Priya ....Who Priortized Her Priorties

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Gauri Singh
May 23, 2019   •  79 views

For the next 5 minutes of your life you have nothing to worry about in life ,just sit back and read .

There was a friend of mine named Priya. Yeah I know right ! The name is pretty common but the girl wasn’t. Just a shy little fellow who had an amazing voice, but was to be heard rarely. Of course, good things are not easily available. Me being a social soul was almost friends with everyone in my society .....everyone I repeat (even dogs and cats)....but Priya chose her friends to be less but only the ones she can count upon every time, as I said good things are not easily available , it was only me who was her friend ;). .and whenever we used to talk...she always smiled..

She wasn't a very good achiever but believe me ...she was an excellent human being , like the real life Cinderella with birds and animals following he .... whenever we left we used to say toodles...instead of bye ..you know just for fun...she never used play with my TEAM or to be honest just a group of children who were tolerating each other for the sake of the game ....She always wanted to be a singer , but whenever I raised the topic either she changed it or there came some idiot of our team who tried to copy her singing (I really felt like slapping him)....There was one thing she loved and the only thing she owned and had pride on ....it was her ‘Casio’.....we used to duet even if It turned out to be a waste ....my guitar and her Casio ....and of course I used to mess it up but her voice compensated....but she always smiled

Time flew the KIDS became TEENAGERS...
now it was a complete new story of life ....the games changed from hide and seek to truth and dares...the sentences changed from,’ he cheated’ to , ‘he cheated on me’.....and literally footballs , badminton rackets etc. all changed into mobile phones with instagrams, selfies blah blah ...it changed from addition to algebra ....but the one who I really cared about being changed was Priya...

Priya was a complete introvert and I was aware of this fact but I don’t know why , I saw a certain sense of grievance in her face. Her interest in our conversation, her quiet little cute smile it was all lost....surprisingly Priya didn’t even now threw tantrums for not joining parties or get together with the so called team because she wasn’t seen so that we can force her...I was missing how she always smiled...

I went to her home ...oops ...but ...umm...maybe I shouldn’t have ....it wasn’t Rita Aunty (her mom) who served us cold coffee with an even sweeter smile but it was Pranav Uncle (her dad) a really strict personality... Priya was always scared of him but I wasn’t ( why should I be ...duh)...I smiled ...greeted ‘Namstey’ like a typical Indian child and asked him about Priya....he said boldly ‘She is studying and prioritizing her priorities’ I was like alright....And like a shameless kid I shouted so that she could her it ,’BE READY WITH YOUR CYCLE TOMORROW....WILL TAKE YOU ON 5’ ....I smiled and left , shouldn’t have done that ( judging uncle’s expression) but who cares...she didn’t came for a week again

luckily it was AUNTY the one day ....I called her ...she came ...we went cycling...

OH my god it still bugs me ....she wasn’t the same ....she wasn’t my SHY ROCKSTAR ( I called her that)....

i asked her what’s the matter..but as usual she gave a smile maybe fake this time with nothing as a reply...it was just 30 minutes when she decided to leave and said..’BYE GAURI....Gotta study I have my boards’ I was missing the toodles this time .....I missed how she always smiled

Anxiety attacks ....panic ....what not was going on... of course , it was the result day...fingers crossed....hands joined ...all were behaving as timid beings....

the result has been declared many parents disappointed many distributing sweets ....my parents were satisfied was so was I ...we were just discussing the subjects and stuff....when we hear the sound of a breek scream....and a breaking news highlighted on the screen...

A CLASS 10th STUDENT PRIYA KULRATAN COMMITTED SUICIDE AFTER ACHIEVING 89 % IN HER BOARD EXAMS

I couldn’t help myself ...I rushed to her house which was already quite crowded...and there she was ...not actually there anymore....she chose to hang herself under the peer pressure ....the short heighted SHY ROCKSTAR climbed up the Casio to reach the ceiling ....she stepped over her dreams and couldn’t achieve them.....I saw her for the last time ...the girl who always smiled wasn’t smiling anymore ....

I wish I could talk to her more
I wish I asked her more
I wish she could live more....

I wish i could save her ....And be my shy rockstar....

I wish she actually could live on her dreams....
And actually PRIORITIZE HER PRIORITIES......

~Gauri Singh

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Profile of R.Manoj Aiyer
R.Manoj Aiyer  •  2y  •  Reply
hats off to you
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Gauri Singh  •  2y  •  Reply
thank you so much.....
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R.Manoj Aiyer  •  2y  •  Reply
Really good one