Minu Jaiswal

Today - Poem by Minu Jaiswal

Today, I was shown a mirror,
A thing that happened with me never.
They said I’m not happy,
That my smile was all sandy.
They said I needed to smile,
Otherwise, I would soon die.
They said I have in me a lot of tears,
Which needed to be turned into hopeful cheers.
To some extent, even I agreed
It was all because of my deeds.
I don’t know why, I do not regret
But also, I just cannot forget.
Friends say, I have changed, totally,
Teachers complain, I have weakened morally.
I cannot get my confidence back,
Mental strength is the quality I lack.
I am sorry to those I have hurt,
Just because I couldn’t give them any mirth.

Topic(s) of this poem: realization

Form: Rhyme Royal or Rime Royale

Poet's Notes about The Poem

A mere realization that occurred long back to me during an extra-curricular activity in school.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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