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Theme: Determination

I’ll Shine


Put my name with treacherous blame,
Surround my life with unbound shame,
Still with the purity of my soul, I’ll shine.

Wreck my chi with your heartless lies,
Fill my heart with relentless cries,
Still with the honesty of my deeds, I’ll shine.

Treat my mind with utter insolence,
Take advantage of my Godly innocence,
Still with the elegance of my being, I’ll shine.

Ruin my love with your pathetic treason,
Make me suffer every day, every season,
Still with the holiness of my virtues, I’ll shine.

Blemish my life with your rude voice,
Plunge me in agony, leaving me no choice,
Still with the beauty of my existence, I’ll shine.

Even in unending darkness, I’ll shine,
Even in life’s harsh starkness, I’ll shine,
In the mud like the morning lotus, I’ll shine,
Till my last breath from being a foetus, I’ll shine,
I’ll shine,
I’ll shine,
I’ll shine.

(Inspired by Maya Angelou's Poem Still I Rise)


More By  :  Rupradha Mookerjee

Views: 1399     Comments: 14

Comments on this Poem

Comment Nathmal Ji, you are too good..a bouquet of thanks to you

28-Oct-2013 08:44 AM

Comment Though Plunge into pathetic love ,Yet you are positive ,opstimist and have faith & firm determination in yourself,that is the great thing which God has given you abundantly.I salute your intellect & genius.I shall call
you " THE "QUEEN OF POEMS"because you have always written after dipped into a deep ocean of emotions.I have no more words in your praise which you deserve.God Bless You. Expect to read nice poetry in future on boloji.com.A lot of thanks.

Nathmal Sharma
11-Apr-2013 14:05 PM

Comment thank you so much KumarJi for always motivating me..

25-Dec-2012 01:52 AM

Comment Yes, like 'morning lotus' you shall alwys shine, Rupradha. Lovely poem and stronger is your determination. Congratulations, dear friend.

Kumarendra Mallick
24-Dec-2012 08:05 AM

Comment thanks Dustu for always supporting me..a friend like you is a gift from God..

20-Dec-2012 02:25 AM

Comment yes.....u have to shine.....becuase optimism rules the life.

19-Dec-2012 04:14 AM

Comment thanks a lot Kingshuk Ji & Sony Ji!

18-Dec-2012 12:58 PM

Comment Simply superb!

Sony Dalia
18-Dec-2012 10:28 AM

Comment Beautiful! Yes, you reminded Maya Angelou.........

18-Dec-2012 07:04 AM

Comment thank you so much for your warm wishes Jai Ji!!

18-Dec-2012 05:16 AM

Comment It's often opined that a writer usually writes what he/she experiences for self or others in the surroundings. Whatever may be true, I have no doubts you will shine with divine bliss..

18-Dec-2012 04:53 AM

Comment thank you, thank you thank you Kulbir Ji & Bharat Ji!! your comments are inspiring!!

18-Dec-2012 01:00 AM

Comment Great -great -great ....! inspiring .This poem has filled my soul with happiness .

Bharat Mehru
18-Dec-2012 00:33 AM

Comment Yes, you will, you will, you will!

17-Dec-2012 13:12 PM

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