Sometimes I may smile in pride
That I am a symbol
Of things much bigger than my own little self
Of issues – national, international, human.

And yet, if you ask me
I would have liked to be my own little self
Ordinary, a non-entity
Like other thousands and millions and billions of people
Like you
I would have liked to fight with my loved ones
To bitch about my boss
To complain about the canteen
To make plans about finishing studies, getting married, buying a car, a house
To be alive.

I would have liked
Not to be a victim
Of road mafia
Of oil gangsters
Or of sadist rapists.

I would have liked
Not to be a symbol
But to be ordinary
To be alive.

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About Jaya

Jaya Jha is an entrepreneur, a techie, a writer and a poet. She was born and brought up in various towns of Bihar and Jharkhand. A graduate of IIT Kanpur and IIM Lucknow, she realized early on that the corporate world was not her cup of tea. In 2008, she started Pothi.com, one of the first print-on-demand publishing platform in India. She currently lives in Bangalore and divides her time between writing and working on her company's latest product InstaScribe (http://instascribe.com) with a vision to make it the best e-book creation tool. Blog: https://jayajha.wordpress.com Twitter: @jayajha Facebook: http://facebook.com/MovingOnTheBook

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