The Next Step
Updated: Apr 6
By Rahul Kedia
Contributory Author for Spark Igniting Minds
Standing on a mountain, I look way down below
Nothing but emptiness.
A low dark fall, a plunge into nothingness
How did I get on top of this place? Who brought me here?
I stand, hands outstretched, a bird ready to fly
I raise one foot off the ground....
Fly away into the wide blue clouded checkered skies ahead
Into the vastness of the starry universe
Go - jump, take the plunge, let go of the handrail.
Make a move, take the other step; the next step.
Forward - to higher ground.
Why do I hesitate to let go?
Go, do it now, it's now or never
I fear the fall - the daunting depths of darkness
The crash, the hurt, the pain.
Of the dizzying heights, which might hurt
If I fly too high
Oh save me;
I take a deep breath, one step forward and
Off I go
I flutter my wings and open my scared eyes
I'm away, yes I am away
My heart leaps in joy, my body fills with
The clean air of satisfaction
Of contentment, of letting go.
I am flying; yes I am
Ah freedom, freedom, where have you been,
About the Author
Rahul Kedia, has 10 + years of experience in HR and has worked with MNCs like Wipro, HSBC, WNS, Microland in the past.
He enjoys writing and have been writing ever since he was in school. He has won a few competition at school and college level.