4 hours ago
"Aawwkkwaaardd !" Dear Awkward,
You little devil, somewhere hidden
But sure to show up when I don’t need you the most.
Out in a party that evening
I was all decked up with my confidence soaring high
Just like a person high after 5 shots down.
I did not forget to put my best smile too…
But one step into the crowd, and I saw you…
Standing there, prowling just like a lion
Ready to tear away my morale
Which you of course did after 5 seconds of stare-down.
“Is my jeans out of the dress code ?”
“Is my hair out of place “Are my curves too loud ?”
“Are people staring at me ?”
Such are question you whisper in my ears in first person.
I try to fit in with the rhythm of the crowd
But in my efforts, you disturb the chords and notes so bad
Probably I end up annoying everybody and isolating myself even more.
Dancing is something I love
but that one time when I walked towards the stage to dance
I tripped on a wire of the podium
and instead of self-belief to my rescue
you were dancing in front of my eyes !
There I was,
picking up shards of my faith,
Broken by embarrassment.
Then there was this time
Teenage years to be exact… where all of us were introduced to terms like “crush”…
And after lot a of self-criticism
I realised I did crush on a boy in my neighbourhood.
Exchanging notes, or clearing doubts over homework,
I always tried to make myself visible.
Small talks, or just smiles,
Somehow the interaction went on.
Now, A girl, being girl, can’t keep her secrets for too long,
Because the secrets upset her stomach.
So when my stomach started growling with tension,
I vomited my tiny, little secret to a friend.
After a few days….
I see my crush walking hand in hand with my friend,
And changing directions when they see me coming their way.
Little did I know that you would befriend them
And unfriend us ….
You along with your cousins Embarrassment and Weirdness
Always find situation to ruin my day.
But hold on buddy,
I have come to terms with you on my own.
While you be on your endeavours of making things for me tricky …
I will find tricks to stay unabashed.
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