Perched on the edge of my little nest,
I dare a peek into the world below.
I obliterate the words of caution and discouragement that echo,
drawing inspiration and confidence from my better half,
I venture into the unknown, to chase my dreams.
I dream of soaring with eagles above the clouds,
running with the gazelles so free.
I dream of diving with the dolphins into the heart of the ocean so blue,
buzzing carelessly about fragrant blossoms, drinking life to the very lees.
I dream of basking in every sunrise and sunset,
sometimes from a hilltop, sometimes from behind trees.
I dream of rushing with the gurgling river,
to discover little secrets that the waves conceal.
Not bound by life’s constants,
I wish to be alive, in love and create memories,
to enjoy the joys of innocence and the bliss of solitude,
be touched by the grace of the Creator,
As I chase my dreams across the horizon.
- Pranitha Menon