Yes, I am strong,
but you are thoroughly fooled
if you think that is all.

Optimistic, yes,
resilient, robust but try, for a moment
to estimate costs.

Calm, but consider
what lies over,
what lies under,
rolling across landscapes
distant thunder.

No strength without weakness,
no hope without fear.
Yes, I have power.
I also shed tears.

Dhaka 2015



One thought on “Contradictions

  1. Yes you are strong, becouse nobody is as strong as a mother, who has to protect her child. But even a mother needs a shoulder to cry on..

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