There was a time
When she would not dare
To speak up her mind
She would not share
Ideas, that in their singularity
Could have stirred up a storm
She would not have found solidarity
In going against the norm.
She saw the world around her
Changing at a reckless pace
She remained a silent spectator
In a rapidly declining phase.
Until one day she took stock
Of all that her loved ones had lost
The revelation came as a shock
This is what her passivity had cost..
If only she had interjected
If only she had been brave
May be her ideas would be accepted
May be something she could save.
Not all was lost, she realized
She still had novel solutions
She could experiment, she surmised
Not thinking of retribution.
With newly found audacity
In waters new she took the plunge
With steely resolve and tenacity
Self-doubt she did expunge.
And then, to her pleasant surprise
She gained so much more
Than what she expected from the prize
Prompting her to further explore
The limits of her recalcitrance.
She let her ideas take flight
And marched past every resistance:
She had finally learnt to fight!