A Second Chance

#globalite Suri contemplates about what he could have done and feels he has a second chance at setting things right. #donowsoyoudontregretlater

 

I was running as fast as I could, away from death
My legs gave up on me and I was gasping for breath
Couldn’t run anymore, couldn’t walk anymore
I could stand on my legs no more

I looked around with fear
Death was very near
I knew that this was my end
In fear I asked why was I being chased

Death answered without any hesitation
You had no humane interaction
Confused, I asked, what do you mean?
Let me start with when you were ten

After a graphic run down of my past
I was left totally aghast
I wasn’t always this way, at least not when I was ten
But as the years went by I just got busy in my profession

It didn’t matter when the street vendors were evicted
Nor did it matter when my professors daughter was sexually harassed
It didn’t matter when my neighbor got arrested under false charges of corruption
Nor did it matter when my maids daughter discontinued her education
It didn’t matter when I bribed to avoid the legality
Nor did it matter when I stole someone’s intellectual property

Now when I’m staring at death
I realize this isn’t me, I was never this self obsessed
I was never this indifferent nor was I this inconsiderate

No wonder my streets look deserted with all the vendors evicted
No wonder my professor felt isolated which left him completely devastated
No wonder no one trusts anyone in my neighborhood
No wonder my maid’s daughter got married in her early childhood
No wonder I shamed my family
Experiencing all this, the kids have also become unruly

I could have stood by my professor, I could have sent the kid to her teacher, I could have followed the rules, I could have obeyed the laws – now it’s too late

I’m staring at death
I realize this isn’t me, I was never this self obsessed
I was never this indifferent nor was I this inconsiderate

And that’s when I heard the kids laughing and the birds chirping
And boy was I relieved because I seem to be dreaming

What a coincidence that It’s the happy independence
When I got my second chance

 

[Image Source – Villains Wikia]
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