एक रह चुनी है मैंने

एक राह चुनी है मैंने,
जहां भीड़ बड़ी कम थी।
छांव को दरख़्त नहीं,
मिट्टी थोड़ी नम थी।
कुछ शोर यहां से चीखा,
“बेवकूफ़ हो, कुछ नहीं कर पाओगे”
कुछ आवाजें वहां से आईं,
“चलते रहो, कुछ मन का कर जाओगे”
एक ने ज़िद्द बढ़ाई, दूसरे ने हिम्मत,
मेरे इरादों की बुलंदी को दोनों ही काम आए!

©charu gupta and potpourri of life.

Roads don’t move

Is this the time passing or I?

On the road of life, I stand to think

How far I travelled and long to go

Packs of days, piles of dates

Tick-tock nonstop moving years

Temper of the moment chooses my step

Drag as a snail when sorrow graves

Time stands still but beats race

Amble through the days; asking them to pass

And one fine day, they fly! I want to ease

I plead them to rest in all the bliss

But they are stubborn creatures with wings

How conveniently they change the pace

I keep on adjusting my clogs to chase  

A look on self, made me realize

Roads don’t move days are same

It’s me that is passing by!


© 2018 Charu Gupta and Potpourri of life.



You are roving through the terrains

On not so bumpy ways

The track seems easy and straight

Road map imprinted in mind

Terminus of journey set in the eyes

Abruptly! You brake at a standstill

Highway splits into two

You are on the crossroads

Decide! The turn of the steering

Lot of crowd heading to the right

Few can be seen on the left side

Make a choice; join the herd to be safe!

Or take a left if your heart says

Close your eyes; talk to the self

Leap of faith or the safety net

Make a purest bid with your conscience

On the crossroads of life; it’s your call

Stick to the conviction; make a decision.


© 2018 Charu Gupta and Potpourri of life.










Re- routing

I’m a traffic phobic and driving at high speed scares me to the bones! But I still managed to learn driving and occasionally drive too! It’s been seven years of safe driving within the radius of 15-20 kms.

My school time friend was on her Delhi visit and it was mandatory to have a get-together. After a long group chatting; day, venue and time was finalized.

Shall I drive down ……?

On the highway, vehicles speeding up like in a formula one race and others over taking from left and right!

Ahhh…. Can’t stop my breath for 30 kms!! Bad idea.

My good friend came to my rescue and offered me a ride. (She behind the wheel. Wow!)

“Good yaar you know all the routes in Delhi”.

“Nah, its GPS! My trusted friend on the road”


We were so engrossed in talking that she missed the left turn (as directed by the GPS).

“Now what?”

“Chill yaar, it will reroute; just five minutes extra, but we’ll reach our destination.”

Reroute- few minutes extra- but you will reach your destination

Isn’t it true in life too?! We all aim to achieve something or to reach somewhere. We follow a path to fulfill our dreams; a plan always waiting for execution; a time-table set, an hourglass placed. But how many of us actually reach the destination?

Many of us give up when the road looks unfamiliar or not as per our blue print. We lose patience when it takes a little longer to travel. We panic when something happens out of plan. The dreams shatter and destination blurs.

We all have our own GPS fitted in the minds but we forget to activate it. Just feed the destination and simply follow it. Your ‘will’ will take you there. It will reroute the travel whenever you’ll divert from the path. You may reach a little later than the scheduled time but you will definitely arrive. You may get distracted and miss the turn; it will guide you to the next one.

Drive your life fearlessly, be alert, follow the GPS (will power), reroute it as many times as it requires but make sure you reach your destination!

“You have arrived at your destination.” The GPS declared.


© 2018 Charu Gupta and Potpourri of life.