To be or Not To Be

Next in line

Given the choice, would you rather be heir to the throne, or the (probably) off-the-hook sibling?

 Being Queen Bee sure sounds nice,

 The adulation, the perks – all in a trice,

 They do to one’s life, add sugar n spice. 

But being a greatly loved  lil’ princess 

Is that, any day, any more or any less?

Food for thought, I dare confess.

Does one’s merit, chance of birth decide?

Do you have to have the throne on your side?

To be who you are, to be known far n wide?

To thine own self be true, says the dear Bard,

In today’s world,isn’t doing that a wee bit hard?

So many songs to sing, so many lives to lead.

May I have  no choice to make, no less traveled road to take,

May no friend ever forsake, may I leave happiness in my wake,

May no thoughts keep me awake, may no love of mine ever be fake.

That’s how I would like it to be,

I am me and that’s all I want to be,

Queen or Princess, let me be me.  

i am me

6 thoughts on “To be or Not To Be

  1. sujanvi September 10, 2014 / 9:55 am

    Good rhythm and flow of thoughts …. Certainly food for thought…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. rajivkrishnan57 September 11, 2014 / 7:49 am

    Wonderful!! So well said. All of us want you to be yourself. We want no queen or princess with power or pelf.

    Liked by 1 person

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