Updated: Sep 13
Narrating the pain that forces us to let loose and be liberated, poet Santhosh Annabattula states that all of us hold ourselves until the threshold is crossed, and then hell shall be let loose, and with the intensity of a thousand suns, we shall reach our goal.
The poem “The Liberation Song” is an expression of the desire of awakening that shall get the best of our potential.
Every nerve in the body throbbing to break free
Each drop of blood screaming in exasperation
When you become your own nemesis
The pain consuming you entirely
The darkness throttling your hope
Walls of steel closing all around
Shards of agony scarring your soul
Your own feelings ripping you apart
And your insides pleading for death
When life becomes terrifyingly long
World turning into a bleak nightmare
When you start drifting from yourself…..
You discover a voice among the debris
An instrument of expression..
You regain your failing senses
Taking refuge in your heart
When you become your own saviour
You stand up and fight back
A phoenix born from the ashes
With your passion by your side
Your belief showing you the light
Riding on the tide of your dreams
With the intensity of a thousand suns
Scorching everything in between
You claim what is rightfully yours
When you finally rise above life
And you become your own destiny.
This contribution is photographed by Pankaj Tottada.
This poem is available in paperback & ebook.