A government job, in armed forces
May be a dream of many
But it was not my cup of tea
I was paid for doing nothing
Always thinking of how do I flee.
I never loved waking up at six
This always made me feel like a sick
Though tough schedule was helping me to stay fit
I still remember the struggle we used to do
For just glimpse of a chick.
Running, exercise, PT and Parade
We were being made ready for country's aid
For Ground training instructor
We were just a prey
We remain united and together we stayed.
Recalling those group punishments
Due to secrets we kept
Punishment for individual, we knew it was hell
Waking up overnight for written exam
Passing barely was reason for celebration bell.
The days were passing, months went by
I missed my home, there were times, I cried
Sometimes I felt like saying good bye
But my mind always stopped me
With an excuse that time would pass by.
Those were days, when I felt suffocated
I was doing what I never wanted to
Though life seemed to be very easy
Along with like minded friends
Sometimes, it was very awkward too.
I made few plans to run from campus
Sometimes my friends convinced me
And one day it was my mentor..
He preached me, telling me
That from distance, drums sound better
I should rise above my fear
It was just a temporary face, the goal approaching closer
There was magic in his voice
When he asked me to do what I always feared
With those words I started shifting my gears
I still remember when I held trophy on the passing day
There was a new hope inside me
I must give him credit for making me a well shaped pot
from directionless clay!!
PS: Those from armed forces (soldier and their families) would be able to relate each line I quoted in this poem. I respect soldiers and their families for the hardship they have to bear in order to protect this country.
PPS: This post is written to support Rise Above Fear initiative by Mountain Dew, hosted on Indiblogger. Here's the action packed video: