Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Metal Man: A Poem by Ananya S.

The Metal Man

You gaze upon me with disdain;
I have disappointed yet again.
You think I don’t try hard enough, but the truth is
There is only so much I can do.
For I am not a superhero
Nor am I a wizard or magician.
I cannot toil endlessly, urged on by you
Because I am not a metal man.
Though my heart may beat like clockwork
And my expression remain unchanging
Do not assume, even for a second
That I am beyond human.
For the heart that beats holds passions
Secrets lie behind my eyes
I yearn for freedom only as a human can
Because I am not a metal man.

~Ananya Swaminathan

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