Jaibala/ August 17, 2014/ Poetry/ 30 comments

You list every transgression,

Each error being recorded,

Each word measured,

Nothing ever treasured,

Feels like I am on a trial,

A victim, a demimondaine even

You call me every word,

A punishment for being me,

The gray clouds just

Don’t seem to fade away.


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But just know, this is what I want to say,

Judge me, leave me, fool me, hurt me

 Throw me under the grand bus of your rites,

With closed passages and broken bridges,

Know that I will find myself every time,

Like the candle that lights up the dark,

Or shines when the wind blows,

It always glows an orange light,

In me I find sanctuary,

The asylum I need,

Reborn from the ashes

Like a phoenix,

I am proud to be me.


About Jaibala

Academically a Microbiologist, I am a Web Columnist for popular magazines and websites, Freelance Writer and a Blogger. Words define me and writing and reading compete to be the love of my life. My biggest belief is that there is something good in everything and I always looks to highlight the best in things. Creative writing is my forte.You can reach me by dropping a mail at


  1. Every piece of you has something of strength to speak. 🙂

  2. Loved it! Very inspiring that we dare to rise despite all the negativity that pulls us down.

    1. Thank You 🙂 True, our quality of rising up inspite of the negativity is what sets us apart, makes us stronger.

  3. interesting poem.
    But, do me a favor ok? Take a printout of this and hang it in your room at a place where you can read it every day if need be!


    1. Yes done, taking print out now. Hugs back 🙂

  4. well well I think people will pull you down always , no matter how good or bad one is , so it should not bother us anymore .. its the way of the world..

    and here;s wishing you rise above as the phoenix EVERYTIME and always .. Good one

    1. Well thanks for the wishes and glad you liked the poem. I really agree with what you say, people who want to talk will find a way no matter what you do 🙂

  5. This should be a personal anthem – for me, for you and a lot of others we know. 🙂

    1. It really should be Sid. 🙂

  6. This sounds like it could be an incredibly empowering personal anthem!

    1. Thank You. 🙂

  7. Loved your attitude and hope to imbibe some of it.. keep upto it Jaibala.. 🙂

    1. Thanks Seeta 🙂

  8. Many years ago, I was ranting to a friend. He heard me out and said, “They are trying to clip your wings. How long will you stand still docilely and let them mutilate you?”

    That day I decided not to be a victim anymore. I decided that I will never again let anyone in the position to curtail my flight.

    It is bad enough to have to deal with my own propensity to sabotage myself without allowing others to shoot me down.

    1. True Dagny. And that is a good attitude to live by.

  9. How important these words are. There is far to much control in every facet of our lives.

    1. There is. We have to learn to rise above it every time 🙂

  10. Superb and killer words. Be you! That’s the way to fulfillment:)

    1. Thanks Vishal 🙂

  11. Love that attitude!!!!! It flows so perfect through the who poem

    1. Thank You so much Cathy 🙂

  12. Perfect! I am also glad you are you…always rise again. Know yourself.

    1. I am still getting to know me. The more I know the more I like me. Thank you 🙂

  13. So pleased by the turn in the last verse…yes..always rise up from the ashes

    1. Thank you. 🙂

  14. I can relate to the poem’s intent, Jai. And I hope you continue to find yourself even when you are pulled down. Whatever names you are called, ignore them. You are the W, and that’s what matters most. It might get extremely frustrating, but I know you’ll rise from it. A beautiful post, and the most apt title.

    1. 😀 I am glad you liked it. Your words mean a lot 🙂

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