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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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Opportunities, options abound
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Will all these questions in my mind
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My fingers, my mind, my emotions Same body and different notions Multiple questions, multiple reasons Something to do with the change of seasons?
An eternity has already passed A lot of wisdom amassed But has all been in vain? Does it all go down the drain?
Now the fingers take over Lead by emotions? Give me a break I type the name, type the number Something wakes me out of slumber
I know I should delete Problems will be replete I convince life is better now I remember the old vow
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When was the last seen? Where, how she has been? All answers absolutely futile But the doubts still pile
Deleting it, I make a swear “I have to take care I can’t afford to do this It takes away my bliss”
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Life's Life Line

Their use never ends As they go through the bends To bathe, wash and clean And still we are mean
They are the true life line Their changing colour is a sign Even though they quench our thirst We do not put them first
“They will always be there So why should I spare Even if they die out Someone else will shout”
This attitude is a norm We cannot fathom the storm High time that we stop Or be left with a drop
We can still change our course Ensure we take care of the source Today, let us all take a pledge Not money, but rivers we hedge