Monday, October 21, 2013


OctPoWriMo Challenge 2013

Look into my eyes
what do you see
can you see the burning pain
the turmoil in my heart
I am caged in my own thoughts
a certain mutiny waiting to revolt
and I want to live free
for many years I had been a slave
for many years I had been a victim to apathy
no more
no more
don't show me sympathy
Love me for my colour
love me as I am
Let me be free
Let me be free from this mutiny.

Photo by Stephen Hernandez.
I really liked today's prompt.All the photographs are mind blowing but I knew this is the picture I want to write about. The eyes just stole my heart. As if they were talking to if saying " please tell my story".


Bastet said...

Very strong powerful poem, well done indeed!

Amiya chatterjee said...

Intense last few lines. Takes me to the " Roots "

payal agarwal said...

Powerful poetry!

Shah Wharton said...

I almost chose this image and new it deserved more time than I had to give it, which is why I chose a simpler image to write about today. You chose this very dark and powerful image and did it justice. :)

seekingmeme said...

"don't show me sympathy
Love me for my colour
love me as I am"

You have captured what we all dream of... unconditional love. Wonderful interpretation of the image!

Sonalika Chaturvedi said...

My thoughts exactly on this picture.. Good one !! :)

poushali mullick said...

Woof !! Thats all i can get out of my system right now. Blew me away... you. Gripping n intense !!