Broken Path, Chosen Path

Broken Path, Chosen Path.
By Dr Swati A Gadgil
I chose a path
to tread on it
lined by trees
and gravel on it…
though muddy it was
a natural trail
No fear at all
protected I felt….
distant from settlements
far in the jungle
no one to obstruct
nothing to entangle…..
but then came a turn
a tree decided to burn
its roots and uproot
falling across my run…..
my fate was crossed
my pace was slashed
huge trunk lying
flat and dead……
I won’t budge
I won’t judge
but destiny on my side
I hold no grudge…..
the trunk just split
now two logs huge
no tears no sobs
no emotional deluge….
I was destined to walk
fate after all!
rise and fall,
just take it all….
© Dr Swati A Gadgil, All Rights Reserved.

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About Dr Swati A Gadgil

Anaesthesiologist , practising since last 30 yrs in Mumbai and medico legal advisor. Counsellor for Children at Puberty , Parenting , Stress Management , Motivation and Peace MBBS DA LLM Postgraduate in Human Rights Postgraduate in Hospital management Founder President of NGO, Dombivli Women's Welfare Society and it's youth wing NayaSavera Published three books of poetry Columnist and writes on various topics like Stress Management Appointed by Times of India as Consultant for their NIE Newspaper In Education Program Recognised by Medical associations and Rotary Speaker and panelists on Tele media, print media and National and International conferences Taekwondo Red Belt

10 thoughts on “Broken Path, Chosen Path

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    I’m not quite sure that the unsuspecting general reader casting a cursory glance at this will be inclined to appreciate the idiosyncratic grammatical contortions such as :-
    though muddy it was
    and not laid well
    but protected I felt

  2. Amita Paul

    “ But destiny on my side
    I hold no grudge “
    Admirable thought , but isn’t there a preposition missing there , somewhere ?

  3. Amita Paul

    “ No tears any bit
    No emotional deluge “

    How does “ any bit “ fit grammatically with “ no tears “ , or even with “ no emotional deluge “ ?

    The idea is more than clear with “ no tears “ ,in fact . That in itself is enough to convey the meaning without any repetition or attempt at embellishment .

    Poetic licence can certainly be used but it is best used sparingly .


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