By the river

That day she wore a Kanjivaram Saree
And sat on a rock by the river
The water in the river roared and foamed
running to and forth and up and hither.
She was lost in her thoughts and was staring at it go
Just then a passer-by noticed that,
this woman in a rather strange get up
Had her eyes blank and spirits low.
He chose a rock a little away from that rock and seated himself there
And from a distance decided to sit and stare.
The woman played with her hair and was very restless
When suddenly out of nowhere,
a sparrow came to the river and dipped its beak to take a sip
Then it wetted its feathers and fluttered so to sprinkle water everywhere
The pretty girl saw this all and then saw the bird fly away
Suddenly there was lot of joy on her face.
The stranger surprised, walked to her and asked the reason for the sudden change in emotions
The girl stood up and replied with humbleness and grace-
‘Oh dear friend you ask so I tell,
This sparrow I just saw enjoying itself is quite an extinct animal in the city
This day when I was sad about my own life,
it came along and taught me a nitty grittie
It taught me that you may not be liked by somebody and at some place
And may be even thrown out of life by some,
But far far away or somewhere just near
Look and you’ll find at least one person
who likes you and understands that you too are AWESOME.’

-Stuti

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