Break me down into pieces.
Try to burn my spirit with your matches.
I am the Phoenix.
I will make a castle of my ashes.
Breaking through has become my habit.
Your words don’t really affect me any more.
What I think about myself
is what matters to me at the core
apart from my guru’s lessons.
You won’t create any difference in my life
if all you do is vaguely criticise,
giving no lessons that I can learn
and no knowledge of my concern.
Yet if you think you hold power over me,
do what you have been doing—
your habit of demoralising.
If you think that you can break,
break me and you will see
how this Phoenix will rise
and sore high in the sky.
Break me down and just wait
and watch patiently
how yet again, I will make—
with my hard work, dedication and sincerity,
perseverance and consistency—
a castle of my ashes.