No One Was Bothered About What I Wanted

Time and again I was told what I have to do,
No one was bothered about what I wanted.
Time and again, I tried to speak,
No one was bothered about what I wanted.

Every day, I wake up,
And tell myself to study well, because,
I have to be a doctor someday,
Not an actor.
Because no one was bothered about what I wanted.

I found myself lost in the rat-race,
No one asked me to be original.
I found myself lying straight at your face,
Because I wanted to you to happy with me.
But no one was bothered about what I wanted.

I am dead now, you can’t bring me back
Because you killed my dreams,
I smile all the time, then cry myself to sleep.
All this time when you were thinking that you are nurturing a warrior,
When, in fact , the warrior was afraid to sleep alone in a room.
You wanted me to be perfect,
You wanted that I should never make a mistake.
But you forgot, all along, that I am human,
But then again,
No one was bothered about what I wanted.
-Abhilasha Dey