I wrote this in London last year; I post this as a New Year Resolution!
Spruce Up Your LifeLeonardo da Vinci has said somewhere; we must distance our selves from the picture in order to see it better. Away from home and work, on my holiday, I got a chance to distance myself from life and look at myself from without… (One day I got up early and in the quite of the morn found my self reflecting on my life…)
Spruce Up Your Life
Being these days on a Holiday,
Though not well earned, I must say,
I got myself some time to reflect,
To think about my life and introspect:
Where am I going, and what is at stake?
Where my future and what is is my fate,
Are these good- my lethargic ways?
Taking things easy isn’t the best of ways…
I have been too easy, too laid-back of late,
This won’t go far, and is not good for my age.
I must work hard and be quick and smart:
Spruce up my work place, and warm home and hearth,
Get more organized and be on time,
Be more meticulous in my grind.
Not to get carried away too much
Keep an eye on the clock as such.
Be more attentive to those around you
Don’t let any resentment brew,
Between your friends and family and you,
Between your employees and those dependent on you…
Get up early and go for a walk,
Keep yourself fit and be like a stalk,
Slim and erect like a reed,
Yet, ready to bend with strong breeze.
Be firm in resolve, and flexible in habit,
Be reflective, but practical in thought,
Don’t deviate too much from your goal,
Yet, don’t be rigid, stop, smell a rose…
Don’t do things in fits and starts,
Keep an even pace all along, from the start.
Be, more worldly wise, yet not too mundane,
Don’t look at money with disdain-
A necessary evil, but not profane,
Keep it going, but from excess refrain…
Life like a spiral keeps coming around,
On day it is up, the other day down…
Learn to take things in your stride,
Be brave and philosophic, but from realities don’t hide…
Author: Zoya Zaidi
Aligarh (UP), India
Copyrightę: Zoya Zaidi
Poetry by Zoya Zaidi
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Written on 2008-01-01 at 18:47
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