Hero Worship

This verse is about Neelam’s search for a hero, an icon, in her teenage years.

When I was a teen,
I was often asked,
“Who is your hero?”

I would cast a fleeting look
At all the figures in vogue
And wonder who should be my hero?
My glance
Would halt at one person
For some time,
But soon it would fleet
To gaze at the other…
I could never hero worship
Any single person
And would often wonder
What is wrong with me!

It’s only now that I realise
That deep down my heart was a belief
No person is perfect!
I was rather looking
For an imperfect person
Who was in perfect resonance
With his flaws and limitations!

©Neelam Chandra

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Neelam Chandra

Neelam Chandra

Neelam is an author of thirty-three books, is a record holder with the Limca Book of Records for being the author having the highest number of publications in a year in English and Hindi (2015). She works as Joint Secretary (U.P.S.C.).She has won an award in a poetry contest by American Embassy, Premchand award by Ministry of Railways, Rabindranath Tagore international poetry award, Freedom award by Radio city for her lyrics. She was listed in the Forbes list as one of the most popular seventy-eight authors in the country in 2014.
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