Friday, June 6, 2014

No, Thank You

 I fell in love with this quote of Dr Mary Angelou, as soon as I read it -  

"I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass."

And that's what inspired me to write this poem :)

Watching through murky shadows, praising esteemed stereotype,
casting frowns at your dreams, crinkled views would slowly wipe,
Does hope ride on a sunrise, soon at dusk you might wonder?
Can it power your resolve, to catch those dreams, now yonder!

Let them never tie you down, for your heart is born to fly,
stack up smiles, spread wings and soar across vanilla sky,
your voice can empower, sing sweet lullabies too,
march through snowstorm, sail over oceans blue,

this world would often attempt, to pass on an old Taboo,
flash the brightest smile and say, "No, Thank you"

 Image Courtesy - Google

Linking to Write Tribe - Wednesday Prompt


  1. I LOVE this. Thank you for writing it, and thank you for sharing! Beautiful and inspirational.

  2. A lovely thought and a beautiful poem. :)

  3. Raj, hi there, hope you've been well :) Beautiful inspiration n wonderful poem :)

  4. How beautiful and love how you took Maya's quote and made a poem from your thoughts about that quote-wonderful!

  5. "for your heart is born to fly" - I like this line very much! The whole poem is beautifully expressed.

  6. May we all get to fly & attain dreams! Nice poem & great inspiration.
    the recent movie Queen upholds this :)

  7. Flash the brightest smile and to your own self stay true :) Lovely poem, Rajlakshmi. And a fitting tribute to a wonderful woman.

  8. I love the line your heart is born to fly, stack up smiles, spread wings and soar across vanilla sky. That painted such a delightful picture. Lovely poem.

  9. Love ur take Rajlakshmi. Be yourself, don't be afraid to live life King Size, let the real you, undiluted by prescribed notion of society, fly high:)

  10. Very great post. I simply stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your weblog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing on your feed and I am hoping you write again very soon!


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