A fear to change!

With my birthday on the cards, I’ve been thinking of something to change this year. I’ve had resolutions put in place, some of which are going well, and some, not so well. This year, as in the one starting from my birthday, one of my goals is to get a story of mine published. My friends have been pretty encouraging on that front since quite a while now. Thinking on that, I thought why not change my pen-name to something different. My old readers (hoping some of them still do read me) would be smiling reading this, because I’ve tried once before to change my pen-name, or blog-name only to revert back after a while. Hopefully this time it’ll stick, because I’m not completely changing it either. I’ve also asked a couple of friends to keep me from panicking, and returning to just “Leo”. Anyways, enough of my blabber. The first post (after this one) in the new “era” is a guest post from my friend Jaibala Rao. That’s coming up tomorrow. Till then, leaving you with a poem.
— Vinay Leo R.


sometimes I am,
afraid of change;
to leave a path,
feels very strange.

but I must now,
stray away today;
from this path,
that I’ve taken
to have my say.

I have before,
then looked back,
and returned;
but I try again,
to keep this path,
that I’ve turned.

a bit afraid,
but I can’t help
think of before;
though I wait,
more eagerly for
what lies in store.

(17th August 2014)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

20 thoughts on “A fear to change!”

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you dearest Dearo 🙂
    Accept changes and let come changes but please never change yourself 🙂

    Best wishes….looking forward to see your book published.

  2. This is change for the better Leo. And I hope you stick with it and move forward. As you turn a year older I wish, hope n pray that you find all that your heart yearns for 🙂

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