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A strange reflection

Staring back from a mirror,

An image, unknown!

A nascent figure

Gifted to harbour a psyche,

Yearning to be own!

A beautiful heart

Seeking an identity!

Lost in confusion.

A mind in discord

In a sculpted body, stuck!

Seeking acceptance.

A brave fugitive,

Waiting to free the spirit,

So unfairly, trapped!

Farah N Huq

Inspired from the story of a transgender woman who finally liberated herself from the agonizing conflict between her mind and body. However, this is about all the people who are facing a discord with themselves due to the mind and body not being in sync.

© 2021 Farah N Huq


Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 09, 2021:

Thank you so much, Manatita, for your appreciative words. Yes it's a constantly transforming world where people are trying to keep a balance between good and bad, right and wrong. We often look at a topic in the light of how a society defines it instead of casting light on it from individual perspective. To be very honest I used to take a very negative stand against such issues once upon a time but after hearing out a few who went through this mental dilemma, I was forced to change my mind. We all want to feel accepted for who we truly are. Yes, I am getting more accepting of such differences in social norms as I am ageing and trying to increase my depth of understanding. Yes love and kindness can truly clear the darkness that prevails. May we all be blessed in our lives.

manatita44 from london on January 09, 2021:

Well, there are many like this now, Farah, and your description is not only vivid but real. So glad you touched on acceptance.

Are you good at history? World transformation goes back a very long way and will continue in the future. This is an evolutionary world and when the darkness is too dense, Love has always stepped in with a heavy dose of cleansing Light.

Do not fear. Go inward, upward, forward! What you hint at acceptance is a decent approach. Om Shanti!

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 09, 2021:

Isn't it a curse to be trapped in your own body! I hardly ever gave this issue a thought before. It's still a controversial topic in many parts of the world where people are forced to hide their true self in fear of being ridiculed and not being accepted by the society. For those who truly are trapped in a body that is not in sync with their mind, how agonizing can it be? Hope every soul gets to live a life while they are still alive. Thank you very much for your opinion, Peggy!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 09, 2021:

It is so sad that anyone has to face this dilemma.

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 09, 2021:

Thank you very much, Mithun Das,for your appreciation. Stay blessed!

Mithun Das from India, Malda on January 09, 2021:

Very nice poetry

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 08, 2021:

Thank you so much, John, for your appreciation and also for enlightening me about the catagory of poetry this could fall into. Not really accustomed to these new formats but I am enjoying exploring the world of poetry. Basically I prefer to let my thoughts flow without following any particular format but if I can call them something then why not! haha...Thank you so much for your kind words. Yes she did seem to be in peace finally after taking the bold step of going for some physical corrections. There was something in her voice that felt so liberated that I was compelled to give the topic a thought. It's just one life we have and we all deserve to live it to our fullest, without much regrets.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on January 08, 2021:

What wonderful poetry on a unique but important subject. I hope this transgender woman is now at peace with herself. I recently found out that “senryu” poetry similar to haiku (but not about nature, but instead.. human foibles and with some irony) this could almost fall into that category. Thank you for sharing Farah.

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 08, 2021:

Please feel free to leave your comments, opinion or questions below. I'll be more than happy to answer them.

With love,

Farah N Huq

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