MY VICTORY SONG

In reposnse to the weekly theme “Motivation”, I would like to share my award-winning poem with you all. It bagged the 1st place at NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts 2018 Mental Health Poetry Contest. Please share your feedback in the comments section.

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My heart parts its lips
utter something
pure and divine
like the moon in its reverie
you ask “What’s my song”
I laugh and smile
with beauty imbued with
the fluttering of the
butterfly wings
so sublime;

My heart though brimming
with pain and anxiety
but ready for its encore every time.
My love is boundless
like a star-spangled sky
covering every iota of my soul;
gives me the sustenance
clears out the wool and webbing
from my disordered thinking
and makes me feel alive
once more.

I adorn the scars
as victory marks and
leaves the bloody trails
as maps, who follow;

Pushed and shoved aside
for reasons unknown
I thrash like a juggernaut
crashing and crumbling
the voices which pull me down
I simply ignore.

Waving my victory flag
so fervently
and singing my song
under my bated breath;

Here I come to
conquer the
uncharted waters of
my life
with a roar.

–Megha Sood

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