Am I the praises when I fall in line ?
Or the rebuke when I flout the rules?
Am I the angel when I admire your way?
Or the culprit when I hint at your wrongs ?
Am I the good apple when I sacrifice ?
Or the bitter potion when I consider me and mine?
Am I the treasure when I feed your need?
Or the vacuity when I fail to lend my songs?
I’ve been in a cage, devoid of sunshine
Naively chained to your mercurial verdicts
I’ve made up my mind, unshackled, I’ll shine
Holding life’s reins, I’ll ward-off dismay
Diving deep inside, I’ll gather pearls divine
And assert my untampered core today