Flawed, will be the inevitable verdict
if I am held before my own heart’s stringent council,
always falling short of satisfying all criteria’s
when measured with the golden scales of perfection,
as I keep moulding excuses to suit my conveniences
to withdraw halfway from all my passionate quests.
How often have I let the fear of failures
become unmovable hurdles in my pursuit of dreams,
content in letting someone else sketch out my future paths
not being bold enough to take the daunting first step,
as I deliberately voice out my thoughts and concerns feebly
so that they would dissolve in the surrounding din.
How often have I resolutely turned a blind eye
to the wonderful rainbow of opportunities,
that adorned with splendor the turquoise skies
and beckoned me from beyond my glass windows,
as I hastily lowered the blinds and engaged in
mundane chores which gave routine’s comfort.
Despite my flaws I will hold close my virtues
and adhere to values and principles imbibed at childhood,
to brighten up some facets of my ordinary existence
as I accept all my imperfections with grace,
with the hope that my virtues would weigh a fraction heavier
than my flaws when compared on a humane scale.
© Anjana Vipin E