Saturday, August 21, 2010

Indulge at Own Discretion

Instead of a Lunch Break, I Took a Poetry Break This Afternoon...

by Shradha Agarwal on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 3:37pm
Disclaimer: Indulge at your own discretion
I know the stops I want to make,
the sights I want to see,
the places I want to mark,
the people I want to have smile,
the journey itself is never-ending,
with no destination in mind.

Why won't Google create an app
that can map out my life
I want to take the most efficient path there
and waste no precious (limited) time.

education, opportunity and security,
i want people to be hardworking, fair and kind,
we don't live to see, to feel, to learn alone, but rather,
to leave something meaningful and permanent behind
in a world where the only constant is change,
the competition should be to contribute, not to collect the most dimes.

the universe lives for us, and we for its people,
give as much as you take, the balance should not slide,
believe in something bigger that yourself
and find the hope, faith, and love to fight.

take on something ambitious,
have a long sight,
with passion and perseverance,
the resources you will find.

but the journey itself is a roller-coaster,
so keep your senses aware, hold on tight,
take in every moment and experience,
of this wonderful ride.

Some Poetic Seasoning Added

Listening to Norah Jones at work makes me write poetry, not proposals...

August 2nd, 2010:

Dreaming of a lazy rainy day,
Sitting by the window,
With a book in one hand,
And a cup of hot cocoa..

While I dream and make plans,
Life is racing by too fast,
Such beautiful moments and experiences,
But how I do capture and make them last..

I'm so used to being in the driver's seat of life,
Never having regretted a decision to stop, go or make a turn,
But now I'm reviewing one quarter of a century gone by,
And taking a passenger seat to life, feeling my energy burned..

Has anyone figured out the answer yet,
To what the right balance in life might be,
Of keeping on moving forward and achieve,
But also pause to hear, see and feel..

If and when we do take a break, how do we tell,
The essential moments in life to absorb and devour,
From the 'fun/distractions' we've been brought up to believe,
That stray us from our goals each hour..

I've been hard-wired to believe that today's sacrifice,
Will be tomorrow's gain for something bigger and better,
But today is yesterday's tomorrow and do I now deserve,
Is my present yesterday's debtor?