Swetha Basu Prasad, National Award Winning actress experienced lot of trauma and pain when arrested on charges of prostitution. Even before she could clarify media haunted her spreading fabricated stories about her prostitution. This hurt her the most as she was not allowed to speak with anyone during her stay at rescue home where she was sent by court.
However on her return following higher court’s order, Shweta decided to share her feelings turning a poet. She penned few heart touching lines in a poem titled ‘Cliff’.
Here is her poem.
“Thunderstruck, all alone, I stand here at the edge of the cliff.
I crawled the dense forest to get here. The tribes and wild and strays they say ‘Jump, jump from the cliff.’ As I look down, naked, cold and trembling, The ferocious sea I see with its mouth open It’s ready to swallow me.
The noises are unbearable the place so dark. As I decided to jump in the sea I saw the North Star.
I remembered how it shone above my blessed home where singing hugging and laughter awaited me I said, ‘Wait I want to go home.’ The voices murmured, ‘End the journey.’ ‘Jump! Jump you ugly thing.’ I smiled to them and pitied them, They don’t know I have wings.”