May 16, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Vatsala Radhakeesoon




I’m Free



Like thunder tearing the clouds

Unchained are the chains of

my body

my mind

my soul


I have

no cruel master

no arrogant ruler

I own

my life completely –

all the joys,

all the pains

I am

the sole leader


My mobility

bears no restrictions

I can leap

in the air,

touch the blue sky

I can swim

in the island’s beauty


Gone is slavery

Gone is tyranny

Gone is fear

Gone are tears


I feel

I’ll survive

in the history

of human rights


O Freedom!

My dear Freedom!

I’m free.






Vatsala Radhakeesoon

Vatsala Radhakeesoon

Born in Mauritius on 17 October 1977, Vatsala Radhakeesoon is the author of the poetry books When Solitude Speaks (2013), Depth of the River (July 2017) and Hope (2018).

She is the representative of Immagine and poesia (Italy based literary artistic movement) for Mauritius. Her works also regularly appear in online literary international journals, magazines, blogs and anthologies. Vatsala is currently self-employed and continues to write poems in English, Kreol, French and Hindi.

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