Why is it that we are forever torn between comfort of the body and comfort of the mind?
Life throws our way such acid tests from time to time
Remember when you broke up with your school sweetheart to make your way to college and earn a lot
Remember how sad that made you feel, you got over it quickly so that wasn’t a big deal
Remember when you wanted to study the stars but your parents would not let you decide
Remember how they made the safest bet and hung a stethoscope along your tie
That is when you chose heart but did not get a chance to choose
But remember the time when you got to wake up but you decided to hit on snooze?
Remember when they said you sing very well
And that was how you wanted to spend your time, but you decided not yet
You chose to lead a life you could predict
The prediction wasn’t great but you were fine with it
There was a moment to dive off the plane but you made a cautious call
You wore your seat belt, plugged in your earphones and listened to others’ songs
How did you not realise, you did not dive but now the plane was falling down
Remember when you thought it was too late when you could still have got it all?
Remember how you thought you have too much to lose?
How you could not value the priceless to choose
Remember how you said things were great the way they are
And how you muttered under your breath, assuring yourself, “yes they are, yes they are”
You made a penny and broke a heart
This time it must have hurt, the heart was yours
Remember how you sat in your rocking chair,
Wondering where you would be if not there
And now you peer down from the skies,
Watching truth and watching lies