Treasure of Misfortune

Apoorva Panwar 2003 (Uttar Pradesh)

Wiping away the tears of elation on touching my teeny feet,
Gave everyone a great treat.
The atmosphere was full of light,
Yet my mom felt something wasn’t right.
Playing, laughing, like a moon I grew,
Not knowing how to stand, added to my life a black hue.

My family got the most unwelcoming news from the doctor,
Their princess will not be able to walk in her life ever.
Some blamed my mom, some cursed God,
To see the sympathetic looks for me, I couldn't afford.
Decided to make lemonade from the lemon that life gave me,
Respect and Success I  wanted, no matter how difficult it would be.

Drowned myself into books from day and night,
So that the sash of “Excellence” is fit and tight.
Today, I stand here, not on my feet but on my goal,
Tears of pride from my mother’s eyes are hard to control.
Doesn’t want people to remember me for my disability,
But as a person with exceptional capability.                                             

About this poem

This poem isn't composed of just words but narrates the emotions and events of my life. A celebration for all the specially-abled people and a reminder, that they are no less than anyone.

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Written on December 24, 2022

Submitted by apoorvapanwar2852 on December 24, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 955
Words 186
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 6, 6, 6

Apoorva Panwar

Apoorva Panwar is an Indian budding poet. She's suffering from Cerebral Palsy, a kind of locomotor disability. Though her childhood was quite difficult, she never allowed her disability to become a hurdle in her success path. Writing is her passion and one of her poems has been published in the LIFE OF LILIES anthology. She aspires to be a civil servant and serve her country. more…

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