A Quest on Overdrive … :)

An eccentric rambler on life's lessons and mercies, found and lost… :)



Of freedom,
Bound within

Not, let free
In typecast stereotypes.

I’ve wondered
Ever so often
What defines me-

The willingness to be me;
Or the obligation otherwise

Answers elude.

Till then I’m bound to be

Free, to be pigeonholed.


4 March, 2011

Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

17 thoughts on “Def-i-ance

  1. You just be you…You do that best!
    Hugs, xx


  2. The willingness to be me;
    Or the obligation otherwise

    .. much food for thought ..


  3. Usha Di, I was about to tell you the feeling this little verse aroused in me (and the feeling was one of unbridled liberty) and then my eyes fell on the header. The two little kitties are uber cuTE! 😀


    • Deboshree, LOL.
      I can so imagine, your expression when you saw those cats; they’re my brother’s – Goldie and Blackie – inseparable siblings. He really goes bonkers clicking pictures of them all the time 🙂

      Thank you for sharing what you felt when you read this 🙂 🙂


  4. Usha what a wonderful piece..it describes me as well..till then we the birds with clipped birds sing and dance and seek freedom in our custom made cages


    • Birds with clipped wings, sing and dance, seek freedom…. what a beautiful way to describe that angst. 🙂

      Soma, when I read your comment on my mobile yesterday from school, a beautiful yellow and black coloured bird, was being taken captive, from one of the rooms there, where it was trapped, in a cage; and no matter our pleas that it be let free, it was carried away by someone in authority there. A sad sad thing. I do hope it will be set free elsewhere, at least.

      Thank you for being here, Soma. Am hopping over to your place in a bit 🙂 🙂 Paper correction in full swing, and I feel bad about missing out on your precious pieces. 🙂


  5. Amen to the “willingness to be me” statement in the poem!


  6. Hi Usha, this is a great piece. I particularly liked:

    “I’ve wondered
    Ever so often
    What defines me-

    The willingness to be me;
    Or the obligation otherwise”

    That’s food for thought indeed! Thank you for sharing 🙂


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