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I cannot let myself die,
Only because you don’t like me.
You are replacable.

I cannot let myself die,
Only because you hurt me.
You can be tamed.

I cannot let myself die,
Only because I pledged to be with you.
Promises can be broken.

I cannot let myself die,
Only because you forsake me.
My world never ended with you.

I cannot let myself die,
Only because we can never be together.
Many people consider me their life.


ANWESA said…
the voice of a nation whose cities have been held at ransom by terror-mongers.
the voice of every individual who has ever been abused by a fellow-being.
very strong theme. powerful. intense. loved it!
Anonymous said…
nice anwesa...powerful voice, and one i hope the cities will take up...
Mampi said…
Thats the spirit...
Rocky said…
Very good theme. I was hoping I could write about the mumbai attacks and the utter failure of Indian government to handle the situation
RiverSoul said…
Thats the kind of strength i wanna see in every Indian. Its like a resounding slap into every terrorist's faces
Wonderful work, Anwesa
Priya Joyce said…
those lines simply touched me
ANWESA said…
@abhishek sim,
thanx..may we stand together at this hour of need..
ANWESA said…
thanx..i'm praying for the battle 2 end..
Tara said…
Lovely words there Anwesa! The sort of courage that we need to have now, to face these troubled times together! Beautiful, very goosebumps when I read it..
ANWESA said…
ya,d undying spirit..
ANWESA said…
thanx..hope someday things will improve..
ANWESA said…
thanx 4 reading..i hope this trauma ends soon enuf..
ANWESA said…
@priya joyce,
i can understand ur feelings,lil' priya.a similar thing happened 2 me wen i heard abt d killer tsunami of 2005.
ANWESA said…
@art and poetry,
hope d power heals d hurt souls..
thanx 4 reading..
ANWESA said…
thanx dear..d nation will certainly rise out of ashes(like phoenix) n pay respects to those who gave up their lives so that we may live.
peter said…
so +ve and strong ....feelings ...way to go gal :D
ANWESA said…
thanx 4 reading..we must alwez stand 4 our rights.
Aneesh said…
Great! That's how we stand up in tough times!
We are here to stay!
Anonymous said…
very well written anwesa....Too good and it echoes the angst and the mood in a very subtle balanced way!!
Anonymous said…
Very strongly worded. Really liked the theme underlying the poem!
dil ki pyar said…
I cannot let myself die,
Only because we can never be together.
Many people consider me their life.

loved these lines....very true

count the smiles for you
not those who dont care
but those who love you
Rajesh said…
Was too read what I've to say..

I cannot let myself die,
Only because I want to read ur blogs

:) :)
ANWESA said…
thanx..hope all's well soon..
ANWESA said…
@dil ki pyar,
ANWESA said…
may u live a 100 yrs!!n i'm ovrwhelmed by ur words!!
Phoenix said…
im proud of the fact that our generation feels so strongly for their country.. that they care enough to write and voice their opinion.. to show solidarity...

may peace prevail....
ANWESA said…
yes,dats d spirit of a nation.
amen to peace!!
ANWESA said…
@gauri mathur,
ANWESA said…
thanx..if only peace cud prevail forever..
CяŷştąŁ said…
I so loved this one,Anwesa!
You're proving out to be real good at poetry..
The last para was the killer.."I am the life for so many"..that was the spirit.

And another punching line was the "promises can be broken " one..
ANWESA said…
thanx who doesn't respect another fellow-being does not deserve 2 b luvd or cared for.
the nation bleeds due 2 such insensitive individuals.
Suresh Kumar said…
Nice poem at the right time.
No one can kill our spirits, that easily.
ANWESA said…
@suresh kumar,
i hope we dont succumb 2 evil designs..
Hemanth Potluri said…
the strength in the post is too good ;)...loved it anwe :)..

ANWESA said…
@hemanth potluri,
How do we know said…
this is a ROCKING post. Am so glad u could put this into words.
ANWESA said…
@how do we know,
mayz said…
d intensity of d post says it all...
no more more fear...its fire now...they will ace the breath of d sleepin dragon
Harshita said…
as one can do it better than you...give words a meaning that speaks volume :)

Do you really knw hoe talented you are?
joiedevivre said…
yeh hui na baat
..very powerful n strong..
ANWESA said…
@mayz, was d spirit with which i wrote
ANWESA said…
thanx..i'm actually blessed 2 get a reader lyk u..i really dunno wat makes me rite poetic lines,but now,ur a cause of it.ur one of my best readers n i shall try my best to live upto the benchmark u'v shown me.
lots of luv,
ANWESA said…
They kill our mortal body but our Indian soul and spirit will never die. VANDE MATARAM!
Keshi said…
profound! I loved it. They may kill us but we dont DIE.

Stay safe sweetz.

ANWESA said…
@twisted elegance,
thanx frnd..Vande Mataram!
ANWESA said…
xactly,thats the spirit of a peace-loving nation.
take care.
ANWESA said…
@as i confess,
thanx..its not the power of an individual,the power of a nation..
Lena said…
thats so painful and yet so powerful! Great spirit, girl!
ANWESA said…
ya,dats a spirit of peace n war against terror.
Nitijita said…
wow..anwesa..really hearttouching and inspiring..
ANWESA said…
thanx gal..
Saranya said…
Nice and sensitive lines anwesa :) Luved it!
Anonymous said…
Could relate it to myself.Would like to tell that to someone actually.
Well written and it has got The power!

//And thanks for visiting my blog.Is Anwesa your name?What does it mean,if you don't mind telling me?Just curious as I have never heard it before.//
ANWESA said…
ANWESA said…
thanx dear..yes,anwesa is my name.
it means "a will to discover."
n it was sweet of u 2 ask dat.
Sandeep Balan said…
a great start...i loved the third line of each para...too really gave that punch...keep writing dear...

loved the spirit

very powerful poem.

take care:)
ANWESA said…
@sandeep balan,
ANWESA said…
Kartz said…
Touched a chord inside... Good 'un!

Divya said…
wow.. the poem can be deciphered differently from diff angles.. great!
Heart'n'Soul said…
wow- tht was touchin
good work girl :)
ANWESA said…
@heart n soul,
thanx..keep visiting..
Phoenix said…
areay wah new awards..changa hai ji...
ANWESA said…
Kartz said…
I cannot let my nation die!
Just because of a heartless creep...
For, I've heard 'love' can do wonders.

That carnage still looms large. Terrible...

Nicely penned Anwesa...
ANWESA said…
thanx 4 visiting.the post was abt saving one's grace n honor,be it individual or of a nation.

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