The Role Model
The Role Model2 mins 133 2 mins 133
One evening with myself I fought
“Who do I want to be?” I thought
Who do I choose that inspires me a lot
“Role-Model” – that’s the word is it not?
Marie Curie or Mary Kom?
Michelle Obama or Evita Peron?
Sudha Murthy or Margaret Hamilton?
Lakshmi Bai or Hillary Clinton?
Such big names, I feel so small.
Do I really want to be them at all?
Confused I was, wasn’t sure what to think
But all of a sudden got my answer in a blink.
She stood by my side, a puzzle in her eye
“Why” she asked, “is so blue the sky?”
“If the Earth pulls us down by its own gravity,
Why won’t the moon drop straight on to me?”
Her little asks brought a smile back to me
Where had I lost all my curiosity?
Somewhere on the road as I was growing up
It seems I had shut it down in a cup!
Today, I want to be curious again
Want to run like the wind & jump in the rain.
Innocent at heart, not thinking what to gain,
Envy and ego I want to unchain.
I want to be kind and gentle like her
With a crystal clear mind, no signs of blur.
No pride, no anger and a spirit carefree
Now how I wish that I could be She.
“Role Model” is what I was looking for
Indeed, I do not need to look anymore
If only I tried to learn from her, and grow
The world will be so much happier, you know!