Poem: Refusal

Refusal is my creation for the prompt 'herd' suggested by microprompt -- the Twitter account which suggests prompts to inspire us to create.

Living life on your own terms is not just one life-changing decision. The decision to refuse to be manipulated need to be taken at almost every step of life, if not taken you will become a part of a herd.

Manipulators are everywhere. Leaders know to manipulate us for their agenda. Leaders can be political, religious, businesspersons. At an individual level or mass level. Your identity is manipulated. You don't have to fight with the world to stop your manipulation, but you need a firm 'no'. And it's the toughest to take a stand.

Here's the poem 'Refusal'

Refused to be part of a herd
Only to realize
I'm in a bigger herd!

Refused to be controlled
Only to realize
My big herd's driven by even bigger controller,
Refused to be controlled once again,
One more time,
And once again,
To realize
Lone ride can't ever stop,
I can be 'true me',
Only one me,
And not herd's 'patterned' me
These refusals empower me
Every firm 'no' disarm the controller
Leaving the powerful,
I allow you to be my leader
You might inspire me
But I refuse to let you be my controller

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