Thursday, January 8, 2015

I - A little about me

I come from a faraway land
Where the sky is vast and the stars are bright
Where the soul is free and life flourishes in the midst of a desert
I am from Rajasthan, land of colors and boisterous festivities
I am second born to a lovely family 
I am a girl with hope and compassion 

With dreams high and desire to learn, I stepped into college 
Brought out the leadership qualities to the fore 
And put the enormous potential into action 
Then there was time for another chapter 
The little bird finally left the comforting nest 
And there I was with new wings to fly and explore the world 

Ups and down, twist and turns; I have seen them all in life 
Learn from the lows and grow with the highs 
But still stay grounded to the core that’s the gist of my life 
I am a girl who never quits and will try again and again 
I am a ship that sails and rides the billows wild and free 
With the wind I sail and roar against the fierce storm 

I am a bird trying to fly beyond the horizon 
Even though it has been hard on the path to here 
And you may see me struggle but you will never see me fall 
Like the ocean whose tides many times they are down 
But invariably they rise, from nadir to the crest 
With more vigor than before; more hungrier than ever 

And now that I have learnt to overcome the odds
Here I am again, to learn as I grow and contribute in every way I can
Knowing where I came from, going somewhere I wish to be
A bridge in my journey, I am determined to cross
To be able to touch the sky and fly beyond
A step closer to the sky; a step closer to my dream..

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Written for an essay . hope you all will enjoy reading it and knowing me!! :)

20 comments:

  1. Ankita, it was such a pleasure to read this lovely poem. I can hear the resilience in riding the billows "wild and free".....love the wish to contribute to life, a wonderful intention.

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    1. Thank you Sherry for reading and your kind words! :)

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  2. there is a lot of nuggets there in that last stanza....overcoming....learning as we grow....remembering where we came from...with direction...lots on living in that....

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  3. May you fulfill all of your hopes and dreams, Ankita. Though, as a person, you are grounded......I trust that in life you WILL soar to the sky and beyond!

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    1. Thank you Mary for your wonderful wishes! :) It is always a pleasure to have you here.

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  4. Lovely assuredness that no matter how difficult the speaker will rise! I think of flying the planes, but also of relationship and education, everything in which life surges beyond our own.

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  5. I love your energy and willingness to pursue your dream. Such a vibrant set of thoughts, a wonderful way of describing yourself,

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    1. Thank you Bjorn for reading and your lovely comment!

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  6. Sounds like you're traveling your journey with much gratitude and zest for life!! I like your words, 'Learn from the lows and grow with the highs'. That's what life is! Beautifully written, Ankita :)

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    1. Indeed Torie! I like to learn and move forward, after all there is only one life!

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  7. Alas, could not visit Rajasthan when I went to India as my husband got sick and we had to miss that part of our trip. I love to read anything about it. Good luck with your own journey!

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    1. Thank you Rosemary! I must say you should visit Rajasthan next time you are in India, its a beautiful place with magnificent palaces and forts. :)

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  8. Lovely & inspirational! Wishing you all the best in achieving your dreams! :)

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