If I could give one gift…..

If I could give one gift

It would be the gift of knowledge.

 

The knowledge that you are loved.

Even when you don’t love yourself.

When you make mistakes.

More so when you make mistakes.

 

It is not a mathematical equation

Where we have to balance both sides.

Directly proportional to good deeds,

Or a display of excellent manners.

Indirectly proportional to distance.

Love is love.

 

If I could give one gift

It would be the gift of knowledge.

 

The knowledge that shit happens.

To the best of us and the worst of us.

It can be fixed or you can move on.

Both options are valid and acceptable.

 

It is not something that your life

Needs to anchor upon, revolve around.

Breakdown if you need to, then

Get up, dust yourself, take a deep breath,

Tell yourself…

Yeah, that happened. But now I will move on.”

 

If I could give one gift

It would be the gift of knowledge.

 

The knowledge that we are transient beings.

All is temporary – the good and the bad.

Moments will tempt you

To base your whole life on. Stuck.

 

Instead, rejoice and marvel at, the wonders that

life presents you. But don’t get hung up.

Vent, bawl, cry, lose your shit at the

Not-so-wonderful presents.

Again. Don’t get hung up.

 

If I could give one gift

IT would be the gift of knowledge.

 

The knowledge that courage is just

Action despite being scared.

It is not something miraculously

Given to a gifted few.

 

Act. Despite self-doubt shredding

your self-confidence

Act. With butterflies in your stomach

Sweaty palms and shaking knees.

Don’t think, don’t dwell.

Act.

 

It may fly. Or it may flop.

 

But then you would already know

That

It is all temporary.

Shit happens.

And

You are loved.

I received this tag from Shilpa Gupte at fictionandiblogspot.com. It’s my pleasure to pass on this tag to Tulika at www.obsessivemom.in. There are 25  of us on this Blog Hop and it will be spread over 3 days – 6th, 7th and 8th December  2019. Do follow the #WordsMatter Blog Hop and prepare to be surprised! 

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11 thoughts on “If I could give one gift…..

  1. Some bits of this poem are worth framing as reminders:
    It is not a mathematical equation, Where we have to balance both sides. Directly proportional to good deeds, Or a display of excellent manners.
    That’s just beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

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