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My voice stumbles as I stutter through my line
I struggle to recall those ornate words
The voice in my head is astoundingly loud today, contending to be heard
"Coward!" It screams. I suppress it again, and continue…
I recollect my course of thought
And wonder if there’s coherence
The voice has an answer loud and clear, “No ma’am, not even near!”
I neglect it and regret having it as a part of me
But let’s face the fact…. It’s frustratingly real
Embarrassed, as I walk off the stage
The voice screams “where is the directness?”
I wait for it to fade away, but then I realize it was here to stay
The most that live in a make believe world pretending to be oblivious,
That they are all a fake
Born human just like the others, they live a lie
Guiltily accept their unexcused pointless pride inside themselves
Ignore the candid conscience
Or die in misery that they rename as eternal brilliance.
Simplicity is the leisure most lack
I resign, I quit, because I failed to ornate
I state this because it is as simple as it gets
And it would be more daunting if I foolishly deny the fact
Where did I lose my touch with simplicity?
When did I begin to seek false honor?
I had known the gist of my argument, I knew it so well
Why did I fail to achieve meaning?
Why was I stuck on beautified vagueness?
Maybe because I aspired sympathy through ignorance
Sympathy for my futile blunder
I yearn for the stretch that didn’t last long
When the world had been undeviating as it evolved
When everything I conveyed came straight from the heart
When a singing bird put a glow on my face and I was refreshed
A leaf was just a leaf right from the start
A smile was just a pleasant gesture while a dew drop was just water
Everything was simple, mirrored in itself
When did simplicity become so hard to attain?
Why did my mind start playing stubborn games?
When did the simplest things become so complex?
In no time I have become a part the world, so perplex!
Why did I find a need to complicate something so plain?
Life wasn’t supposed to be a pain
I once asked a child, “What’s life”,
“Life is fun”, he answered
I envy the child for his simplicity
I envy him