Open emotions, teary eyes,
Tired brain and a heart full of dreams
Take the risk or let it go.
Who will give you the courage to choose,
To choose the road not taken
When ideals don’t match,
When I’m afraid to get out of my shell
Whom will I cry to for help?
Where will I find solace?
Unseen places, forbidden lands,
“You wouldn’t be blamed for what you choose”
‘”Have courage and move ahead”
Says my heart
Now it’s the brains turn
“Needn’t take risk oh dear
Because life has taught you so much
Get up and do what the society says ”
Stirred with thoughts, devoid of emotions,
Unable to follow my heart and dreams
As I sit motionless countless dreams pass by
Unseen worlds, thoughtful mind,
Ready to grab anything and everything
Who taught you to be like this?
What were you planning for all these years?
Asks my soul
Education never taught me to think freely
Instead, it grabbed my neck and pulled me back
Education didn’t give me a teaspoon of courage
Or a pinch of willpower.
I wish I could break the stereotypes,
Spill my emotions and follow my dreams
If money matters for you,
My mind and heart matters for me
Please leave me and give me courage,
Please don’t walk into break me
Now here I go back into the shell
Back to doing what I really don’t want to