At crossroads
There is no menu
You are often served a blast from the past
Or a question from the future

At crossroads
There is no helping hand
To guide you to the light
To make you strong for the fight

At crossroads
You stand alone
As past rewinds n future turns hazy
Do you stop your nerve cells from being lazy?

At crossroads
You take the leap
That one step seals a deal
That one slap breaks the dream to real

At crossroads
You are taught lessons that make u re-wise
And questions from every book u ever read
Every thing you ever said

At crossroads
There is just you
Just you guiding yourself
And nothing else matters

At crossroads
You grow up, you turn brain dead
Often mistake ideas you are fed
Into nothingness

At crossroads
Standing at crossroads
Hit by a car
Not yet arrived

At crossroads
Lights turn blue
And people turn green
How do you ignore everything

And take the leap????

Suchi Gaur

Suchi Gaur works with issues at the intersection of gender, health and technology at the grassroots level. She has researched the design and evaluation of communication tools for community communications, and the role of participation in bringing behavioural change towards women in society. Her passion for poetry dates back to school days where she recorded the events as mundane as school assembly, to as international as the 9/11 attack through poems. Writing in both English and Hindi, her poems reflect events that are lost in the empty spaces of night., She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to research the role of community communications at New York University in 2012-13 as part of her PhD program at Delhi University. A poet who lives on communication, she pens down her struggles of expression through words woven together.

Last updated February 25, 2015