Wake Up! Beyond the Panorama February 2, 2022

Wake Up!

Written by Nandini Sethi

It was horrifying, 

The dream I just had –

There were monsters and clowns,

And everything bad. 

In it, I lived in a world that didn’t care,

Where you come from, what you do, 

Just adapt to where you are now, 

And what is to be done today. 

I went to the same place every day, 

A room of confinement, 

And was allowed out only when that was done,

What was expected of me. 

I remained chained to beings with two faces,

One that could be seen, happy and smiling, 

And the other, glued haphazardly to its side, 

Frowning and riling. 

All my days were spent, figuring out who is who,

Which face I should trust today, and which one is trickery,

For when I come back tomorrow, I’ll know what to make of my today. 

I pinch myself, to wake up, get out this universe,

But it only stings, with no results. 

I pinch repeatedly, slap my cheeks, jump up and down,

Only to come to the terrifying realization,

That is my reality now. 

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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