Saturday, October 21, 2017

Courage Over Comfort

He turned the key and opened his door

Darkness and loneliness were awaiting him

It was not like this before some time

So many souls used to clue their eyes to the door

For him to appear after a day’s work

But now everything changed

He closed the door and let out a sigh

Neither sad nor sorry for anything

But just pride beaming in his eyes

He went inside his darkroom

Like a butterfly that breaks its cocoon

And flies out to freedom, he emerges out

In a red saree with bold lips and smoky eyes

And dangle earrings and gajra on her mane

Choosing courage over comfort

I’m participating in the Write Tribe Problogger October 2017 Blogging Challenge through October. #WriteBravely

Today’s Prompt – “You can choose courage, or you can choose comfort, but you cannot choose both.

Adding this to #FridayReflections too


  1. wow the lines are in one great flow. Well done... I'm trying to tweet but cant find the handle :(

    1. Thank you so much. :)
      Unfortunately my twitter is playing hide n seek. Seeking ways to tame it.

  2. Yes. I'm sure many would frown on him for that. And it definitely would take courage to come out! Good on him. Lovely take. You made his discomfort palpable in your verse.

  3. Awesome lines. Courage is indeed special. Loved reading this!

  4. WOW! Just wow! I do not find words beautiful enough to praise beauty of these lines!
    It filled by heart with warmth and left me with moist eyes!

    1. Thank you so much Keerthi. You made my day! :)

  5. What a fabulous take on the prompt! I wish we all could have this much courage to live our life, our way.

  6. That would certainly have taken a lot of courage, but she's finally living the life she wants

  7. This is indeed a true example of courage. Beautifully penned Sheethal.

  8. wow! I wish everyone could re-write their stories with such courage! <3