A tiny ray of the mighty sun
Wipes the darkness away
Toeing the path shown by the enlightened one
My bilboes one-by-one decay
Darkest corners of my soul
Fireflies of wisdom gleam
Spark-by-spark every day
My inner lamp starts to beam
Looking inside in moments of quiet,
I meet my demons known-unknown
Observing every breath rising and passing,
I fight the demons once and for all
Hidden inside me
Were keys to my deliverance
My shining inner light
Revealed them to me
Empowering me for the journey ahead
I look inward; I move forward
Leaving behind the shackles of negativity
I am my own light, this truth I now know
I work alone; I work diligently
I work little-by-little, to set myself free
Free from my defilements
free from myself
Free from worldly bonds
I seek to be.
Sheetal is a perpetual learner, and a meditator, and is constantly looking to evolve as a person. Over the years, she has grown as a writer, widening her horizon from writing articles on stocks and businesses to sustainability, poems, and other topics of interest.
Business journalist, annual reporter, ESG specialist, content strategist, and now a poet–Sheetal Agarwal has donned many hats in her career spanning 15 years. After graduation, she completed her Master’s in Commerce and MBA (Finance).
She lives in Mumbai with her husband and daughter.