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The Goa Diaries: Day 2

Used to waking up at 6 in the morning
Took a pee break, slept once more till the sun was dawning
Finally woke up at 8 to get ready for conference day 2
Realised that a person was already occupying the loo

An hour later the guy does emerge
His excuse: I had a sudden binge watching urge
No time to waste for arguing, we took our turns
To freshen up and get some breakfast buns

Milk, bread, butter, and jam
Two of us still missed some ham
An hour spent eating, and we finally got up
Back to our room, almost ready for the second day setup

We have no idea who got the idea
The next half an hour went on just saying “Oh yeah”
To the thought of skipping the talks today
We weren’t really impressed from yesterday anyway

It was a merry-go-round of convincing arguments
Everyone agreed to each other’s intent
In the end, we never made it out of our room
Though lunch time was approaching and we knew we’d be hungry soon

I insisted on not being hungry and delayed our departure
To have a great lunch at Fisherman’s wharf – perhaps, a seafood platter
When I finally agreed and left the comfort of my sofa
I would have never guessed that I wouldn’t get too far

A call to check on some project work came
It wasn’t really mine, I had to check just the same
And that’s how I spent an unlazy afternoon
Writing queries while the other two ate good food

When they came back it was almost time
For another sunset and once again the whine
From one person to go and enjoy this once
On the beach, a sunset, but again he went for a dump

The sun had set and he then came out
We teased him once again for his regular bout
Sat around and discussed some work
Cracked lame jokes, yet full of mirth

Decided for dinner at a placed called James’s
Ordered some Sangria, fell short of praises
The food was decent, the crowd was nice
One of the us fell in love thrice

Moved on from there to last night’s haunt
This time it was fish, cooked in full but deboned
No one else ate even a piece of it
The fish I finished, fries and rice was split

Strangely enough, our night wasn’t done
Back in our room, we still had so much fun
Our topic that night was probably the weirdest of all
And yet without knowledge did each other we apall

That was the end of the second day
All our energy had been drained away
Finally we decided that we could continue laterAfter all we still had three more days together

Can’t Stop Me

And to know that they’ve tried
To bring me down, so many times
But as simple as it may seem
They … just … can’t stop me

A pang of loneliness, they’ve all left me
I am tired now, the best road seems empty
And still the shining sun, doesn’t seem to have left me
And the rays that it throws is making it all look so pretty

The cries, the shouts
People dancing all around
Cheer you up on your path
Give you a reason for a laugh

Try as they may, to forget me
Things won’t be the same without me
Pull me down, I’ll just try harder, you’ll see
Try as you may, you just can’t stop me

So many things we cling on to
Things that were never ours to be
And now we look for something new
To fill our lives with some more glee

I think it best not to think
To let the present really sink
To make things better from what they are
To really be the shining star

As hard it may be, I am not giving in
I won’t let the sorrow seep into my skin
I am forever destined to be free
And try as they might, the world … can’t stop me