There was a time long ago
when I may have been born innocent and pure
Such a long time ago in that space within an
alternate universe it seems
When a writhing tiny speck of humanity appeared
pushing its way out of the safety and warmth
Of the amniotic fluid of my mother's womb
Such was this beautiful miraculous thing
how was i to know that the beauty would not last
thrusting itself into this vast nothingness of seething bitumen
From that ominous moment of the severing of the umbilical cord
i felt the cold hands of a cruel destiny take a grip of my soul
Even then I had known that this farce of an existence
would be driven upon a harsh, evil and unfeeling pathway
Yes, the road has been paved with misery, hardship, pain and loss
twisted at every turn by the tentacles which sought to choke and control
Through the forests, thickets, jungles, traps and snares
i have fought and clawed, ripped the guts out of myself and you
Allowing nothing to stand in my way, a determination to show life
that I would not be beat, controlled or be dictated to
Oh, it has taken a physical toll upon my body and soul
body pays the price in pain, loneliness and isolation
Sometimes self-inflicted, sometimes without a choice
but, I have overcome, I have arrived at myself
Now please don't judge me if my ego swells beyond pride of self
to yet assume that the world seems beneath my consideration
As it mocks and jeers at my audacity and feigned bravado
I now exist solely within the space of my own choosing
or so I tell myself with great audacity
I care not what the quaking world thinks, I am master of my ship
The universe may stop my heartbeat at a finger's snap
but I am ready, let it now do its worse
For I have won, you see
by the obstinate nature of my will......I am still here
Have I evolved into a dark queenliness that makes me feel invincible
that I think somehow sets me apart from the banal and uninteresting.
I feel emboldened, primed, ready to move on to the next phase of me
without apology, explanation or a moment's regret or care
Am I the best me that I will ever be right now?
From here is there nowhere else but up.
Death is but another step in my evolutionary process!
The next rung on the ladder is infinity!
Have I have become......life!!!!!!!!!!!
Bliss of Identity
All Nature is taught in radiant ways to move,
All beings are in myself embraced.
O fiery boundless Heart of joy and love,
How art thou beating in a mortal’s breast !
It is Thy rapture flaming through my nerves
And all my cells and atoms thrill with Thee ;
My body thy vessel is and only serves
As a living wine-cup of Thy ecstasy.
I am a center of Thy golden light
And I its vast and vague circumference,
Thou art my soul great, luminous and white
And Thine my mind and will and glowing sense.
Thy spirit’s infinite breath I feel in me;
My life is a throb of Thy eternity.
By Sri Aurobindo
No more my heart shall sob or grieve.
My days and nights dissolve in God’s own Light.
Above the toil of life my soul
Is a Bird of Fire winging the Infinite.
I have known the One and His secret Play,
And passed beyond the sea of Ignorance Dream.
In tune with Him, I sport and sing;
I own the golden Eye of the Supreme.
Drunk deep of Immortality,
I am the root and boughs of a teeming vast.
My Form I have known and realised.
The Supreme and I are one; all we outlast.
From ‘My Flute’ by Sri Chinmoy.
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