Divya John

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What I Am - Poem by Divya John

A defiant moment of regret
An inexplicable frame of mind
A shocking shame and blame
An aura of doom undid me.

My heart swayed in its orbit
I smelt the spilt-over blood.
Bewildered I was to find
That spilt-blood maintained my being.

My eyeballs rolled in their orbit
I tasted the tears I shed.
Perplexed I was to learn
That shed-tears added salt to tongue.

My bones jerked in their orbit
I patted my torn muscles.
Baffled I was to notice
That torn-muscles sustained my being.

The real me moved in my orbit
I took in the pain and gain
Amazed I was to know
That these made me what I am.

Topic(s) of this poem: self image

Form: Free Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

published in Whispers Within, p 52

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 23, 2016

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 23, 2016

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