There was tinge of sadness in her voice as she went ahead talking about her story
" Books and toys, friends of mine Parents and sibling, were my spine Degree and venture, my career upright Then why did he feel I am oblidged to him Like it's his birthright ? "
Her question made me ponder out of curiosity She stumbled as she narrated her story
Stepping into the corporate world Was a quest i started with Life was taking its shape Exactly how I had framed it Aced my schooling And topped my college A bright student in making With mind so promising Filled with Kindness and humility A girl, everyone believed in her integrity. Determination and hardwork I achieved all of it A N D There i was .. Stepping into the corporate, my dream world The six digit salary And the formal attire Feeling proud and gay I worked with zeal and fire Matching the deadlines Marking milestones Achieved satisfaction. Boss turned happy With the praises That flowed in. Staying late nights Meeting my commitments B U T life was taken for granted And things changed overnight Taking advantage of his position He demanded more than my might. My morals Money and fame Was all at a gunpoint on that night Complained and questioned But " learn to set your own boundaries" Was the only answer obtained Sell yourself or walk off the door Were the only two options left in this fight The peers, once my own colleagues Turned their back As if never cared, never spoke As if never knew my name. With a saturnine heart, and a casuous smile I resigned my dream job, A job all I had worked for I took my bag and slam the door Sadness and tears engulfed my mind But walked out with grace and sheer pride
" Money, does not Determine My worth Which I have earned all my life"
With the tinge of sadness in her voice Pride and ambitious filled eyes Self-worth and dignity, maintained with pride And once again she dreamt of reaching the vast blue skies.