Should I Be Serious? by Ayushi Mehrotra

Does being serious mean that you're forever bound by rules?

Should I Be Serious?

Should I be just what I am?

Should I pretend to be dumb?

Should I believe in the future?

Should I chase my dreams?


I can’t help it; I’m bound by chains of rules,

But yes, I can run away.

My soul can dive in to the ocean of knowledge,

My soul can explore the universe.


But I can’t do it myself,

I can’t, I’m bound, remember?

So I’d just sit and do what the world tells me for now,

But I’m sure that I’ll fulfill my dreams sooner,

And when time comes, I’d be called a star,

A star worth the heights of unknown knowledge and name,

But for now, I just sit mocking time,

Dreaming of the avid future,

Remembering the past.

Though I can’t change the fact that I’m a ‘perpetual dreamer nobody,’

And I shall always remain this way.

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