A Quest on Overdrive … :)

An eccentric rambler on life's lessons and mercies, found and lost… :)



Flounce your tutu
My Child
Of Self confidence
Perched on the toes
Of the Faith in yourself!

I watch you
Dear One,
Sure that you
Can do it!

I urge you silently
Shed that fear…
And do the pointe…
Step up on your toes


Ah yes! Let your
Hands lift, so gently,
Curve upwards.

And I hold my breath…
The first step-
Swaying, dipping,
A flourish…

And then,

You give me the magic
In that leap-
And the pirouette
Spinning, and spinning…



Then you curtsy.
Your smile,
in wonder,
When you look at me

Says it All!!

And all I want to say is-
I told you so!

Usha, December 11, 2007

Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

6 thoughts on “Pirouette

  1. Its simply wonderful………thnk u for teachin me to dance……..


  2. Shyam, this one is all yours. So it should be my “thank you” to you:)


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  4. Oh Usha this says it so beautifully. The waiting with the surety that it can be done, for that first pirouette and the feeling of ‘There I knew it’! 🙂 You describes each step towards the finale with finesse. Love this one.


    • Thank you Shail :). It is a personal favourite too. Shyam Shanker was training with me, for an Inter School Competition, and he was hesitant about what would happen… that he might be able to give it his all, because of his entrance coaching and all. Took a bit of time to convince him. But he did an awesome job 🙂 So this write…
      Was in a staff meeting, and this kind of came to mind, and I scrawled it in my school diary, of all the places :D! I rather love it myself. 🙂


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