I celebrate my freedom
having won a war or two
having killed a million or two
I wear my victory
for the world to see…
but …

you wonder why
i can’t see you eye to eye
You are curious of the shadows I cast

You have no clue
You will never find
the horrors that hide
in the ghettos of my mind

After all, just one syllable
divides the victim
and the victor.

Ananya Chatterjee is a software professional and the author of the Amazon bestseller, The Poet & His Valentine, a collection of verses. Another Soliloquy and The Blind Man’s Rainbow are her other poetry collections. Read other articles by Ananya.