The Underdog’s Fight Song

I see a wounded underdog cry at night
For his traumas scream in his sleep.
If only you could witness his nightmares take flight
Perhaps you’d join him for a weep.

His demons like crouched tigers corner him in the dark
& the silent suffer, has his back against the wall.
His fears rage a storm in his heart
As he breaks, his soul begins to crumble & fall.

The endless expectations crush his shoulder
As failure rapes his confidence from within.
The madness of the moment rattles his composure
While his insecurities slither wildly underneath his skin.

Victimized by his fiendish fate’s violence
He lays vulnerably, in a pool of bloody memories & tears.
Yet the underdog licks his wounds in silence
With an earnest urge to conquer his fears.

His head bleeds but remains unbowed
As he slowly crawls up back on his feet.
With a spirit of redemption, he roars aloud
For the underdog knows, he wasn’t born to accept defeat.

His scars bleed songs of glory
As a metamorphosis is palpably visible in his eyes.
Perhaps someday, people will know his story
But for now, the warrior in him begins to rise.

The serendipity of this agony seems surreal
While towards a war, his pride makes him march on.
Against his demons, he may bleed, but he’ll never kneel
Because till his last breath, he’ll sing his fight song.

 

Note: There have been countless instances when I’ve had my back to the wall & the odds were stacked against me while I constantly found myself trying to justify & rediscover my true capabilities in life as an underdog. This poem is dedicated to everyone who at some point in their lives felt like an underdog. As an underdog we sometimes fail, the level of expectations of other loved ones seems unreal & we are often plagued by our fears but it’s precisely at this juncture that I want you to believe in your potential even when things don’t seem right. Please always take a stand to protect your pride, honor & dreams because “I failed” is more honorable than “I quit”. Hail & embrace the determination of the underdog that breathes with you! ❀ 

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101 thoughts on “The Underdog’s Fight Song

      1. I’m doing well away from office, on my day off. I was feeling bored and realised that I haven’t written anything recently so just thought of jotting down some whimsical rhymes. πŸ˜… I’m glad that my words were capable of captivating you this way. How have you been?

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      2. Okaish is a very dubious word. You sure everything is alright at your end? πŸ€” (I don’t intend to invade your privacy, just asking out of concern πŸ˜¬πŸ™)

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      3. Haha… I’m perfectly perfect! I just happen to really love to word okaish… πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ™ˆπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Sorry, if I scared you! πŸ™ˆ

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      4. Lol that’s alright, I’m glad your are perfectly. Hope you smile as big as river Nile! Thanks for your readership and support. πŸ˜πŸ™

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      5. Not reading your comments and posts would be a great poetic loss for me. Sadly, I’m not able to read through all your posts due to my erratic working hours but yes I immensely respect & admire your creativity πŸ™πŸ˜ if you are on insta then please do let me know I’d love to connect with you. Perhaps then I could go through your splendid writings more often.😍😁😬

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      6. I’m on insta… But I’m super duper lazy poster on insta. I’ve got a blog page on insta, Wild Scared Crazy. I’d love to connect with you. Also, I’ll try to post more often there. ❣️

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      7. Thanks followed you, I too rarely post stuff on insta tbh. But yes what I meant was that according to your convenience perhaps you can send me the link to your new blog posts that way I won’t miss out on any of your fantastic posts on WP. 😬 Anyway, I’ll go through your blog to view your recent posts. Thanks again and I look forward to our conversations in the near future. πŸ™πŸ€—

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  1. This poem came from inside of you and has, in every way possible, shown itself as a release of extreme anguish. Sid, you and I live more than 8,000 miles apart, our paths and experiences are unique on multiple levels, but here I sit at my writing desk, reading your poem again, pausing on specific words and lines that feel as if someone has reached inside of me, taken my guarded memories, and emptied them on this page. I wish I could purge the pieces of me that I see in your poem, but as it is for all of us, experiences can’t be abandoned…they change who we are, they scar us, they weigh upon us, and they force us to grow stronger to survive.

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    1. Thank you so much, Leslie for such a delightful compliment. Also thank you for sharing/suggesting some of the key words that were instrumental in the overall sentimental value of this poem. Here’s a toast to the underdog that lives within you and meπŸ₯‚

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  2. Such a deep explanation of the fights we have with ourselves!😊

    And hey, I am assuming since I ain’t sure about your comment last night. If it was to do with what I wrote, it was about people. The term ‘You’, referred to people.😢 Probably, that was misunderstood.πŸ˜₯

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      1. So I was correct!😐 Rude? You scared the shit out of me.πŸ˜”πŸ˜” It took me so long to realize what could’ve been misunderstood.

        But why would I tell you anything at all? Hehehe… I don;t even know you to comment anything. And I ain’t a person who would want to get into a war. Did you forget, we got quite a few similarities? Staying in our own lane being one of those.πŸ™„

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      2. Yea sorry for that.πŸ˜… When you used “you” multiple times I felt that you were addressing me. I don’t go on war either so rather than retaliating in anyway… I was more like yea won’t disturb you, stay happy, peace. πŸ˜… Anyway thank you for clearing it out, it would have been a shame to lose out on a great friend like you due to such a misunderstanding. πŸ€—πŸ˜Š

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      3. I would’ve been glad if you upfrontly asked me than assuming.πŸ˜’πŸ˜’ I felt so bad, you know. And I didn’t even know what had went wrong. Hehehehe… You still haven’t responded to a lot of comments of mine.πŸ™„

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      4. I know I’m weird in that sense, it’s a natural instinct of sorts if I get hurt(although I realise that wasn’t your intention at all) I guess I choose silence rather than talking about it. But yea I’ve made a mental note atleast between the two of us in case any going forward if any misunderstanding takes please then we’ll mutually resolve it by clarifying it.
        & sure I’ll reply to those pending commentsπŸ‘

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      5. Absolutely😁, btw doesn’t Hollie the writer ring a bell? It was mentioned on the insta profile that’s linked to your blog. Perhaps your pen name, maybe? What’s your name yaar πŸ˜…

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      6. You sure you aren’t playing with me regarding your name lol? πŸ€”πŸ€¨ Even the H R Phoenix addresses you as Hollie and you haven’t objected to that or corrected that person. πŸ€”

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      7. Hahahahaha…. I called her Phoenix since day one and she didn’t object on that either even when that isn’t her name.🀣🀣 That’s just recently that I realized she isn’t what I address her as.🀣

        So we both are okay with that.πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

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      8. A proof reader for free is a perk in itself. 😬 I’ve practically scanned some posts of yours but couldn’t find your name as you say that I had to find it. I noticed that even your blog’s link states Hollie the writer. πŸ™„ Guess I’ll just call you Hollie, you are free to correct me if I’m wrong. 😜

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  3. Sometimes pain strengthen people, sometimes people strengthen people. But we need to fight pain for ourselves.
    “His fears rage a storm in his heart
    As he breaks, his soul begins to crumble & fall.”
    This is beautiful Sid ❀️

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  4. Wow!! I really liked this one. Has a sort of strong approach great work. Always a bag fan of your work. Mate πŸ₯ΊπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ’₯🌺

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    1. Thank you, I personally focus a lot on the ending as I feel as a writer that’s the part that we leave the maximum impact on the reader’s mind. I’m ever so grateful for your kind feedback πŸ™πŸ˜Š

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  5. I can connect with underdog, perhaps feel him so deeply. We all are warriors, fighting the odds of life in our own way.
    Another amazing poem. Motivation and darkness are blended perfectly together and I love the title.😊

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  6. Beautiful my dear friend. It is nice to read your work again. I think if we are all completely honest with ourselves at some time or other we all feel failure of some kind but you are so right we have to keep going and follow our true selves. Hope you are well my friend. Love and hugs to you dear Sidharth. 🌸😘🌺❀️Joni

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      1. I loved the poem I can relate to a lot of your words, and meaning. It is powerful Sidharth! Hope you are able to get out a bit now. Love πŸ’• and blessings to you my friend. Joni

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  7. This is such a heart-wrenching piece yet it somehow instills you with hope of success and dreams of rising. This piece is adorned with a strong sense of imagery that gives the reader the atmosphere to feel the emotions accentuated in the verses.

    It was a great read. I am glad I stumbled on your blog.

    Enigma πŸ™‚

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  8. Wow, I love this πŸ™‚ it definitely resonates with me, having felt like an underdog and having to fight those inner battles with my own fears and doubts. I love the extra message at the end too. It can seem so difficult and we may not always believe that we can, but we must rise up and face the battle, because it’s often at such times that we discover our true selves and learn just how much strength we truly have. Great poem πŸ™‚

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