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Your Road, My Destination

A long awaited cry
Breaks the silence
It brings a smile on faces
And a flutter in the hearts

Questions pop: name, gender
Its eyes are closed
Not knowing what the answers mean
Present deciding the future course

Each and every moment noted
While it was just having fun
The other “great minds” draw conclusions
Eyes are now half open, trying to make sense

By the time the eyes open completely
Time has flown, it is “now” a he
He has been stamped, decided for
Now he has to live up to it

The struggle is his own
The destination is not
Being the “guy” he is
He is still able to excel

The body sits through classes
The mind, about rhyming words
Hands move to take notes
Fingers chart a different course

College, marks, degrees and jobs
Everything going as per plan
Now even with eyes full open
He has lost track

But then, one day
In a gap between interviews
The pad and the pen invite him
And he scribbles once again

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Just Keep At It

Does it feel like your own? Even when you are alone Do your fingers grasp it? Is it the best fit?
But you still in two minds Looking through those blinds My future, my present, my past Till when will this last?
Not enough support to ride on Seems like a distant dawn Let me take the “normal” way At least will know day by day
Then, somewhere deep inside “I also don’t want to hide This is where I belong This is what I long”
So here, take my word Need not to go with the herd If there is enough fire Be sure, you will never tire
Just keep at it, don’t drop it Progress begins bit by bit The clouds will surely move You just be in the groove
Some years later, you look back “This is where I changed my track” Not only you, but others around Even those, you used to hound

Nothing & Everything

As the flight takes off
So does my though
Is this me on the top?
Or am I just a prop

Priorities, goals have changed
Probably even I ain't the same
Giving it all I have, all my might
But will that alone suffice?

The people, conditions also matter
The timing, situation all have a role
How much will I be able to account?
Will I be able to turn it around?

Nothing and everything is right
Opportunities, options abound
Listeners and actions I doubt
Do I stay and change, or is it lame

Will all these questions in my mind
Answers I still can't decide Meanwhile, flight is sailing smooth
And that harbingers a change

Maybe it is the initial struggle
Maybe it is that first thrust
Then it is you above the cloud
A smooth sail, a monitored ride

Best Left Unanswered?

Should I ask these questions? What exactly is happiness? Is this what we are really chasing? When do we know we are there?
It is just an internal feeling? Do we just know we are “happy”? Do love, success contribute? Or does it lead to them?
Is it there at the destination? Are we moving towards it? Or we have to move with it? Is it intrinsic to the path?
Are all these questions irrelevant? It is best left unanswered? Do the answers cause the confusion? Or there is light at the end of this tunnel?