October 22, 2018
I Am Changing

The latest poem from our Belles-Lettres column.

by Sonia Vashishta Oberoi
Culture // Prose & Poem
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Yes, I am changing
For better or worse, I don’t know
But it’s true that I am changing.
 
Yes, I am growing wings
To fly or die, I don’t know
But it’s true that I am changing.
 
Yes, I am rebelling




To be a triumphant or a looser, I don’t know
But it’s true that I am changing.
 
Yes, I am breaking the shackles
To be an altruist or a hedonist, I don’t know
But it’s true that I am changing.
                                  
Anyhow, you don’t worry much!
It’s not complete mutation, it’s just a few changes here and there!
Dear Men, my change is not a bad omen
As it will not impact YOU much!
It will not change the flow of the world
Nothing earth-shaking will happen.
 
I know I am a daughter, a wife and a mother too
But it’s true that I am an INDIVIDUAL too
So for my own sake
It’s true that I am changing.
 
Writer and Educator, Dr Sonia Vashishta Oberoi, is Ph D in African-American Literature. She hails from India and is shifted to Jakarta last year. Her writings have also been published in Jakarta Post. Many of her academic writings have been published in various national and international journals. Her blog is https://thinkotopia.wordpress.com/