As you step into the college,my love
I realise you are a lady in your own right
except for the bits of girlie-child-like part in you
hanging around like the fringes on your forehead.
(I am reminded of how I went to college
dreaming over a certain someone)
I hope you do better in man- grabbing as well as life- earning
those vital ingredients for happiness.
Even if you clue into someone,don’t lose your moorings altogether
for there are many other bye lanes to happiness & contentment.
Most importantly make the best of what is yours
own yourself and feel proud of who you are.
Believe firmly in the infinite possibilities of yourself
for always you have been a proud little one
sure-footed,kind and considerate
be the same.
You will meet men & women of all kinds
the smiling villains and the unsmiling ones
the gentle,the kind and the lovelorn ones
watch,make friends,enjoy the ride.
At times,lend a hand,stop to smile,pat a back,be a friend.
The dreams you hold are truly yours,trust them.
Let no man ever belittle you,your dreams, your aspirations
if they do, don’t hesitate to walk away.
I am around as long as I can, if I am not,believe me ,I am still around.
So long, go ahead,reach out, rule the world.