AND SHE PLAYED AND SHE DANCED






They gave her those pitiful looks,
Shooed her away, from their good books,
Her fault? A hopeless, useless amputee, they declared,
Without her hands, she was unwanted,
Play Music? They nearly laughed hearing her dreams,
The scorns, the mocks; in pained silence she’d scream,
She looked up at the skies, asking God questions,
Why was she the chosen one, to bear nature’s cruel actions?
A flower then dropped from the heavens,
Caressing her feet, in the soft breeze,
A distant piano beckoned making her heart flutter,
In hope, she had finally found an answer,
No hands, so what? God had given her two feet,
Play music, dance – she finally did!


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47 comments:

  1. Simple and inspiring!

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    1. thank you...glad you said 'inspiring' :-)

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  2. excellent take on this image!

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  3. Lovely perseverance...

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    1. thanks for the beautiful prompt @Tess

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  4. what a lovely write up :)

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  5. Really like where you went with the image ...

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    1. thanks for reading @Helen :-)

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  6. Wow! This is a great take on the prompt!

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  7. Tempts me to read again and again.

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    1. thanks for reading :-) @heramb

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  8. So very moving. Nothing can stop those who aim high. Beautifully written.

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    1. indeed, nothing can stop those who aim high, thanks :-)

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  9. What a lovely poem..Inspiring...

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  10. An excellent interpretation.

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  11. Very inspiring.
    A similar true story comes to mind;--
    A gynae was delivering a baby when she realized that she had only one leg.In that second she had to decide if she should allow that child to be born--she delivered the baby.

    After many years she was invited to a concert and guess what--the talented pianist was that same girl.

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    1. oh..thats so touching...thanks lot for sharing @indu ji :-)

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  12. This was perfect for a morning read. Made me smile :)

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  13. Wow, the words are so beautiful and conveys the message across clearly. Where there is a will there is a way :)

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    1. yep...very rightly said @Prasanna, thanks

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  14. Wow this was beautiful and very inspiring indeed!

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    1. thanks for reading @Aditi :-)

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  15. This is a very uplifting take on the prompt. Great job.

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  16. Awesome Nandini. Loved it

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    1. thanks dear :-) am gad you liked it

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  17. awesome thought,great work...

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    1. thanks for reading @Divyank :-)

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  18. If God has not given hands make use of the feet. so beautiful.

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  19. I liked this very much because it spoke of courage and belief. You can do whatever you want to do, there are no disabilities, you only have to believe. Lovely.

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    1. thanks for reading @rebecca

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  20. Inspiring & Motivating too....

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  21. Motivating & Inspiring too !

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