Crossroads (Daily Prompt challenge)

Daily Prompt

I was standing at the crossroads,

unsure which way to go,

                                              My heart chose the right one,

                                               the mind said no,

The left one’s better,

choose the left, it said,

Everyone’s going there,

there’s nothing to dread.

You’ll love it once you get there,

with all your friends around,

You can talk and chat and hang out,

no limits or bounds.

You’ll have splendid company,

in the form of a computer,

you can stare at it all day,

as you would a worthy suitor!

Don’t stress yourself over,

being treated like donkeys,

They may make you slog for hours,

but they will pay you handsomely,

No need to ask your worth,

or what you bring to the table,

No one’s got time for that,

to give you fancy labels.

Why can’t you just be happy,

having a job that pays?

Why crave satisfaction,

in this day and age?

                                       The heart pitched in,

                                       broke its silence and said,

                                       You are right my friend,

                                        but that’s not all I’m afraid.

                                        What is she working for,

                                        Have you bothered to know?

                                        Is money all she want,

                                         or is there something more?

                                         Let her be the judge

                                          of what’s best for her,

                                           she is human after all,

                                            not some robot with fur

                                            Her life is her’s alone,

                                            quite unlike anyone else’s,

                                             why should her work be different,

                                              bereft of uniqueness?

I listened to them both,

as intently as I could,

then went on with my heart,

despite what it took.

Although I have no regrets,

& I’m as happy as can be,

I can’t help but wonder,

where my mind would’ve taken me!
© apurva

crossroads: a critical time or juncture;

a place where two roads cross

bereft: deprived

 

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About Apurva

Unabashed introvert, closet extrovert with artistic female obsession, hormonal male obsession, a penchant for wit and humour, crazy belly dancer, emotional fool, yet sober and boisterous kid lover, is running away with treasures and secrets from the darkest corners of her mind. Kindly catch her if you can and send her to love's eternal prison

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