Oops!

We did it again!

Navya Gupta
Catharsis
1 min readOct 25, 2023

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Oops! We did it again!
No matter what we say
We still do it
every second of every day…

Oops! We did it again!
When we woke up
and looked at the mirror
unbiased reflection
far from perfection

Oops! We did it again!
While going to work
Paused… defied it
Alas! At last, we gave in!

Oops! We did it again!
When we got the love
We deserved
We didn’t reciprocate at first
Because we couldn’t stop
Doing it
Again and again
And again!

All these years of deep-rooted beliefs
About ourselves and the world
Shadows of (un)forgotten mistakes
Made us do it
Till we couldn’t stop doing it anymore…
Till we didn’t know any other way

It comes in the
Shape of the ghost of your past
And the size of a molehill
- Self-doubt —
But it carries the
Weight of the mountains
It’s invisible, yet so formidable…

Today, let’s look into its eyes
And stop giving ourselves away
Let’s give ourselves another chance
How much ever it takes
To be able to believe and
Have faith — something that
We’ll be glad to do again!

©2023 Navya Gupta. All rights reserved.

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Navya Gupta
Catharsis

I am a 100-year-old soul stuck in the body of a 20-something… Connect with me on Instagram - unwor_d