She always had the spark
but it never shone through.
Others were not so sure
but she definitely knew.
And then it started to happen,
accolades came, praises poured,
she had raised the bar.
Unaffected she meandered,
the lonely star.
“Are you not happy?
She had nothing to say.
They wished her glory,
she smiled and looked away.
People wondered but did not know,
why she was unmoved by the flow?
It was only she
who could comprehend-
That a star shines the brightest
when it nears its end.

Published by Mumbai University in their latest anthology to celebrate International Women’s Day this year. (8/3/2022)

2 Comments Add yours

  1. pktirish says:

    I love this poem. Very poignant and moving.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. A. Shruti says:

      Glad you liked it. Thank you.


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