Company by Bharath Upendra

A gray scale aerial shot of an individual walking separate from a huge crowd of people behind
Image Source: Canva Pro

Maybe if I laughed at myself, I’d understand why they all do. 

Maybe, if I hurt myself, I’d feel their pain and maybe, just maybe, if I trust myself, I’d know why no one does. 

With every reflection, I lose trust in mirrors.

With every confession, I exchange truths for lies.

Some say I’m lucky, and others wish me luck; 

A few walk before me and few more after, 

But nobody,


Comes with.


Bharath Upendra considers himself a regular Joe who unapologetically talks about the usual and obvious. Writing to him is like an uninvited guest who still hasn’t left and to whom he’s gotten used to anyway.

You can find more of his writing at Bharath’s Banter where he speaks his mind and writes his heart.

We would love to read your work. Interested? Please READ our SUBMISSION GUIDELINES.



6 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Bharath’s writing is always a revelation, and this piece is no different. When we strive to discover ourselves, we often realize much about the world around us. Questions find answers, doubts transform into awareness, the harsh truths appear a little less bitter. We may walk in a certain direction, but each will walk their path alone, learning and reconciling as the steps take us forward.
    Congratulations Bharath!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Cassa Bassa says:

    We often think we are journeying life alone, there is a lots of truth in that, also, there are other walking a similar path like you said who are before or after.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. haoyando says:

    “With every reflection, I lose trust in mirrors.” That’s soooo true. We don’t really trust mirrors that much, but we can’t help look into the mirrors despite of our misgivings…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. jonicaggiano says:

    A lot of brutal truths to hear here, my friend. Congratulations, and lovely post.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I love the poem Bharath. I’d follow you anywhere.. well almost. ha! 👏

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s