As I grew into a new born,
I must have hesitated to come outâ€¦
Could my eyes bear the light,
Or was it another voyage of crisis I was expected to fight?
I couldâ€™ve died, much before I was born,
For I had wrapped around neckline, an Umbilical cord
But they made me survive, this time,
Calling it a scientific triumph!
My mother, still
Cried her heart out, the night dawned until.
Probably because I survived,
Because a â€˜sheâ€™ was brought to life.
I was two,
When they â€˜accidentlyâ€™ threw me,
In the ocean of blueâ€¦
Yet I stayed alive,
Despite the congestion of dew,
Someone, a stranger I never knew,
Cared to lift me before I could even ask you,
Why did you extend my last breath,
Said she, â€˜Because youâ€™re a godâ€™s giftâ€™
Youâ€™re a miracle in our life!
Twenty years sinceâ€¦
My bruises remain afresh,
For I was burnt yesterday,
Ah! I was wrong â€¦ I did have a value
The value in cash and coins,
Which became my own burden!
Yet againâ€¦I survived!
I have seen life...and I have seen death,
But I could never appreciate its culmination.
For I experienced death in fragments,
And life strangulated me!
So if tomorrow I dieâ€¦finally,
Before I could shed a tear, it would dryâ€¦
And I would reaffirm,
I have died a million timesâ€¦