I chased butterflies when I was three,
By five, I chased the dreams, I used to see.
At seven, I used to chase, Bholu, the dog, down the lane,
I even chased small paper boats, along the drain.
Soon, I was chasing my scores on the test,
I was told that I had to be the very best.
Then, I started chasing good grades all the time,
Soon, I forgot to chase the things I loved, as I had no time.
Soon after, I was chasing my way up to the top,
I had to run faster or else I would be termed as a flop.
Then, I was chasing my teachers, with my project file,
I admit, I even chased a girl in my college for a while.
Then, I was chasing all opportunities for the right job,
It was like chasing ‘something’ through a huge mob.
Then, came deadlines, appraisals and goals,
Chasing them made me go out of control.
Then, I was chasing promises made to a special someone,
Soon, I was chasing little feet and it was definitely fun.
Now, I am chasing my way down again,
As, I missed a lot of things on the way up and chased a lot in vain.
Now, I want to chase ‘happiness’ for once
Don’t forget the things you would love to chase, leave aside the loss and the gain.
While, I get back to chasing those colourful butterflies once again.
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