Out of choice

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


Sitting at my desk, sometimes I am lost in reverie

As to where in the world would I be

If I had taken the other road, the one

Less traveled by, less trampled upon

Conventional choices I think I have made

Within narrow confines I have stayed

For the most part, would life have been different

If I had been more willing to experiment?

Broader vistas would I have explored?

Is it possible I would never find myself bored

The way I am now, if I had made a choice

To go against the flow, to develop a new voice?

Then I remind myself of the choices I’ve made-

I left my motherland, I could have stayed

My chosen career, my cherished profession

Could have been different- it was my decision

In its entirety, never was I coerced

I knew what it entailed, I was well-versed

I am not the most adventurous, yet I

Have made some unconventional choices, that’s why

Sometimes I find myself all alone, I confess

Maybe that’s why over my choices I obsess..

At the end of the day I am defined

By the choices I have made, whether my mind

Was the one leading me, or my heart

My choices have become of me an integral part..

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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