Held Back

Updated: Jun 30, 2021


Caged unwillingly with wings held back

there she sat alone in the prison of thoughts

captivated by the fear of judgment

lost between societal racks

Never again, she decided one day

Never again will she let people control her life

She broke the chains

And she let her heart lead the way

Liberation she seeks

her mind she speaks

after all, she loves her

who are they to judge

She no longer cared about what they thought

Only one goal in her mind

No matter what the cost

Equality, recognization and love she sought

And that day she broke free, free from the chains and rose from the ashes

like a phoenix soaring high,

forgetting all her bloodstains.


Author ~ Anubhi

Editor ~ Nandini Patil

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