My skin doesn't glow all the time, I'll define my own realm, My hairs are tangled, I'm newfangled, I ain't a star, But my light could travel so far, I do have a scar, Yet, I am irreplaceable.
I'm not a writer, I could make an error, I write what I feel, With a soul full of zeal, Words could go wrong, And I don't inscribe a perfect song, Yet, I am irreplaceable.
I'm not an artist, I dream beyond the shades of twilight, My strokes are not regular, My paintings are not familiar, Brushes couldn't satisfy my imagination, I live in the world of fascination, I love creativity, And I hate reality, Yet, I am irreplaceable.
I'm not a fairy, My past is so scary, But don't you worry, Life is not fair, It's not a paper to tear, I'm a gem that's rare, Like a diamond, And I'm irreplaceable; So are you.
I started raising my voice, And I argued I had a choice, Eyes turned teary, Mom wiped those droplets, And I felt weary; When did I grow this soon? When did crescent evolve into a full moon?
I remember, I used to blabber, My hands were tiny, My skin was delicate and shiny, I held mom's fingers tight, I knew she'd always be right.
She feeds me even now, I hug her every now and then, I realize that I'm taller than her, But, I really don't know when, Yes, when? When did I grow this soon?
The saree that she wears is still new, But, petite dresses that fit me are few, I still hold her saree's corner, And I still feel she's my partner, Yet, I'd be a graduate shortly; When did I grow this soon?
I burnt my skin by hot oil accidentally, My flesh burnt until it hurt mercilessly, I couldn't express how I felt, My bones almost melt, I was ten months old, I couldn't remember the bandage's fold, Everyone thought that I'd be dead, But I fooled the destiny.
I fell sick too often, When would god's heart soften? Mom turned vigilant, I became indifferent, I cursed my fate, Must I wait? Why should I act cowardly? My eyes looked at the fate fearlessly, The fragile heart turned stubborn, And I fooled the destiny.
I hid in shadows, I never opened the windows, I loved darkness, Even frost couldn't handle my coldness, I won't trouble, Ergo; I stayed away from people, Everyone left; except few, Dreams held me like dew, The raindrops grew the seeds of dreams, And I fooled the destiny.
If I were put in the fire, I'll build ashes of the empire, If I were blown in the air, I'll raise like a storm, Fate? I've learnt to be calm, If I were buried deep inside the earth, I'll rise like a seed of worth, If I were thrown amidst the ocean, You know; That I'd fool the destiny again! What about you?