The Phoenix

They asked for silence, I yelled.

They asked for discipline, I rebelled.

They asked for peace, I gave them a revolution.

They asked for acceptance; I offered an alternate solution.


They imposed fences to cage me in; I raised my arms higher,

They imposed penalties, I set them on fire.

They imposed sanctions, I persisted but did not tire.


They demanded ignorance, I commanded knowledge.

They asked, They imposed, They demanded,

They taxed, They imposed, They reprimanded.


But they did not succeed.

They can do what they want but I will not concede.


I won’t flinch even under the strain of their lashes,

I will wear with pride my many gashes,

I will rise like a phoenix from the ashes.


2 comments on “The Phoenix

  1. Arnab says:

    Highly spirited!

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