I Shall Overcome
I had a perfect life, I had whatever I wanted,
But, little I knew that I will soon be hunted.
They took away everything from me, and left me defeated,
I was treated as a pawn and my fate was cheated.
I was about to give up, and accept my defeat,
They left me so weak, that I could not stand on my feet.
Then, a friend helped me to escape my fate,
I decided to take my revenge before it is late.
I knew I had to teach them a lesson,
So, I prepared myself to start on a mission.
I met both friends and foes on my way,
Some wanted to help me out, and some wanted to prey.
But, I was determined to take my final stand,
And, a game of chess helped me to win, as planned.
Finally, I achieved my goal and made justice prevail,
I knew I would win, If Tomorrow Comes.
(Based on If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon)
I left them one day to give my life a direction,
I thought, I needed to move ahead to achieve that perfection.
I walked a long way, all alone, and thought that success was near,
I achieved a lot, applauds and appeases, at the cost of my loved one and dear.
I thought I was the happiest person on Earth at the peak of success,
But, there was no one to share my happiness with and no one to bless.
Gradually, I understood how lonely I am in the journey of life,
My loneliness cut through my achievements like a bleeding knife.
I became richer by laurels and medals, but poorer by relations,
Everything seemed to unreal and full of calculations.
I yearned to go back to those who care; “take me back”, my heart screams,
Because I realized that home is the starting point of love and dreams.
Will no one tell me what she sings?—
Perhaps the plaintive numbers flow
For old, unhappy, far-off things,
And battles long ago;
(The Solitary Reaper by William Wordsworth)
But, it is better if I don’t understand the song,
Because I love the rhythm and I can sing along.
Words might give the tunes a different meaning,
It might be something very sad or demeaning.
It can be emotions of happiness too,
Or some painter describing a beautiful view.
The music was soothing to the ears,
It brings both a smile and also tears.
Let me enjoy the notes without the words,
Mother Nature is enjoying too, and even the birds.