Updated: Sep 13
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.
Like the wave that reached my feet
when I had been a slave to my inner beast
I wouldn’t either let myself sink
I wouldn’t either let myself win
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.
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 poem is available in paperback & ebook.