Taking A Stand

Taking A Stand

Written by Nandini Sethi


Leaving the door to close inches before my face,

I pretended not to see everyone point and laugh.

Getting used to being mistreated and unloved,

I desired a life that wasn’t marred with sorrow and detest. 

The coffee shop down the road, once upon a time, was our spot,

I’d never imagine it to be the place I intentionally avoid. 

But he did that for me, 

He let me see the world devoid of any color and let me lead a life with no magic in it. 

It took resilience and courage, 

And it took a lot of tears and fight, 

But I made sure to get the only one thing I always knew:

Love. 

For myself, for the world, people, 

I wasn’t going to let one bad thing ruin it all,

Not even if it was supposed to be the single most important thing in my life:

My marriage. 

Almost overnight,

I dropped everything,

Packed my bags, 

And started a new journey. 

A new me, where even your please fell upon my deaf years,

A new horizon, a sky with limitless boundaries,

A new coffee shop, where handsome strangers waited for miles, 

Leaving the door pushed wide open, and watch me enter with a smile. 


Nandini Sethi
Nandini Sethi

Sometimes dolefully insightful, sometimes plain distressed state of mind, but always love. I think there’s a bit of love in everything we write. 

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