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A Wave

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

We follow our gut and go forward in life, and everything is well until we face a terrible experience that flips our lives upside down. We lose our self-esteem, develop insecurities and lack the courage to move forward in life.

A Wave” by Krishna Guttikonda depicts how a youngster stuck after one such experience gets back the momentum in their life following a wake-up call from a dear one.

Cover Photo by Manohar Koviri

Like the wave that reached my feet

when I had been a slave to my inner beast

I wouldn’t either let myself sink

or sail

I wouldn’t either let myself win

or fail

I was numb

frozen by my insecurities

I was stuck

paralysed by my footprints

I neither had the power to erase

nor courage to move.

One day

the wave reached my feet

It pulled me inside

knowing I was immobile

It ain’t easy to see through the blues

my only options were to float, dive or exist

It instilled me with the courage to move forward

even if it meant engulfing the whole world.



This contribution is proofread by Sreekar Ayyagari & photographed by Manohar Koviri.



This poem is available in paperback & ebook.

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