Draw the Lines

Boundaries, some say, aren’t good

Lines cause differences they claim

Free for all is their motto

Right to be in your space is their slogan


Is it really so, I wonder

Would you like me to dictate terms

To tell you what to eat, wear, drink, & do

To breathe down your neck

To order you around


Of course, it’s my right, isn’t it

When life is free for all

With no boundaries or lines

To limit my interference

To teach me not to rule your life


Lines, my dear protesters, are healthy

When you don’t like me in your space

Why would I tolerate you in mine? 

Rules are supposed to be the same

For you, me, and others

No matter which side they belong to


Let the lines be drawn 

Stay on your side 

While I live on mine 

Let’s be who we are 

Different, yes; let’s be okay with them 

For, we aren’t robots in a factory 


Note: Rekha means a line. 


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Written by Srivalli Rekha

An MBA graduate, Srivalli Rekha also has an MA in English Literature. She loves to write, blog, cook, take pictures, draw and craft silly things. Nature is her greatest inspiration.
Her works have been a part of Sweek Flash Fiction Book 1 & 3, SweekStars 2018 Book, Tales From the Cliff, Tales From the Toybox, 72 Hours of Insanity: Anthology of the Games Volume IV, VI, & VII by Writer’s Workout, Hawk’s Nest by ArtoonsInn Room9 Publications, The Way We Were by Poetry Planet Publishing House, Arise from the Dust Anthology by Let’s Make Stories, Indian Summer in Verses by Plethora Blogazine and Writersgram, Route 13: Highway To Hell and Blood Runs Cold by The Hive. Violets in Hand and The House of Justice, her self-published ebooks are available on Amazon.
Her works will be part of Hawk’s Flight and Rewind Poetry Collection by ArtoonsInn Room9 Publications, The Women That I Am Anthology by RRxMM.

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