The Better Me


– By Tanuja Mehta

Among the beautiful constellations I may be a curious comet,
Not stable and secure like others
But moving randomly to fit better with them.
I may be lesser pebble among the shiny jems,
But can be a strengthening support for a memorable monument.
I may not be a confident speaker,
But can be a sensitive listener.
I may not be emotionally strong,
But believes to make it through all.
I may be a looser among the winners,
But accept the way it is within the purest soul.
I may not speak bitter truth,
But happy to be a sensitive liar.
I may not be a speedy runner,
But glad to be a unvarying walker.
I may not have a large company of friends,
But enjoys fully even a modest minute with self.
I may not be in people’s bucket list,
But can be a cherished one.
I may be silent and expressionless sometimes,
But this is how I present myself.
I may break promises and expectations,
But trust me I am no better than this.
I would never be a good book to read in a lifetime,
But might be a good chapter…a good line…even a good word.
I may not have different fancy resolutions every year;
I will never be perfect,
Yet a regular one who strives to make the better me.

About the author:

Tanuja Mehta is someone who believes that writing is a way of portraying the depth of oneself. She quotes, “Pen and paper are your best friends with whom you can speak your heart out; in return they won’t judge you, rather encourage you to move ahead.”


Sushmita firmly believes in her motto “Write like no one else will ever read you” and encourages the same to everyone.

Aspiring to create something brilliant and a prominent work of literature in the near future, she prioritises moulding style and emotions into words, at the same time, exalting thoughts and feelings above expressions.

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