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BLOG TOUR: Run Rebel by Manjeet Mann – A Poem Inspired By The Book

Run Rebel is the first book I’ve read in verse and I loved it so much. I read it pretty much in one sitting at my parents house with a cup of chai tea (thank you penguin!) and it was a glorious experience. I was sent a free copy to review from penguin.


Little Fears

I Rebel, therefore I am.
Your big scares will never take over my years.
I Rebel, because I can.
And here is my little letter to my little fears.

“Beware, the man” you said, you said.
And I believed.
And I believed that I am less.
I believed that I am less.
And I believed that she bled.
You taught me that you and your type are more worthy,
More worthy of love. More worthy of time.
But I know now, you are less.
A shell. And Good.
And good.

A fist. A foot. A word.
All wrong.
All wrong, both in moral and in consequence,
Of your own damn  laziness, of your own damn inadequacy,
To be a father, the protector.
To be a husband, the lover.
To be anything on this Damned Earth  we are forced to call home.
Home is not where the heart is.
Home is where you are not.
Mother is home.
They are home.
He is home.
Not I, Not I.
I have no home.

But I will grow.
I will grow as you wither and die.
I will blossom like a flower and I will laugh.
She will grow.
She will grow, she will grow and you, she will defy.
She will blossom like a flower and we will laugh.
Because life is more than power and control.
Life is learning and loving and feeling and yearning.
For you, I feel nothing.

I am guilty.
Guilty of blind faith. Faith in you. Faith in something bigger than me.
Faith that with time it will get better.
But faith is not always enough.
Faith alone is not enough unless one has faith in herself.
You tried to ruin me with your little fears.
The man. A look. Saying “how could you shame this family like this?”
Shame. Shame? Oh please.
Love is a four letter word. And so is hate.
And you chose your path, we chose ours.

That was my little letter to my little fears.
I rebel, because I can.
Your big scares will no longer take over my years.
I rebel, therefore I am.

Run, Rebel. Run.


Run, Rebel


Blurb: When Amber runs, it’s the only time she feels completely free – far away from her claustrophobic home life. Her father wants her to be a dutiful daughter, waiting for an arranged marriage like her sister Ruby.

Running is a quiet rebellion. But Amber wants so much more – and she’s ready to fight for it.

It’s time for a revolution.


A triumph. Buy it here.


Happy reading, lovelies xo

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