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Modified and Matured—Poem

Chitrangada loves to express her moods and emotions, through her poems. Most of her poems are free style and spontaneous with Nature at core

The new dawn !

The new dawn !

The Modified Me

On that fateful day, something broke,

It was my heart.


Something was crushed inside me,

It was my trust.


And Something changed forever,

It was my attitude towards people.


But did I give up---

No I didn't.


I gathered all the broken pieces,

I tried to breathe new life inside me,


I tried to believe that goodness still exists,

Made myself believe, that you're stronger than you think,


Modified myself to a matured person,

Will not allow to be used, or misused,


Will not be taken for granted.

Will love and trust, with caution.

Goodness still exists!

Goodness still exists!

Every Sunrise brings new hopes and faith! Source: YouTube

© 2017 Chitrangada Sharan

Comments

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 26, 2019:

Thank you so much Lora Hollings, for putting it all together, so beautifully.

I can see that many readers can relate to the poem. That itself is an indication that these things do happen and life doesn’t and shouldn’t stop after that.

Life is a blessing and we must put, the not so good memories, behind us and keep on moving forward.

Appreciate your valuable comments and thoughts. Thanks for reading and commenting.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 26, 2019:

Thank you Shaloo, for reading and appreciating the poem.

Yes, hope is perhaps our most reliable and best companion. It can never leave us, even if others do so.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Lora Hollings on September 25, 2019:

A heartfelt poem beautifully expressed, Chitrangada. I could certainly relate to the poem's message. I guess when we go through something traumatic, we have to decide that we are going to lift ourselves up and look at all the good that is part of our world. And make a conscious decision that we are going to become part of that goodness and beauty again, putting those hurtful things in the past. I love your poem about instilling new hope and about growth! And I loved the video at the end that made me think about the miracle of a sunrise and another day to create a life of purpose and happiness.

Shaloo Walia from India on September 25, 2019:

This is a lovely poem with a great message. One shouldn't lose hope in the goodness of others.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 18, 2017:

Thank you Ram Ramakrishnan Ji for appreciating the poem! Glad you liked it.

These are harsh realities of life and many of us have faced such situations at one time or another.

Thanks again for your kind visit and positive feedback!

Ram Ramakrishnan on November 17, 2017:

A sanguine viewpoint of life. Quite heartening!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 08, 2017:

Thank You Manatita for coming back! Yes I know, only a spiritual person, can compose so beautifully. You write from heart, so it touches hearts.

I bow my head to Praise the Almighty and Guruji for the blessings!

manatita44 from london on November 08, 2017:

Lol. Thank you, thank you.

I write for aspiring souls like you. My words are the fruits of the Supreme; from my Guruji Sri Chinmoy and 35 years of meditation and selfless service. Let us give praise.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 07, 2017:

Thank You Manatita for appreciating the poem! It means a lot coming from you. You are the best.

Thank you and a great day to you!

manatita44 from london on November 07, 2017:

Umm ...what can I say? Another wise poem or message with some wisdom and maturity. Hari Om Tat Sat

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 24, 2017:

Thank You Anusha, for your kind visit and valuable comments!

Yes, these are harsh realities of life and most of us do go through such experiences at some point of time. What matters is how we deal with them. Once we decide to move on, it definitely makes us stronger as a person.

Thanks for the follow and glad to meet you!

Anusha Jain from Delhi, India on October 24, 2017:

This is not a particularly happy poem, but it's true. Heartbreaks, violations of trust are sad but are still facts of life that can not be avoided. But how we react, and what we choose to become is definitely a choice that shapes our growth as a human.

Beautiful expressions. Totally relatable.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 19, 2017:

Thanks Tamara for your appreciation of the poem! Most of us go through such feelings in our lives. It’s wise to move on and live happily.

Glad you liked the video too. Have a wonderful day!

BBYCGN from Uninhabited Regions on October 19, 2017:

And, oh, what an amazing video to go along with your amazing words!

BBYCGN from Uninhabited Regions on October 19, 2017:

This is beautiful, and such familiar words to my own heart. God bless you!

Love your words!

Tamara xxx

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 13, 2017:

Thanks Nell for the encouraging words and appreciation of the poem!

It needs lot of will power to build such attitude but it’s worth it.

Always a pleasure to hear from you.

Nell Rose from England on October 13, 2017:

Awesome my friend! that is the attitude that we all should have, wise words and amazing points!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 03, 2017:

Thank you Dianna for appreciating the poem and it's theme!

Many thanks for reading and commenting!

Dianna Mendez on October 02, 2017:

What an encouraging poem for those who need to remember their strength.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 26, 2017:

Thank you Thelma for reading and appreciating!

I am sorry that something like this happened to you. But I am really happy that you have moved on and become stronger.

Many people go through betrayal as I can read the comments. But it's good that they recover and are more mature after facing the unpleasant situations of life.

Thank You and a very good day to you!

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on September 26, 2017:

Beautiful! Your poem seems like coming from my heart. I can relate to that.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 23, 2017:

Thanks MarleneB for your kind comments and appreciation of the poem!

I haven't heard Taylor Swift's song but would now look for it. Feel honoured by your thoughts about Taylor reading my poem!

It is very natural to be angry and dark after facing betrayal. But it needs lot of will power to rebuild yourself once again . But that's the right thing to do.

Glad you liked the theme of this poem. Your feedback is always a pleasure.

Thanks a lot!

Marlene Bertrand from USA on September 22, 2017:

Your poem is beautiful and quite a good lesson on life - how life happens and we just need to be mature about it and move beyond the hurt. Have you heard Taylor Swift's newest song? It is about how she was hurt and now she has become angry and dark. Taylor could surely learn a good lesson from reading your poem. By the way, that bouquet of flowers is absolutely beautiful!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 21, 2017:

Thanks Shyron for stopping by!

I am sorry that something similar happened to you. But I understand that you have moved on and Happy with your life, since that is the best option for us. Isn't it!

Many people can relate to the theme of this poem as I can see. But glad to note that they have become wiser, more mature and stronger than earlier. That's the beauty of human nature--adaptability!

Many thanks for reading and commenting on this poem!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 21, 2017:

Thank You MsDora for your kind visit and appreciation!

It's always a pleasure to read your comments. My title was initially something like you have written here but it was tweaked to suit the niche site.

Thanks again for your valuable feedback and appreciation of the poem!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 21, 2017:

Thanks Devika for your encouraging comments!

I understand that you are a person with positive outlook towards life . Thanks for sharing your thoughts here and appreciating the poem!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 21, 2017:

Thank you Tim Mitchell for your wonderful comments!

What a thoughtful observation and comparison between humans and metals! Yes we become stronger and more mature after facing adversaries in life. So strong that nothing can break or bend us.

Many thanks for reading and appreciating the poem!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 21, 2017:

Well said billybuc! Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the theme of this poem!

Always a pleasure to read your feedback! Thank You!

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on September 21, 2017:

Beautiful poem, something was crushed inside of me. I feel like that is me and that so sad.

Blessings my friend.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 21, 2017:

Beautiful theme and beautiful form. Did not miss the "m" alliterations in "Modified myself to a matured person." Good work!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on September 21, 2017:

Be mature and deal with a broken heart in with great hope instead of giving up. You wrote with great impression.

Tim Mitchell from Escondido, CA on September 21, 2017:

A wonderful and enlightening poem. I thought of metallurgy reading it. When you work with metal you anneal it. It is softened first with heat then it is strengthened by cooling it down making it its strongest.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 21, 2017:

"Love and trust with caution"....anyone who has had their heart broken or had their trust misused understands this poem.....yes indeed, with caution.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 21, 2017:

Thank You Ericdierker for sharing your views with regard to the theme of this poem!

I agree with you that it's not easy to mend a broken heart . But we have no other alternative but do so-- find other reasons to be happy. Sometimes love and respect comes from such people whom you could least imagine.

Have a blessed day and thank you so much for stopping by!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 21, 2017:

Thank you Peggy Woods for appreciating the hub and I agree with you about the maturing process!

As I mentioned in earlier responses, it's not me but one of my very close relative who had to undergo traumatic times due to her close relative's deceitful acts.

Glad to let you know that she is a much maturer person now and is able to deal such people and situations of life.

Yes goodness does exist and life provides us with other alternatives.

Appreciate your concern and thank you!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 21, 2017:

Thank you Linda for stopping by and appreciating the poem!

It's not a personal experience but was inspired by someone very close who suffered the pain and deceit by her most trusted one. Sadly betrayal comes from those whom you can suspect the least. I am happy that my very close relative has moved on and happily busy with her life.

I believe many of us face such difficult situations in life, some would share it , while others prefer to keep it to themselves.

Appreciate your concern, thank you!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 21, 2017:

Thank You Hari Ji for appreciating!

Your opinion matters as you are so good at expressing your thoughts in poems.

Many thanks once again!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 21, 2017:

Thank you Louise Powles for your kind visit and appreciation of the poem!

Yes I think most people experience something like this, at some point in their lives. The best way is to move on though it's easier said than done.

Thank You so much!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 20, 2017:

Thank you John for appreciating the poem and your concern!

One of my close relative was shattered due to deceitful acts done by her most trusted ones against her. I could feel her pain and in fact helped her to come out and move on.

I wanted to write the poem in third person but it didn't sound good to me.

Your feedback matters a lot to me. Thank You!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 20, 2017:

Thank you Susan for reading and appreciating !

I am glad you have moved on. That is the best option . May God Bless You with more happiness !

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 20, 2017:

I like it. They say that where a bone mended after a break is stronger than before. Don't know, but my heart has never been stronger after a break.

Peggy Woods on September 20, 2017:

This poem sounds like it is reflecting a maturing process in action. Hopefully it was not your love and trust that was personally shattered. There is goodness out there!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on September 20, 2017:

You've expressed your thoughts beautifully, Chitrangada. Like John, I hope you aren't describing a real event in your life.

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on September 20, 2017:

A great affirmative poetry. Superb.

- hari

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on September 20, 2017:

Yes, I think a lot of people can relate to this poem. I love how you said about modifying yourself into a more mature person. Lovely poem. =)

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on September 20, 2017:

Chitrangada, this is a very well written poem but I hope it isn't referring to a personal experience on your part. If so, stay strong and I wish you all the best.

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on September 20, 2017:

I can relate to your poem oh so well! Great poem!