Shreema Ningombam

Rookie (Manipur, India)

Her Inheritance - Poem by Shreema Ningombam

Naked unto skin
Unbound hair
Let me wander freely
In search of an elusive bequest
Before I forsake this place forever
A mermaid and an angel at once
I wish to be
In search of an unclaimed space in this world
A piece of this earth will never be mine
So in water in air
I hunt for my birthright
A space I can call all mine
A reclusive, a null yet a totality
Seeking it
In the fullness of this absolute void
In the color of the colorless firmament
In the music of the still quietness
In a life of the deceased
I gathered
A morsel of myth
An ounce of sky
A bunch of space
A handful of cloud
A fraction of thunderbolt
A yard of receding tide
All I can claim mine
So I clench them
Clench them tight
For they are my sole inheritance
From my foremothers

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  • Matt Mooney (5/12/2010 6:46:00 AM)

    I delight in your flowing poetry and it's deep emotion only barely hidden under the surface. I empathize with your search for your inheritance but I think it's in your soul. You have it all the time.You are probably more like your mother than you think.
    Read the Desiderata on the web-'you are a child of the universe'.Keep writing.10.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010

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