Screeches bellow down my ears –
I wake up to a deafening cry
As the pain shoots down my veins like a sharp spear
To remind me of the lost identity. I need to try
To get back my thoughts in place,
To not be a slave in the world
That demands me to sell off my talented mace
And shackles my creativity from getting unfurled.
Alone, my shackles are way too loose;
But every time I try to break free,
Profession and passion make me choose
Between them – And I worship passion as my scared tree.
Risking my comfort I tread the road
Filled with the thorny gazes of social norms,
But I want to live – I want to shed off the load
And pursue my passion breaking traditional reforms.
Words are meaningless if actions don’t speak,
But who would hear my feeble voice out?
So, I buckle up today to reach the peak
And give out a fearless shout.
Oblivious I’m not that I’m joined by many,
But I gather my warriors in oblivion
And establish StarWords India without a penny
And stand out as an entrepreneur hoping to make a billion.
Rounak Bose is our Designing Head
And he is a designer with an insight
That flourishes with Sushmita Mandal’s help, our Editorial Head,
Who’s trying to bring out the beauty of light.
Dreadful I am not as I feel at bliss
Reading the wise words hidden in the laughter
Of my dear friend’s “Because You Need This” –
Yes, it’s Nikhil Shrivastava, the Left-Handed Author.
Slowly but steadily, I live my dream and shun my pain,
Where I’m a published author who can sing
From the core of her heart in “Dance in the Rain”
While awaiting the rhythm hiding in the “Melodies of Spring”.
Shreya Dutta is the Founder & Creative Head of StarWords India and the author of “Dance in the Rain”. She is an engineer by qualification and a writer by passion. Years ago, when little girls were jotting down their bucket list, Shreya was lost in her dreamland in which she was immortal. Dutta had started off writing at an early age because she believed that writing not only helped her to voice her opinion but also led her closer to immortality. With every write-up that gets published, Shreya believes that she gets embedded in the pages of history to inspire the youngsters who dream likewise. Writing is not just her passion; it is her way of taking the road less travelled.