I think, therefore I write

Sophie’s choice

Copyright: Kelly Sands

The stormy clouds reflect my mind
What do I do, whom do I choose?
My parents or my love?

Cruel fate tells me to pick one
Between my two eyes, How?
How can anyone do that?

Can’t they see, can’t they feel?
That I’ll be happy this way,
They gave me life, they should know this

He knows me more than myself
He should get that I can’t abandon my parents
They need me more than I need them

Suffocated is how I feel when both press me
What would be my decision?
What do I do, whom do I choose?

This write-up is for the picture prompt @ Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Until later 🙂


  1. Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

    Dear Kerithana,

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers. That would be a tough choice to make. Nice one.



    • Keirthana

      Thanks Rochelle!

  2. camgal

    Lovely poem that hits closer to home than I’d wish lol. Also “what would be my decision” second to the last line 🙂 it happens. Well done though

    • Keirthana

      Thanks! Corrected the typo.

  3. Confused Soul

    A very difficult choice and one that probably many Sophie’s of this world are faced with. Let’s hope she gets a rational answer and puts an end to the dilemma 🙂

    • Keirthana

      True, it is harsh of life that many have to face this.

  4. Soumya

    Oh this would be really tough. I’m so glad I never had to face anything like this.

    • Keirthana

      Good for you! I had to for a short period of time and that’s what prompted me.

  5. Alicia

    Great take on the prompt… Welcome

    • Keirthana

      Thanks and Welcome!

  6. Lily Leung

    I wouldn’t want to be there – between a rock and a hard place.


    • Keirthana

      Yeah, none would! Welcome here 🙂

  7. Rupasi

    Oh! I hope no one goes through this choice :-/

  8. Ankita

    nice poem describing the dilemna

    • Keirthana

      Thank you! And welcome here 🙂

  9. Uma

    Indeed a tough choice and not an enviable position for anybody!
    Good job with the prompt, Keirthana!

  10. P.S. Josh

    Kerithana, It’s a shame she needs to make a decision like that. She should talk to her parents. They will never have grandchildren unless she can marry. Well written. 🙂 —Susan

    • Keirthana

      Thanks Josh, what I intended was often people in love are pushed to a place where their parents don’t approve of their love. Therein comes the dilemma until one or the other get convinced in someway.

  11. Ajay Kontham

    I guess everyone would have have to come across that stage at some point or the other. But it should not come down to making a choice between two. Even if it does, it shouldn’t feel like you are making a choice. (Okay, I have no idea what I just said. Guess, I need to brush my words a little bit.) -_-

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    Thanks for your time. 🙂
    Take Care.

    • Keirthana

      True, for some time I was in that situation and at another point my hubby was there. So I wondered if everyone faces this dilemma one time or other, irrespective of how they come out of it. Also, there is another take for this – people who are homosexual often end up being in this dilemma more. Whatever the perspective is, love is always same. So it shouldn’t be like this, like making a choice between your roots and the rest of your life.

      Whoa! That’s a surprise! Thank you, I will go over and check it out 🙂

  12. Aathira

    What a dilemma to make. In the end, I hope she makes the one decision that she won’t regret for the rest of her life.

  13. Keirthana

    Not a good place to be in, isn’t it? I hope so too and it might also be a he 😉

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