NaPoWriMo (#30): Trying to fit in…

I have been with them,
the people in the neighborhood,
simple and kind..
Always busy in daily grind.
They try not to sin..
And I tried to fit in..
I have been with them,
the outlaws,
looting and killing…
To others misery they bring.
Their every deed a sin..
And I tried to fit in..
I have been with them,
the nuns and the priests,
blessing and praying..
Always preaching the commandments divine.
They just abhor sin..
And I did try to fit in..
But I am as lonely as can be..
hoping to meet a soul like me.
Amidst this chaos and din…
Yes, I am trying to fit in.

About shoma abhyankar

I like to believe that I am a creative person. I read, write, paint, sketch, rustle up some quick and some elaborate meals for friends and family, love chess, su-doku and scrabble, can hum an old Hindi song tentatively, always stand up for women rights, hate fake people, bugs, roaches, spiders and cigarette smokers!! I graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Architecture in 1998. Soon after, I married an officer in Indian Air Force and have been on move since then. For a brief time of two years when we were posted in Pune, I worked as a junior architect in a firm. Being aware of frequent movement that we would have to live with, I chose to be a homemaker and concentrated on creating a warm and welcoming home for my family. But sitting at home without any creative activity was not my cup of tea. I learnt candle making and soon put up an exhibition at Poona Club when my daughter was barely a year old. I also enjoyed a short stint as a home-based entrepreneur, supplying chocolates and cakes on demand, while we were posted in Bareilly. With an inclination towards writing, I completed a diploma in ‘Creative Writing in English’ from Symbiosis College of Distance Learning, Pune. Then I discovered the blogosphere. Now I hope to not only travel and share my experiences with the world but also to pen a book someday....
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4 Responses to NaPoWriMo (#30): Trying to fit in…

  1. Bal Abhyankar says:

    Good efforts.. Shoma, you hav sincerly completed. I have almost read all. Poems.. I wish you best in future .


  2. Aren’t we all?! Very well expressed…I’ve spent a lot of my youth trying to fit in, but now I’ve figured it doesn’t matter if I stand out! Sometimes it can be a good thing 🙂


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