Rewinding Life



What should I rewind?

My untold miserable state of mind?

Or that sudden surge of love blind?

My scandalous freefall from the palace of illusions?

Or my rapid, existential practical solutions?

My tethered, unspoken, immolated self?

Or my coming of age with my loved ones’ help?

Those ceaseless moments of undiluted pain?

Or my unabashed dance at the music of rain?

My beaten, battered state, at the face of adversity?

Or my soulful search for balance and sanity?

Those punishing moments when it really did hurt?

Or those cherished moments when I was spoiled rotten with love?

Those dilly-dallying, nerve-wrecking phases of indecision?

Or my walking the long road of life to comprehend realism?


As I look back at my life with some regret, and some hope,

I get a bird’s eye-view of my life’s broad spectrum bioscope.

Here the bigger picture is scripted with my inaction, action, pains and gain,

So, if I have to rewind, I guess ,

I have to give equal weightage to all of them.


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Written by Indrani Chowdhury

Indrani Chowdhury was born and raised in the north-east city of India, at Guwahati in Assam. She did her post graduation in English literature and had worked as a teacher for some years. Her friends describes her as a simple, hard working girl. She is settled at Bangalore after her marriage and is a mother of a one and a half years old.The world of books have always intrigued her and she has a knack for writing. Besides this, she likes travelling, cooking for her family and friends and meeting interesting people.

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