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At Least I Am Different

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Dear Papa

Yes that was painful

When I came to know

that you too think about me

just like people of our society do

I know that I still have to prove myself

I have yet to achieve so many

things to make you feel proud

So that you can tell someone

without any hesitation that I am your daughter

I know very well that I am legging behind

But I don't compete with anybody

To me life is not a race

It's a God's gift

I too have dreams

And I am trying hard to make them true

I don't know whether you are aware of my problems or not

But everyday I fight

I fight against the fixed norms of our society

I fight against my limitations

Each day I am extending my level of endurance

So what people talk about me can't affect my mental health

I am happy

I am satisfied

I am healthy

I love you all

But please, please don't compare me with anybody

It hurts

Especially when you do so

Please accept me and love me as I am

If you can't appreciate me that's okay

But at least don't criticize me just because I am different

I know I think differently

I act and react differently

It doesn't mean that I am lacking of something

I have my own beliefs

And I strongly believe in them

I also respect people around me and their beliefs

But it doesn't mean that I should also think like them

Please try to understand my point of view

Try to look at this world from my perception

That will help you know me better

May be they are more successful

May be I am not better, but at least I am different.

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© 2020 thoughtsprocess

Comments

thoughtsprocess (author) from Navsari (India) on August 20, 2020:

Thank you so much Chrish for sharing your views. Thank you so much for your concern. You also take care. Stay blessed.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on August 20, 2020:

Parents should've know . It does hurt me personally . Thanks for sharing Ms.

Take care you all out there in India .

thoughtsprocess (author) from Navsari (India) on August 18, 2020:

Thank you so much Dora Ma'am for sharing your views. I appreciate your kind comments and visit.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on August 18, 2020:

Very touching, because we can relate to these experiences both as the parent and the child. Thanks for bringing this issue to the forefront.

thoughtsprocess (author) from Navsari (India) on August 16, 2020:

Thank you so much Lora for sharing your views. I appreciate your kind comment and your visit.

Lora Hollings on August 16, 2020:

Such truth in your poem. As parents, we need to realize that we can support our children emotionally and help them to achieve their goals, but we cannot control our children. We must give them the freedom that they need to live their own life and fulfill their own dreams. Lovely poem, Vandna.

thoughtsprocess (author) from Navsari (India) on August 16, 2020:

I am so glad that you found it so. Thank you so much Chitrangada Ma'am for your beautiful words of appreciation.

thoughtsprocess (author) from Navsari (India) on August 16, 2020:

Thank you so much Peggy Ma'am for sharing your views. I appreciate your kind comments and your visit.

thoughtsprocess (author) from Navsari (India) on August 16, 2020:

Thank you so much El Doll for your kind comments.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on August 16, 2020:

Beautifully expressed poem.

I am sure, this will be relatable to many. It’s an important and sensitive topic. I hope parents read it.

Thanks for sharing this well expressed poem.

Welcome to HubPages and thanks for the follow.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 16, 2020:

Each of us has to trod our own path in life. All we can hope is that our parents love us irrespective of what way they might have sought to have us follow. Your poem expresses a yearning for that.

EL Doll on August 16, 2020:

A wonderful read and presents an important topic with wonderful writing.

thoughtsprocess (author) from Navsari (India) on August 15, 2020:

I am so glad that you loved it. Thank you so much Ankita for the appreciation. It means a lot.

Ankita B on August 14, 2020:

I loved your poem and I felt connected with the lines you have so beautifully expressed. It was a wonderful read.

thoughtsprocess (author) from Navsari (India) on August 14, 2020:

I am so glad that you loved it. Thank you so much Lorna Ma'am for sharing your experience and views.

Lorna Lamon on August 14, 2020:

Sometimes the expectations of parents can cloud their vision. I have always felt like a square peg in a round hole, however, my family embraced my differences. We have to follow our own path and find peace. I love how this poem explores this facet of our lives Vandna.

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