The pressure that society puts on someone can be overwhelming. Natasha Grabau used this pressure to write her poem entitled She.

About Natasha

Natasha studies at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka. She is surrounded by everything that is considered as beautiful when it comes to nature. She is glad she is living in Peradeniya. This doesn’t mean she has no reason to complain. The social pressure can be quite demanding. Poetry is her way to write about her emotions.

She considers herself as an amateur poetess. Therefore, she didn’t consider the possibility to start publishing her work on an open (public) profile on social media. She did decide on creating a website to share her thoughts. We convinced her to take the next step and start a profile especially there to show her beautiful writings with the rest of the world. You can find her on Instagram by clicking on this link. Her website can be found at

About the poem

The poem tells us the story of someone who is both loved and hated. The contrast to what people think of this person is immense. Deep inside there is this feeling of a raging storm and calm weather. The pressure that society seems to put on her, demands of her to be both an angel and a monster.

The poem seems like it was written with just the needed amount of words per sentence. It creates a feeling of someone who is trapped but wants to get out. It also shows that she is tired of these conflicting emotions.



She was a raging storm
That drizzled on him
A booming thunder
An untamed lioness
That purred like a kitten
The undomestic goddess
Turned a princess
The flashing lightning
Mellow like a candle
Crashing wave
Lapping like the lake
She was the calm before the storm
The eye of destruction
The soothe for the desperate
The devil incarnate

Natasha Grabau

Article Name
Social pressure is sometimes very demanding
Publisher Name
The Ministry of Poetic Affairs
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