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Poem by Asha

Asha, M. R.

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Indian Journal of Psychiatry 50(2):p 149, Apr–Jun 2008. | DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.42406
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Dedicated to special children…

TRYING TO BE…

Understand the challenges I face

Stop pushing me into the rat race

Give me the gift of time and space

And freedom to learn at my pace.

Frustrated anger and tears of guilt

Haunt me day in and day out

Upon which my self-esteem is built

In a desperate search for a way out.

Toys are meant to be broken

Don't hoard them in showcases of ignorance

Joys are meant to be spoken

Don't hide them in prisons of silence

Hurt and humiliated, seeking care,

When I reach out,

Just be there, to share,

Don't cancel me out.

Children are not parents' images

Nor, paradable trophies.

Instead of chasing mirages,

Accept and love WHAT IS.

Your smile and warm hug mean a lot to me

In the endless struggle of “TRYING TO BE”

Although imperfect, I'M A BEAUTIFUL SOUL

LOVING, UNIQUE, ETERNAL, AND WHOLE!

Dr. M. R. Asha is a freelance writer, Reiki Practitioner and researcher. Areas of her interest include Energy medicine, Neurolinguistic programming (NLP), Epigenetics, Psychoneuroimmunology, Parapsychology, Sensory neurobiology and Consciousness Research.

[ED.: This poem was written in response to the editorial ‘Wake up call from stars on the ground’ Indian J Psychiatry 50(1) Page No. 2 - 4.]

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