a new life
Hope danced
An exultant yell of success
Fragile feet
Made her fall
But she smiled,
Cried and laughed.
It's a long way after all
Till the day
She could run out
To trap the sun rays
On her lovely face.


Comments about Her First Steps To A New Life by Roopa Menon

  • Varundev Nair (10/2/2013 2:43:00 PM)

    its feelg... as real..
    well written..
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  • Lucifera SantezLucifera Santez (10/2/2013 8:15:00 AM)

    wonderful.
    perfect use of words.
    please read some of my poems and comment on them.
    :)
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  • Abigail Kremm (9/21/2013 2:18:00 PM)

    I love the image. Well done! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 5, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, September 6, 2013


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