Monday, July 29, 2019

To Amisha (someday, Rapunzel)


Someday Rapunzel will chop off her hair
And leap into the forest, undeterred by thorns
That lay waste the garden outdoors
The garden she never knew up close
The garden just beyond her reach. And 
She will taste the wild berries and learn not to gag
She will explore under shrubs and trees and hide
Among the branches when the prince goes by 
And she will know that all witches 
Are not evil and princes are merely men. 

Someday,  I always knew, someday, you
Would leap from my arms, undaunted by storms
That have ravaged the path of your dreams
The path you resolutely follow
The path that leads you away from me. And 
You will taste the raindrops on your tongue
And fly on the wings of every breeze and still abide
In my heart which is forever hovering
Tip-toeing into your deepest nights
Specially when you think I’m not.

Rapunzel has finally found her match
The child and princess now have grown
The forests falls away to show the paths
That lead to lives you are yet to live
Lives without borders: fly true, fly free
Lives where you follow only your dreams
As you leap from tower to tower
And as you flirt with the breeze
You will sling the sun under your shoulder, 
The world is yours to seize. 

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