By Vidisha Raj
I welcomed this year with bitter tears ,
drowning in my own pool of fears.
Fearing that this year might also be same as others,
where I was captured, isolated, shedding feathers.
Where I begged every free soul wandering around my bars,
to come rescue me because I want to reach the stars.
Some gave me false hope and others simply ignored.
I was disheartened, depressed and therefore my head bowed.
Then suddenly my new year's resolution hit me as a blessing,
I lifted my head and saw everyone fading.
This introduced me with my very own powers,
and now I am independent, strong and no more behind the bars.
Because this year I have resoluted to love,
care, respect and appreciate myself.
To heal my wounds and strengthen my wings,
to prepare for the greatest flight of all beings.
This change is neither magic nor a miracle,
but is definitely the way to reach the pinnacle.