I would rather


I would rather be a clown
clad in a tattered gown
Than be a neat clone
of every pretty one

I would rather cry and cry
and let the whole being sigh
Than pretend to forget 
that we never really met

I would rather so much miss
that never happening kiss
Than bare my body all
for a man of promises tall

I would rather have a kid
tell me I am stupid
Than let a man intelligent
hold me on ransom and Vent

I would rather be a woman
not so pretty for her man
Than be the muse of all
and love none at all

I would rather be alone
A star that never shone
Than faithfully abide
by their uncaring side

I would rather be a child
Free reckless and wild
Than be a scheming adult
in an impious occult

I would rather have beauty raw
and crave it for its flaws
Than comb it in fake
braids for their sake

I would rather love, bleed or thirst
and call it a blessing or curse
Than someone have me believe
that it wasn’t meant to be

© Mukti Masih 2018

[Note: This poem is originally written by Mukti Masih and she owns the copyright for the same]

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[Photography by Abhishek Masih]

13 thoughts on “I would rather

  1. Respected,

    The poem you wrote has been linked to our community blog ‘Light’ Moon on Monday 14 May 2018. So Light Moon welcomes you heartily.Link means we will share a bit of your poem and a link to your blog on this blog so that readers can easily access your blog. We will present the links of three best poems each day to you on this blog. You are requested to go to the link given below. Thanks ‘Eklavya’

    https://sorrowocean.blogspot.in/

  2. You would rather be true,
    Without comparing with those few
    Than being someone fake,
    Like everyone’s piece of cake 🙂🙂

  3. In a world full of people who would rather pick the former choices, I am glad you pick the latter. I loved the way you have written, in such simple words.
    “I would rather have beauty raw
    and crave it for its flaws
    Than comb it in fake
    braids for their sake”
    These lines, however, specially appealed to me. Glad I came across your blog 🙂

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