Identity – and what it is. 

I always wonder if the world we live in, would ever get right, the meaning of identity,

For, it believes each of us is a race horse, trained just the way it wills us to be – 
“Girls your age, are married, in our town,

When, are you, planning to settle down?”
“My sister’s son – he’s done with his master’s, now contemplating his PhD,

If Master’s isn’t what you want, why don’t you go for a Management degree?”
But, hey, being asked to become a stereotype isn’t exactly new, is it?

For, into the mould designed by the society, we’ve always been forced to fit,
We’re only expected to yield to expectations aplenty,

Whether we’re ten, twenty, fifty or seventy,

We’re always told to lead by example, or made to follow one,

We’re forever required to be on par with our friend, sibling, cousin, or the neighbour’s son,
Yet, stand up we must, for what we want, even if it means a journey, alone,

Shut out other perspectives until we discover our own,
Carve our own niche, create our own mould,

Because, to seek our calling, we can never be too old – 
Defy gravity, find our own ground,

What we presumed, lost, will only then be found.
Cheers!✨

Win your dreams!

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Nothing is impossible for the heart that wills,

For the mind that’s in a tryst with faith and hope,

Let the falls not make thy efforts small,

Eye the peaks you’ve dreamt of, it’s time you scale them all!

 

 

P.S. This is part of my Pen The Picture project 🙂 Hope you like reading what I write 🙂

Look Around!

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So much marvel around to see

Left unadmired is such a pity –

Look around, feel the bliss

Enjoy the moment when you can, try not to give anything a miss!

 

 

 

P.S. This is part of my Pen The Picture project 🙂 Hope you like reading what I write 🙂

Dare To Dream!

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One life, one chance,

There’s no time, snap out of your trance;

Be you, do what you want to,

Go ahead and make your dreams come true!

 

 

P.S. This is part of my Pen The Picture project 🙂 Hope you like reading what I write 🙂

Stand Tall!

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You are unique, a masterpiece

One of a kind, albeit with crease;

Nobody’s born big or small,

So let your work make you stand tall!

 

 

P.S. This is part of my Pen The Picture project 🙂 Hope you like reading what I write 🙂

Save The Earth!

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Forever is a time too less,

Yet the future already seems bleak and a complete mess,

If we want the world to save it’s beauty and sheen,

It’s time we protect Mother Nature and Go Green!

 

I’d like to explain a little about today’s picture and the Quatrain.
Often, when we say Go Green, or World Environment Day, or Save the Earth, our immediate attention goes towards saving the greenery above the ground, which is absolutely right. But, most of the time, we tend to forget the absolutely gorgeous world underwater, below the oceans and seas, and completely ignore their importance. Little do we realise that all the harm we do, also affect them. They also get polluted and lose their charm and lives. Their balance gets disturbed, and the livelihood of the plants, the animals and the other living beings underwater gets disrupted.
It’s time we realise, the world underwater, is equally important to our existence, if not more, so it is necessary we preserve and take good care of them, if we do not want OUR livelihood to go haywire.

Thank you Parvatha Varthini for the Chromatic Corner experience, in Class XII. It was absolutely wonderful to participate with you. You are always such a delight to work with! Those memories stay fresh in my mind, and helped me write this post 😀

 

Thank you, Sabarritha. If you hadn’t asked, I wouldn’t have written this.😉

 

 

P.S. This is part of my Pen The Picture project 🙂 Hope you like reading what I write 🙂

Find yourself!

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Be yourself,

Believe in what you are capable of,

Send your fears away for a toss,

It’s your life, so be your own boss!

 

 

P.S. This is part of my Pen The Picture project 🙂 Hope you like reading what I write 🙂