Do I need a LABEL?

Why I need a LABEL
Am I so incapable?
Does certificates of mine
Define me better, than I?

Everybody wants me to score
Each time unsatisfied, quest for more
Can’t I live without that LABEL
That I’m useful even without that paper.

My teachers, my friends
My parents, and even myself
They ask me all to perform
Is that all my life is meant for, for all?

I’m under pressure to get good marks
Even I’m trying very hard
But that one question again comes to my mind
Am I running for a ‘really’ better life?

Can’t we live in a world of peace
Without any struggle, in the world of fantasies
Even in my dreams, people come and shout
‘You Lazy Boy, Stop writing, and go to work ‘now’’.

I do need a LABEL- to live in actual world of ‘chaos’
To sustain and survive, don’t know how?
We’ve to work on set standards
Maybe, just to become compatible.

-Munyatam Bhardwaj
(Montfort School)

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