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Swallow. 

Its all you can do today

Consume those tears 

Take them in before they appear on the surface of your ducts 

They are here to watch what you do,

Not what you feel. 

Their purpose is to speak to you

Not, to hear your surplus complaints 


So stop. 

Let them speak, 

Allow them to tell you what you are doing wrong

Listen to them like you listen to me, 

Life is not a pop song. 

I don’t understand why you don’t comprehend 

Look at her, Look at me

Bow to her, Bow towards me 

Bend Aarushi! 

Why don’t you let me be your guiding force? 


I want what is good for you, you can’t just let it be. 

Allow us to tell you what you should know by now, 

When people speak, don’t roll your eyes. 

Realise, you have no say. 

Stop standing in disguise, 

You are tricking nobody, stop trying. You will fail. 

Remember that day when you thought you would be perfect in your eyes, perfect on the scale? 

That day will never come 

Not in eternity if you don’t listen to me because, with you, I am done. 


I taught you better than this,

You were meant to be a bliss, stop wasting your ability in spending time as an abyss. 

Every duty given, you act as a remiss 

All my life all I have ever done with you is insist 

All you have ever done is resist 

Denied my care, the share of effort I have put in bearing for you 

You need to start cause lately stopping is all you do.

Do you think this inspirational “speech” is all that new? 

Well, you are wrong, as always… The distance you are thinking of is a little too few


Do you think I am telling you to stay quiet no matter what they brew? 

No, you are wrong… once again… If I knew what to do then wouldn’t I be telling you?

But I see you standing here and this time I am a disappointment too. 

Standing within you, contemplating my decisions, Recollecting all the times I have told you

Be quiet and don’t speak, but trust me I am not an enemy, really. 

I'm just a voice on one side of your shoulder wishing to prevent the tears

Streaming down your cheek. 


But I’ve failed, all our life I’ve asked you to be meek. 

Asking you to swallow every argument that reached your tongue. 

Preventing you from getting every right you seek. 

But today I beg you to fight, to just speak. Because 

All these years I’ve been the dominant voice on your shoulder, blaming you for not listening. 

For not adhering to the mistake of mine. The mistake of forcing you to be weak. 



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