Sonal Lobo


Sonal Lobo, born and bought up in Bengaluru, is a post graduate in commerce from Christ University, Bengaluru. She has been writing from the age of 10. Her writings have been published in in a number of publications of repute. She has published two books 'Thoughts Sublime' and 'Whistling Words' both collection of poems and also contributed in various anthologies. Currently she is working as an HR counsellor in Bengaluru.

This is Me…

I am not the prettiest
I am neither the curviest nor the cutest
This is me.
I don’t always step out of the house with branded shades
And well-set hair
This is me
I don’t always match my shoes with my dress
Or wear accessories to look my best.
This is me.
I do not change my nail colour often.
And my lip colour every day.
This is me.
I am not comfortable with strapped clothes
And do not wear dresses that bare my back.
This is me.
I am not a party animal
And prefer to spend evenings with my family
This is me.
I do not know the recent trends in gadgets.
Nor change my phone every now and then.
This is me.
I don’t know to use a fork and knife
And still believe that my hands are fine.
This is me.
I do not always believe in following the latest trends.
Nor are my cupboards staked with branded clothes
This is me.
I am still comfortable sitting in the first bench.
And find nothing fancy in the last bench.
This is me
My fingers are not always manicured,
And my skin is not always glowing.
This is me.
I still believe in God
And regard him has the supreme power
This is me.
I still believe relationships are sacred.
And strive to maintain purity and loyalty
This is me.
This is me and I am proud of who I am.
Dear, accept yourself for who you are.
Do not fret or shy away.
You are beautiful and Unique just the way you are.