Standing on the center stage

Standing on the center stage

You have to be perfect in each frame

No, you can’t blink, stoop or sit

Fix a smile, you must appear content

Enormous eyes are judging your act

You can’t fumble or forget your lines

Have to be flawless, engaging and sound

After all you are living for people’s applause!

Constantly perform the best role

One mistake is enough to jeer you down

Arc lights, make-up and this platform

You chose to live in people’s gaze

Can you dare to step down the stage

Washout the paint and sit on the floor

Away from stares, crowd and noise

Listen! Life inside you is whispering

I’m only yours and live as you like

Please don’t present me on the stage

 

© 2020 Charu Gupta and Potpourri of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Will

Is there life after death?

I wonder if it’s possible to live after my last breath

Too much in love with life; want to live even after I die!

Some say they allot you heaven or hell

Where you go, only your karma can tell

Will there be trees, birds, wind, sea and soil?

Who has seen the world after the demise

There is a condition before I die

Promise me butterflies, mountains and the sky

I’ll embrace death with a smile; just want to live after I die!

When no motion is left and my body looks dead

My soul will be pleading to live, see and love

And this will be my last ‘will’ to adhere

Take away my eyes, heart, liver and every possible part

Plant them in the person who needs them the most

I’m too much in love with the life; want to live even after I die

My eyes will live to admire the beautiful rain

My heart will beat and fall in love again……..

 

© 2018 Charu Gupta and Potpourri of life.