Contemporary Literary Review India | eISSN 2394-6075 | Vol 4, No 3: CLRI August 2017

Tania Chakraborty

The Existential Question


When people knock you down,

With all their force.

Remember that you are the one,

Who will determine your life’s course.

Gather all your force,

And push them back.

For even the ant possesses powers,

That sometimes gigantic elephant’s lack.

When people choke your voice,

With false accusations and blames.

Remember that you are not an animal,

Who needs to be tamed.

With all your voice,

Shout out loud.

For even the winds sometimes have the power,

To bend willows standing proud.

When people try to suppress you,

With all their power.

Just gather all your tolerance,

And your will power.

Stop them from ribbing you,

And with all your courage.

Put forth your principles and views.

Life is a cycle,

What you sow so shall you reap.

Just act as humans,

And take that graceful leap.

Leave behind all that falsity,

And embrace truth.

Look at everyone with humility.

For even the clouds fly high,

But when it showers as rain

It gives relief and wipes away the dry Earth’s pain.

Tania Chakraborty has completed her M.Phil in the English from Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal in the year 2015.

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