I am quiet and by some, perhaps cool
Although I don’t need to rule
the space or time,
To prove to some
that I am more than just a mime.
I prefer to watch
what happens around,
too many a notch
above the ground.
Keeping a low key or laying low,
reduces the risk of an ego blow.
Besides, I don’t care much about what others say, as
I am always happy to do things my own way,
Why attract attention – I say - for no proper gain,
Reading in between lines is anyway for the likes of me - the ‘unvain’.
I am not for theatrics, clowning or centre stage,
Don’t push me thus, don’t provoke my rage.
You just go ahead and take all the lime light,
I am happy to stay in the background, choosing my own fight.
You see, I have more important things on my mind:
I need to know who’s the one that’s blind –
Is it me who’s always thought with my own head,
Or is it you – happy to put every discord to bed?
Mainstream or margins, who calls the shots?
Who decides on dos and do-nots?
It’s like the story of the poisoned well,
Except that I’m not drinking,
Why join the mad villagers’ hell?
So, you see, I am quite happy in my skin,
as I really don’t have your urge to win.
My urge is to be happy within
You’ll understand, I am sure, if you are akin.