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 voice was mute

It felt all different, something has changed
The look of the world is not the same
Faces wrapped in masks, identity blurred
I opened my mouth to ask and I spoke
But no one heard me as my voice was mute
Sounds went silent, words were not talking
Have I gone deaf or the world is tongue- tied
Someone tapped on my shoulder and showed a sign
” Speak with your eyes”
I looked at the world again and clearly saw
It has changed, people are talking through eyes
Pretence and twisting of talks are forbid
You speak exactly the same ’cause eyes can’t lie
A beeping sound….oh can I hear again!
No, I have woken to the world of sounds…

© 2020 Charu Gupta and Potpourri of life.