Am I brave enough?


Clinging to my not so homey bed
Curtains drawn to its full length
Let me pretend it still be night
Am I brave enough,
To let through the morning light?

An unused pen lost its sense,
Blank paper got crushed in offense
Soulful words erode in inkless violence
Am I brave enough,
To challenge myself being hesitant?

Stuck with a job sans interest
Paper, sheets flutter in sordid silence
A blue chair weighs down with a mind-dead witness
Am I brave enough,
To risk my comfortable consistence?

A lover kept behind the shades
Memories lurking inside don’t fade
Ego clashes splash colorless blood on blades
Am I brave enough
To Let go of relation, so secluded to be a soul mate?

O there, a distant cry derails my caprice
Baffled at the familiar tease
Here I braved for a peak
Blatant sight of Sun and my innocent sins
I see a stark scenery failed to please.

All I foresee is bare land and regret
The dreams I pretend to forget
What to sow and what to beget
I flinch, I shrink, I sweat
No, I am not brave enough yet!!

© Written Frames, 2017



53 thoughts on “Am I brave enough?

  1. Isn’t it what most of us feel everyday, stuck in a job we don’t like, unable to come out of our comfort zone just bez we have to pay our bills.
    So many people live in wretched relationships just because they don’t have the courage to walk out.
    How well you have expressed Shefali. Kudos to you.

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  2. O Shefali, I can only allow myself morsels of you at a time – because you write with such intensity I’m overwhelmed.
    As I write, I see you before me, reciting this, and when you say “ego clashes splash colorless blood on blades” I bow my head. Because here is an artist….. and I’m seated in the front row watching you unfold. Do you know how good you are ? This is a fantastic poem. xo

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    • OMG !!

      I fainted again and trust me, no chocolates can revive me this time…

      I need to have your hand to lift me up from this mushy stagnancy of uncertainty. You make me feel valuable!!

      I am happy you could find familiarity in my words. We are alike indeed!

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  3. You may have my hand, that is certain, but I am still on my knees rendered helpless by reading.
    I did find a chocolate down here though…and shall have the energy to stand once again in a moment 😌
    Our souls connecting ❤️

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