Illustration by: Akshansh Aggarwal
One fine day, it blew me away,
the thought of conquering the world, of transcending fields,
then came a dawn of realization,
of the astringent reality, that blinded me.
Was I stuck amongst prodigies?
Amongst stunners who put the world at their feet,
Was I caught amidst the competitive heat?
Into the abyss of mediocrity I fell,
Or so I thought, as I didn’t fare well
in the multitude of clashes that span life.
Could it be the sheer difference in grey matter?
or, was it my shattered willpower?
Just as the self-doubt slithered into my conscience,
and the essential enthusiasm evaporated in non-compliance,
I dropped the vials of my exorbitant dreams,
while my creativity went for a walk with banality.
As the remorse of the endless procrastination consumed me,
and as the underwhelming paucity of success daunted me,
the explanation went over and over me
Was it due to my dereliction of duties?
Or, am I stuck amongst prodigies?