If You Can, Then You Must - Poem by Soma Mukherjee
I could have been this and I could been have that,
but there were too many hurdles and the plans fell flat.
I could have been like her, a very big star,
But my bad luck, opportunities were few and far.
I had the grace, I could have been a dancer,
but there were too many objections with no solutions or answers.
I had a sweet voice, I could have been a singer,
but I was sole earner of family, and it sponged me dry like a wringer.
I played so well with colours, I could have been a painter,
But the paints were costly and with no one to guide, dreams became fainter.
I had skills, I could have been anything I wanted,
All I needed was a spirit which would have saved me from being daunted.
Is it too late to start again?
Pick up the brush or the pen and let my dreams be my swain?
Just let go of all resentments and start!
And not let the past tear my present and future apart!
It has been so tiring, carrying disapointments and resentments for so long,
let me start fresh as if I was born today, fire the passion and let it grow strong.
Yes, that's what I will do, I owe it to myself and this god gifted life,
I will not cry over what I didn't get, instead use gift and opportunities which today are rife.
Yes, thats the way to go, I will give my best shot to my dreams and what I always wanted to be,
For if the world ends tomorrow I will be contented and proud to have taken that dip and rescued me.
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