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You Cannot Quell Our Spirit

You Cannot Quell Our Spirit

From rooftops, you may yell or shrill
Finding faults and accusing us, still
Our spirit you can never kill

You may shout at us or scream
Defeat and despair our lot may seem
But you cannot destroy our dreams.

You may scheme against us or plot
Bring forth sorrow and curse our lot
But all your efforts will come to naught.

You may attack us with your lies
Make us dissolve into tears and sighs
But you can’t stop us reaching the skies.

You may inflict pain upon our hearts
Aim at us your poison darts
We’re destined to win, from the start.

Seeds of division you may sow
Turn a friend into a foe
But you cannot conquer us, you know.

You may try to dim our glow
Deal us a really mighty blow
But you cannot make us stoop so low.

You may seek an opportunity
To break our bonds of unity
But our strength will grow to infinity.

Vicious tales you may tell
Make our lives a living hell
But know this: our spirits you cannot quell.


Copyright © Nandita Das | Year Posted 2016

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  1. Date: 3/17/2018 11:51:00 PM

    That's a piece of motivation & a lot of encouragement. Pleased reading this. :)
  1. Date: 3/12/2017 7:13:00 AM

    "...You may try to dim our glow Deal us a really mighty blow But you cannot make us stoop so low..." This is the spirit that built Rome! Thoughtful, inspirational piece, Nandita!
  1. Date: 12/31/2016 8:21:00 AM

    The power of the spirit is awesome!...Great write Nandita
  1. Date: 11/30/2016 12:05:00 PM

    Such strength in this poem. Well done. :)

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