A different road

Dreams are scattered
In the seas of expectations.
How much can be expected
out of a single being?

How much further should I go,
To prove my worth,
And that marks isn’t all that makes me?

Is it that big a crime,
If I falter along the way?
Bruise my knee a little,
Make me immune to the pain.

Is it wrong if I decide,
This isn’t the life that I dreamt of living.
Dump my present plans,
And start afresh?

No, I don’t hate it entirely,

J

ust the pressure along,

Makes me wanna explode.

I might not be sure,

where I’m heading.

Bu

t will surely make it big someday.

What must I sacrifice,
To do what I truly love?
The things that I’m actually good at,
And to mess up things I’m not?

Will I get awkward stares,
As I cross the road?
And people begin whispering
About the girl who dropped out.

Isn’t happiness a good thing?
Then why do I have to think twice,
If I decide I want to be different?

Not follow the rest of the world,

Instead make a way,

W

here no one has ever tread before.

The battle of the library chairs

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 Everyone is busy preparing for the impending hurricane that is going to turn and toss their entire self around.Well I did exaggerate a little here I guess,but I was talking about the end semester exams.Suddenly even the most uninterested person has opened his books in a futile attempt to gain some knowledge by flipping the pages of that huge textbook he just issued from the library the day before.The library is where everyone flocks to get inspired to start studying.The couple in the corner have refrained from engaging in PDA(Public Display of Affection) and are finally looking at their books are wondering how they never noticed they were upside down.

The library opens at 8:00 AM.Only the early birds are seen around at that time.Who wouldn’t want to catch some extra sleep,after cursing the college for holding 8’o clock classes.By 9:00 AM the library seats start getting occupied gradually.Students who come earlier reserve seats for their friends who will hopefully join them soon.Around 11:00 AM most of the library has been occupied hardly leaving any vacant seats.

That is when the battle starts,the battle of the library chairs.Guys who don’t get seats wander in the library like hungry lions waiting to pounce on an empty chair and claim victory.They first come and ask politely for the apparently “reserved seats” that are not yet occupied.When the answer is a straight no,that is when the anger builds and he plots revenge.He waits for an opportunity where the guard of the chairs is engrossed in his/her books and then stealthily takes away that reserved chair,with a big grin of victory on his face.

Many a times,innocent people are victims of this battle.They leave their place only for a moment to answer nature’s call and when they are back their chair has disappeared.For a while he sits on the table and continues to study.But later on he decides that he has had enough and has to get his chair back.Since he isn’t aware of who took his chair so he takes up the role of the hungry angry lion waiting to prey on an empty chair.This is how the balance is restored and the vicious cycle goes on.

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P.S:I was caught in this madness today as I was trying to study in the library and it was very amusing.

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