The occupied.

I will survive.


So, you may not be around to watch,
or cheer, or boo.
Doesn’t matter. It never did.
I have learnt to say it that way.


I’ve killed my bills.
Learnt a lot to stand on my own.
Didn’t need you to teach me
balanced scorecard.
Learnt it on my own.
Didn’t need you around
to learn to make scrambled eggs.
And, you should know this:
I make them with cheese too.
And they taste as well as yours.
Any day.


And, I don’t tell you my troubles anymore.
Not that I don’t have my share,
just that they are mine.
And will always be mine.
And I did all this,
without leaning on anyone.
Without an iota of support,
or sympathy, for that matter.
And lest you forget, remember this.

The occupied have no time for tears!!



About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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