Poet Lady Katz: new forum reply to Suffocated

New reply from Susan Katz

<p>Thank you so much for your very emotional poem and for the explanation that you sent along, as well.  I will be announcing the poem I choose for Feature Poem of the Week in my Friday Newsletter and posting the posting the winning poem on my Featured Poem of the Week page.  Good luck – so many wonderful poems have been received, I will have a hard job selecting one.  Have a lovely day, Susan</p>


Original Post by Vaishnavi411


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<p style="text-align: left;">Here is my poem which I want to submit for consideration as the featured poem of the week. Please have look! </p>
<p><strong><em>Stumbling-fumbling through the scorn,</em></strong><br /><strong><em>saving myself from being torn.</em></strong><br /><strong><em>Trying – striving not to drown,</em></strong><br /><strong><em>managing to keep that crown —</em></strong></p>
<p><strong><em>The crown that sat on me upright,</em></strong><br /><strong><em>pushing me down yet shining bright.</em></strong><br /><strong><em>My back aches, no wonder why</em></strong><br /><strong><em>Nevermind, I will not cry.</em></strong></p>
<p><strong><em>I won't cry – I think I'm strong,</em></strong><br /><strong><em>strong enough to have been born.</em></strong><br /><strong><em>Eventhough I'm dead and drained</em></strong><br /><strong><em>I'll still try to be unfeigned</em></strong></p>
<p><strong><em>I will make your dreams come true -</em></strong><br /><strong><em>though not aware how I'll get through</em></strong><br /><strong><em>Somehow I will find a way–</em></strong><br /><strong><em>I'll pay your debts so let me stay</em></strong></p>
<p><strong><em>Let me stay now that I'm born</em></strong><br /><strong><em>Although I am broke and worn</em></strong><br /><strong><em>My dreams?— I didn't get time</em></strong><br /><strong><em>To think enough on what was mine</em></strong></p>
<p><strong><em>Even if I had got one</em></strong><br /><strong><em>You would say that life isn't fun</em></strong><br /><strong><em>I know that we have to fight</em></strong><br /><strong><em>But I wish this fight were for what's right</em></strong></p>
<p><strong><em>I can't change your thoughts or mind</em></strong><br /><strong><em>So I'll have to turn a blind</em></strong><br /><strong><em>To my passion and my dreams</em></strong><br /><strong><em>And suppress my trivial screams.</em></strong></p>
<div class="wps_wp_editor_quote">A word about the poem :-</div>
<div class="wps_wp_editor_quote">Kim Tan from "The Heirs' said – "The one who wears the crown, bears the crown". Sometimes the weight of the crown one wears gets so heavy from responsibilities that it becomes unbearable. That's when Suffocation steps in — when you feel like giving up everything but you just can't.</div>
<div class="wps_wp_editor_quote">"Suffocated'' brings out the voice of people who are forced to do something they don't want to, be it a student who is forced to choose a profession from the 'Dignified' jobs or a deprived child forced to let go of his dreams because he can't afford it. Parents who pass on their dreams to their children thinking that the child is bound to fulfill their incomplete desires don't realise how they are killing the dreams of their child just how their own dreams were killed somehow.</div>
<div class="wps_wp_editor_quote">I hope this poem brings out a new realisation in people so that they can empathize with the victims and maybe, help save someone's dreams</div>