The Poised Princess

Walking the tightrope,
A poised princess,
You filled my cracks,
With stained-glass insets,
I twist and I turn,
To impossible shapes,
You revel in my lustre,
They watch, mouth agape.

Knowing well if I fail,
I’d shatter to pieces,
I hate you for being,
My well-favored weakness.
Then one day I fell,
With no one to catch me,
The cruel trapeze broke,
And it set me free.

You tried to find another,
Put her name on the marquee,
But no one could capture,
The crowd’s eyes like me,
But she’ll keep on twirling,
At your every behest,
As you mourn at the casket
Of the poised princess.

I wrote this, to embody how we should never try to alter ourselves to please someone else. How that can be caging, and we should all be free. Being the poised princess is overrated, I’d much rather see all of us be warriors whose individuality shines forth. Would love your feedback!

21 Comments Add yours

  1. Aushi says:

    I m loving it😍😍
    Such a lovely work, where ones strength of individuality perfectly outshines💕💕
    Keep it up👍

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much, so true!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. vaniheart says:

    Loved it 👏👏😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you Vani!

      Like

  3. Ramyani Bhattacharya says:

    This is a spectacular poem. I love how you have weaved words around the fabric, and ofc the whole concept. Take care!

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much, I’m glad you enjoyed it. Have a great weekend!

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  4. Great poem and yes! Warriors over Princess’s any day. How about Princess Warriors…🤗

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    1. Shruti says:

      Ahah love this! And thank you so much for reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You are most welcome 🙏

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  5. Nawazish says:

    Keep it up! So well expressed. We should never try to fit in compromising our thoughts and mindfulness

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    1. Shruti says:

      Exactly! You nailed the idea, thank you so much for the support

      Liked by 2 people

  6. Era says:

    Beautiful 💛

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you Era 🌸

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Era says:

        My pleasure 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  7. So powerful, so true 👏👏👏💜💜💜

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much! This means a lot!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Shahrin says:

    I LOVE this 🧡🧡🧡!! You write so beautifully…

    Definitely snooping around to see more of this xoxo

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shruti says:

      Ahh thank you so much, you made my day!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Shanyu says:

    Love the message. So honest and heart warming

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much! 🌸

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Shanyu says:

        My pleasure! Have a great day.

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