tanvi damle

I Am

I sit in the terrace, gazing at the starry sky,
and think about the answer to the question, 'Who am I? '
I am a girl who wants to be young forever,
but I'm a girl who also wants to grow up and be someone that everyone will remember.
I'm a girl who wants to stay in the protected world my parents have built for me,
but I'm also a girl who wants to touch the sky and break free.
I want to be happy and dance in the rain,
but I also wanna cry for the unfortunate and feel their pain.
I want to be wise and go towards the sun ray,
but i also want to be a fool, trust my heart and go the other way.
I'm a girl who always wants her life to go towards light,
but I'm also a girl who wants to be able to make it through the night.
I always want to be right, win every race,
but i also want to be able to lose and accept it with grace.
I'm a girl who always wants to go up, make ends meet,
but I'm also a girl who wants to be able to fall down and have the courage to get back on my feet.
Who am I? What kind of a human being?
I'm right, I'm wrong, I'm everything.

Poem Submitted: Monday, March 14, 2011
Poem Edited: Monday, May 16, 2011

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  • Unnikrishnan E S (9/4/2016 2:07:00 AM)

    Hi Tanvi,

    Fantastic poem. I could easily relate to your dreams. I find a young- forever young, young at heart-, dreaming, starry eyed girl, always exuberant and happy, in the poem.

    And yes, a very sturdy, strong person who does not get scared by the possibility of falling down, erring.. Tanvi, we fall, only when when we get up and start walking. But do not hesitate to get up and walk, no run, to your cherished destination. This is something every human being should do. Because, this is what every animal, plant do in the nature around you. Strongly reminding me of 'Jonathan Livingstone Seagull. All the best.

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  • Allie Lusha (2/24/2012 1:14:00 PM)

    Hey Tanvi Its been ages, How you doing, I have a lot of catching up to do reading your wonderful poetry..you haven't lost it sweetie you are marvellous never stop writing :)

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  • Lindo Mvelase (11/2/2011 5:57:00 AM)

    A great poem is this one, i give a ten.... i like the rhyme in it

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  • Lakshay GabaLakshay Gaba (6/13/2011 6:29:00 AM)

    very gôod poem...jst be what u r.

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  • Menime Soul..'d' Ugliloner (5/15/2011 9:29:00 AM)

    Yes indeed...you're everything. And after reading this i didn't felt like you were not in touch with poems for a long time like you said to me. It's really a beautiful one..you just weaved a wonderful poem here...Questions sor which we all seek answers. Take care.

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  • Abhay Vignesh LAbhay Vignesh L (4/11/2011 10:27:00 AM)

    Powerful statements in verse..Great insight.....a fine piece of poetry...10+++

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  • Leah AyliffeLeah Ayliffe (3/25/2011 11:43:00 AM)

    loved it! good display of the contradictions of our life!

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  • Vatsal Dhaka (3/23/2011 11:17:00 PM)

    The poem shows the dreams which are always at a conflict and hence it's inspiring.nice work.!

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  • Anushmadhu Sanna RatnavelAnushmadhu Sanna Ratnavel (3/23/2011 5:08:00 AM)

    you can do all when you justify it as a girl and human being..
    good luck
    10++

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  • Arin Karma (3/22/2011 5:15:00 PM)

    I think it was cool. It's also true about every girl, although they may not know it. I like how you speak about reality in this poem.

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  • Abhimanyu Kumar.sAbhimanyu Kumar.s (3/22/2011 12:05:00 AM)

    your lines starts from innocence to an adult mind. keep it up

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (3/21/2011 4:10:00 AM)

    very sweet write.you seem to be the girl who is out to achieve great things.best wishes.loved it.

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  • Jenny Gordon (3/20/2011 10:39:00 PM)

    Sweet, you've beautifully and fascinatingly depicted the heart of so many yet so very enticingly in the symbolism of just a girl on the terrace alone gazing into the starry sky thinking, dreaming, being so very real and natural. Delightful. I quite enjoyed it.

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  • Unwritten SoulUnwritten Soul (3/19/2011 12:13:00 AM)

    YOU ARE
    You are the girl look ordinary but expressing extraordinary feelings
    You are the girl took innocent and know what u want, tell everything
    You are the girl who never less than a light to shine in life ring
    Good luck to be real in ur dream, becoz u are the girl
    who will always young if u believe...innocent is ur skin

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  • Marieta MaglasMarieta Maglas (3/18/2011 7:13:00 PM)

    I am a girl who wants to be young forever

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  • Pranab K ChakrabortyPranab K Chakraborty (3/18/2011 6:49:00 AM)

    Absolutely you are then just like a Homosapiens. Not a degree more or less. Thank you. Run fast to hit the target from which point you can fall down easily. 10

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  • Dickson MsetiDickson Mseti (3/18/2011 1:56:00 AM)

    Yes you are, everything thing that you said, that is who you are.and that is the power of reality.

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon (3/17/2011 8:44:00 PM)

    Rich in realism about the important choices and experiences of life. Well done my friend.... We all have choices to make. Let's make the best choices and have the best lives...

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (3/17/2011 3:19:00 PM)

    You are indeed everything! Don't lose confidence and go ahead in life!

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  • That Girl (you know...the one up in the clouds) (3/17/2011 1:23:00 PM)

    i loved your poem.
    i relate to it in so many ways. it really seems you are fit to be an amazing writer. keep writing.

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