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Toxic Parents

Toxic Parents

written by: Shriya Bansal


You shattered my dreams
and cut my wings.

I am not your slave,
To nod to whatever you say.

You cannot beat me.
Nor threaten me.

Congrats, you have killed my inner peace.
And ripped it apart, piece by piece.

Obviously, I’m different from a boy.
Why did you force me to be coy?

I didn’t escape, I didn’t lie.
You’ve tied me so hard, I can’t fly.

How dare you not let me grow,
despite all the seeds of hard work I sow?

I yearned to be supported,
I wish you had me aborted.

Stop all the comparisons
You couldn’t be good parents.

My heart has become heavy
and now, the pain is deadly.

You gave me an unmatched trauma
that unknowingly radiated in my aura.

You please see yourself in the light
to witness your dark side.

Once you see,
you won’t be able to hide.

Shriya Bansal

Shriya Bansal

I Shriya Bansal, a resident of Delhi, India; born on 24th June, 1993, an MBA. Reading and writing had always been a passion since early age. I have participated in many competitions and have secured positions as well in more than one language. I am creative, like to experiment, explore and try new things in life as well as in the field of Literature. Other than my love towards Jane Austen, John Keats, Khushwant Singh; my first ever novel was Digital Fortress by Dan Brown. My favourite genre in reading is suspense thriller, rom com, while I like to write romantic, feminists and factual poems. I write because it helps me breathe and express my feelings.
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