To her, freedom didn’t mean the right to raise her voice,
It didn’t mean the privilege to wear her choice,
It didn’t mean traveling around the world – living in, its every corner and nook,
All it only ever meant, was snuggling in, to her book –
For, it gave her what the rest of the world couldn’t – it brought her alive, it set her imagination on fire,
It gave her heart all the contentment it would ever desire,
By the window sill she sits, undisturbed, unscathed,
From the rest of the world, willingly detached,
Breathing in its scent, its story,
Relishing every plot it cooks, to glory.
Your time, you invest,
Spend it doing what gives you your zest,
With people who’ll stand by you, even when you’re a pest,
Create moments that’ll become the reason for your smiles, brightest!
Why be shallow, when you have a world so wide,
Why close yourself into a shell when you can open your mind; let yourself unwind,
Why live alone when together, you can be,
Why chain your emotions when you can set them all free!
Amidst the shambles, in search of thee,
I go in pursuit of making you my reality,
Hidden, until desperately sought after, you clearly choose to be,
But, hey, my eyes, open wide or shut tight, you are what they clearly see!
Yesterday, of all other days of my existence until now on earth, I found myself extremely grateful for having the privilege of a roof over my head. Ambitions and career choices aside, if there’s nothing else I do worthwhile in my life, I should in all possibilities, be capable enough, independent enough, to provide myself and atleast a few destitutes among the millions in the country a shelter, a roof over their heads, a place they could call home. Because, the fact that I’ve got a place I can call home is one major reason I’d be eternally indebted to my parents.
I don’t really know if I’ll live up to it, but I suddenly feel I’ve found my reason to live.
Don’t wait for fate to,
Choose the decisions YOU ought to make,
YOU decide your journey!
Real fragrance is that which stays forever,
Not that which withers when beauty wilts over!