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:
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:
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.