Breathe and Survive.

Pic location- Chota Kailash ( Uttarakhand, India)

I never thought that I will ever share this song because “Breathe and Survive” projects my fears and as you all know it’s better to keep your fears hidden and wear the mask of bravery and strength but the reality is everyone is scared of something or the other. Well I am scared of never being heard I am scared of becoming invisible but the only thing I can do is fight my fear and try to let everything I have breathe and survive. Maybe the things that I will do will never be remarkable in the eyes of others but in the end what matters is the efforts that I put in and if at all I value the things that I do.

Hope you will like this poem.


Crushed under my feet,

were my songs,

scribbled on brittle leaves.


Fear breeds in my mind and,

burn my dream’s feathers,

every time it tries to fly.


Alas! my broken glass castle and my own bloody fingers.


I write my songs on paper boats,

and when it rains,

I watch them crumple and fall,

They die and rot,

but still I fight,

to let them breathe and survive.


Tear drops on my diary,

fades the ink,

and leaves behind the spot of but and if.


My heart asunder when snow falls,

and buries my dream,

six feet under the ground.


Alas! my broken guitar’s string and my own bloody fingers.


I write my songs on paper boats,

and when it rains,

I watch them crumple and fall.

They die and rot,

but still I fight,

to let them breathe and survive.


Afraid to fall and let go I cling to cliff,

and whine with the husky wind,

but I know it’s better to let go,

so I let myself fall,

inside the bottomless hole.

Who knows I might fly,

or hit the ground and die,

all I could do is try and try.


I wear my rusted armor,

and hold my cracked sword.

I fight for my songs,

for them to breathe and survive.

All I could do is try and try.


~Mayuri Srivastava~

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