I Dare to Dream

Krishna M Menon

I was trying to catch hold of the Moon

 

Daunting it was, to dream that big, and  
All I got was the cold unwelcoming air
Remember my teacher telling me, 
Even trees are smarter than me?

 

 

Today I sign her an autograph, and I
Only thank her for daring me.

 

 

Dont fool yourself, they told me
Realization hit me hard
Even if the world thinks differently
All that I would ever need is
My support, my dreams, just ME

 

 

Bitter experiences, one after the other
Each turn I took, a failure..
You get married!! They said
Only then can you be of worth
Now, I thank you for the advice, turning a
Dumb ear to you, proved fruitful

 

 

Writer?? What can you gain by that?
Hell broke loose!! Apparently
All the time, my dreams told me
To not let go of them

 

I , the social outcast

 

Thought about all things that
Happened, that shaped me today
In the past, I dwelled
Now my pen runs across the pages
Knowing my pain, knowing my aim

 

 

Many years later, my poems
Yet another success, you said

 

 

Looking on with bewilderment
Impressed with fate, and
My memories holding on to me
I basked in that success..
Thanking all those who
Shunned me, for giving me the power

 

 

And you ask me how I could
Reply to that being, this poem's
Each line's first letter read together as a sentence.....

6 comments

  • Well crafted. Nice read. :)

    Sarath S R
  • An inspiring one
    The people who ask you Why will later ask you How.

    Sandeep N Menon
  • Nice one ?
    “I DARE TO DREAM BEYOND WHAT I THINK MY LIMITS ARE”
    !!!!! Inspirational!!!!!!

    Arjun A L
  • Very well written dear, loved it

    Anju Jayan
  • Such a wonderful one !

    Akshaya
  • Beautifully written

    Aishwarya

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