Hope – My Elixir


This month we present the perspective of a special needs child, in the form of a poem written by Nisha Tandon, who is herself a mother of a special needs child.


Hope – My Elixir

Unafraid and dauntless
Every step I take, I am bound to win
I am unstoppable
A lot of courage I muster within

Each flight I take, it soars me high
Touching the cotton fluffs in the limitless sky
A sense of freedom I endure every moment
Even If I fail, I don’t hesitate to give it yet another try

I brave every impending storm
My wings may flutter but they do not break
I do not give up on life so easily
Even if everything at that instance is at stake

No dream is unrealistic or beyond my reach
No rainbow in the sky that I cannot steal
Nothing seems impossible if I set my heart upon it
Courage and faith to conquer, within myself I often feel

Many hurdles I have overcome at every step
Many a times I have fallen and left broken
I rise and aim to achieve even more
A lot of desires within me remain unspoken

I feel liberated, I am my own sweet song
Free-spirited and a dreamer by heart
A carefree laughter adorns my face at all times
Something unparalleled that sets me apart

I do not permit angst to ever perturb me
As a lot of hope, I nurture within
I have opened the windows to my yearning soul
And allowed the sunshine to leisurely sneak in


Nisha Tandon