Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I Will Not Be Discouraged

                                           
                                            No, 
I will not be discouraged,
When people don’t respond
With smiles
To meet my own.
When my hand,
Held out in friendship
Finds no answering clasp.
I will not feel dismay so readily,
When I reach out
With arms flung open wide
Expectantly,
Then have them drop 
Embarrassedly,
Seeing a vacant stare.
Why are people so afraid
To touch,
To laugh,
To love with abandon,
To look you in the eye?
Why are they afraid?
I’ll never know,
But it is I 
Who will decide,
Not to be discouraged.

Myra D'Souza / 7FEB 2012

2 comments:

  1. Oh- I quite relate to this!!

    Mira D'Souza - New Zealand

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  2. I so love your confidence

    Keep it up

    Rita

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Was born in Mumbai.  Studied in St. Michael's Convent in Karwar.  Went to Wadia College in Pune. Did a Secretarial course in Mumbai at Nirmala Niketan and at Burnleys Institute. Came to Kuwait at 21 years of age, and still  here.  Married with 3 wonderful children a girl and two boys and a great husband.