It’s funny how a trip down the memory lane reminds you of times when you should’ve chosen to speak up rather than listen. One such time was during my medical school. I’d was to attend a class and I found a seat in a crowded bench of people. So I’d to excuse myself in to occupy that seat. I politely asked the girl (who being anorexic, believed it to be attractive-which was her delusion) , to let me squeeze in to reach the seat, to which she retorted, “you’ll fit aaa” (‘aaa’ is what some Telugu-speaking people add at the end of their conversation due to their slang). And my befitting spontaneous response was ‘BEAUTIFUL CAN FIT ANYWHERE. What of you?’. (I was neither overweight nor under; even if I were, I wouldn’t care though, as long as I’m beautiful. Never had I ever had a quarrel with her [i barely even knew her name]-IT WAS PURE JEALOUSLY). Dumbfounded and with a defeated-looking face, she let me pass. She couldn’t beat me in whatsoever, and that pinched her each time she saw me.
I wanna pause a bit here and say, BULLIES are everywhere. Be it stemming out of jealously or their lack of courage and spontaneity, or you amassing all the attention, their real issue is: THEY FAIL TO BE WHAT YOU ARE! They secretly idolize you but can’t dare enough to be as confident and as impactful as you!!
So next time a bully tries to bring you down, recharge your neurons, and redirect your impulses to a new level of sarcasm so that next time even before uttering a word they think twice. Not to forget, THEY CAN NEVER BEAT YOU!
Published by DrAsmaPoetry
Dr. Asma Mohammadi is an Indian doctor, writer, and poet living in California. Ever since childhood, her mounting interest in language was evident as she penned articles for school journals. Her profound fondness for poetry evolved growing up, and she began exploring her writing skills.
Her poetry has an essence of feminism, equality, mental illnesses, psychology, stress-related disorders, and many more such topics.
A compilation of rapture, despair, longing, self-love, triumph, and loss, her debut book ‘Soar Beyond Skies’ is a collection of poems chronicling the challenges of contemporary life such as inequality, social criticism, peer pressure, anxiety, depression, sexism, displacement, racism, objectification, breaking stereotypes and many more.
Smashing the shell of confinement and taking on the cliched perspectives, her book takes you on a journey that traverses the stagnant plains, the eye-catchy mountains, the winding roads, and the pit stops in life.
It is split into seven sections namely sweet (joy), bitter (fear), sour (grief), salty (hope), insipid (apathy), spicy (ecstasy), and pungent (criticism). With flavors of practicality as well as fantasy, it engraves love on the minds reflecting on the vital aspects of life.
She delves into solitude life to offer elements of reality and bitter truth. Her life revolves around various components of living fearlessly, evading judgments, and voicing opinions when needed.
Asma is an active poet and writer on her Instagram page dr.asmapoetry where she started unboxing her emotions three years ago for the world to read, feel, and relate to. She believes in the medicinal power of words, and her verses are meant to paint hearts with compassion, purity, and love. She enjoys playing tennis, designing greeting cards, traveling, and creative writing in her leisure hours.
Two broken people fix each other
Like mirrored halves of hope put together
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