Am I wanted or not? by Prabha

Am I wanted or not?

I wasn’t a choice,
I was just to be accepted
So where does that leave me?
Am I wanted or not?

You accept me
This doesn’t mean much
You make time for me
Yet it feels like I should be grateful

Do you expect my appreciation?
I don’t understand
Is not being a choice more important?
Where is the free will in this?
For either one of us?

It doesn’t sit well with me
I want to be chosen
Being unchosen makes me feel unwanted
Am I unwanted?

Stop trying to calm me
Answer me, God sent me to you?
Didn’t God send everyone you meet to you?
I’m different?

Stop thinking about myself!
You, also have to accept this?
No, you don’t and neither do I

I made my choice
I’m being ridiculous!
Says the one who believes,
They have no choice…

©P Bathina 2019

Poetics describes a whole range of engagements with life that are storied, reflective and filled with imagination and inspiration, as opposed to analysis in the strict sense. When science rules, the magic fades. When thinking ascends the throne, the soul may atrophy. Yet poetics is not irrational – it is a take which reaches into a different aspect of our humanity – one where we can celebrate that which moves us, not dwell on what limits us. Expect surprises. One or many may lead. None or a few may follow and then decide to take the lead. This is a fluidity to break the mould of rigidity. Join us on this journey. Let us hold hands boldly and join voices transformatively. Prabha will be leading us. Feel free to join us.

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