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A piece of poetry on who I am because I am so much more than how the society wants to perceive me.

A piece of poetry on who I am because I am so much more than how the society wants to perceive me.

I am not the spectacles on my face

I am the spectacular light that leads my foot forward in the darkest days


I am not the colour of my skin

I am the rainbow on a rainy day that lifts up a child\’s drooping chin


I am not the pimples on my cheeks

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I am the dimple that wipes the waves of tears to soothe you in your weeping weeks



I am not the dark scars on my body

I am the success behind every healed wound that unfolds an untold story


I am not the cracks on my heels

I am the courage that walks me through the desert of dreary dreams.


I am not the bounce of my rounded breasts

I am the bravery beneath the bones of a single woman.


I am not the aridness of my frizzle hair

I am the exuberance of my distinctive flair


I am not the weakness in my nerves

I am the willpower that inspires a million lives.



I am not the name on my in-law’s gate

I am the fame born out of my mother\’s sweat


I am neither the wealth nor the riches I possess

I am the wellness of my family and fortitude of my friends.


I am not just the Sindoor on my forehead

I am the signature on every milestone that I cross while marching ahead


I am not a burden on the man’s back

I am the responsibility that holds the nation’s flag.


I am ME







I am not what you think




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Swetha Vangaveti

The Master's holder in English Literature from the English and Foreign Languages University, Swetha is as a content curator and an author. Her "Letters to touch the petals of your heart" was published in read more...

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