To the one who is yet to bloom,
I see you…You have waited! You stood your ground when the Earth began to shake, you swam through the roughest of waters, you held your home when a storm took everything away… you waited through all yet never yelled a single curse!
I see you… and you are the strongest I have ever seen!
Now you have begun to run out of patience. Little things don’t dawn smiles over you anymore but leave you behind with risen haste.
You have lost faith.
You have lost strength.
You have lost hope.
The thick skin that you once grew, is now into ruins and you… you know you can’t take the pain anymore.
So, what do you choose now? Defeat?
I don’t blame you… Neither do I blame the darkness.
But I do blame something…
I blame those mouths who kept telling you how you must have achieved glory by a certain age.
I blame those minds who came up with a structure to confine people’s lives.
I blame those hands that had the audacity to strangle you into these chains.
But you? No, I don’t blame you!
I am standing by your side and cheering for you, making sure that my voice is louder than the taunts yelled at you.
I am waiting for you, on the other side of the finishing line with my arms wide stretched, ready to pull you in an embrace the moment you reach.
Who am I, you ask?
I am the one meant to show you the right path.
I am here to hold your hand and guide you as you walk.
… and, as long as you follow me, I promise everything will be alright.
Just don’t stop! For me… don’t stop!
– Gauri Walecha