Today you woke up
Perfectly ready to conquer the world
Be the best version of yourself and to shine unparalleled.
But as the moments trickle away
You decide to be mediocre instead.
For today is such an ordinary day
People keeping their heads down, going their way.
The breakfast is the same as always
The coffee is just regular
The commute to your 9 to 5 is exasperating, as usual.
The different faces you see each day,
Are still the same, sheeps with their heads down, going one way.
How supremely better am I than this kind
Wonders your potentially exquisite mind.
The world doesn’t feel ready
To witness your potential today.
So you work ordinarily
No less no more than the day before.
You make small talk with your coworker
You wanted to the conversation to sparkle some more
However why waste your knowledge and skills on this ordinary being?
So you indulge in those meaningless moments fleeting.
You go about the day, like the sand on the beach
Pushed around by waves, back and forth
Without any sense of self worth.
You write a poem, a simple ordinary verse
Avoiding depth of thought and talking superficially about the universe.
For the exemplary work of art you can create in a moment
Isn’t ready to be shown yet to these masses, who can’t comment.
It will go unnoticed, unadmired
For their little minds can’t appreciate your genius if they tried.
So you live in mediocrity, ignorant and at bliss
For today too, a day has gone by
And the opportunity is missed.
But you know today wasn’t the day to be better and to live upto your capacity.
So today, again, you settle in your perpetual mediocrity.
(C) Sneha Pathak