Friday, June 28, 2013

It's Time To Get Back

There was a time,
When I loved to play,
Come rain come shine,
Come exams, come whatever,
I was out there with my friends,
Running around wild

There was a time (in college)
Not selected to dance,
I asked to be included,
Mind you not selected,
Made it through and I enjoyed it
Now it is a blur, marred by time

There was a time,
I wanted to study,
Ha ha you caught me,
I was just playin',
But I thank my parents,
They made me stand on my own two feet,
And my sisters dear,
Guided me through my years,
God bless them all,
My guardian angels

Then came the time,
I got married,
To the most wonderful wife,
And along came our twin boys,
Two bundles of abundant joy,
I am blessed and thankful for my life

Somehow with time,
I was burdened,
Cholesterol, Inertia, Recession and all,
Lots of fears weighing me down,
Day in, day out,
Marking my time,
Alive but living, methinks not all.

It's time to get back,
Time to run and play 
Sing and dance,
Walk in the rain,
Or chill in bed, reading a book,
Fear is but a thought, cant let it hold me still,
Sleep is lovely, but so is life
Come one, come all,
Call everyone else

It's time to get back,
Time to run and play

Monday, February 25, 2013

Doors We Open

I feel like I open the first door of the day when I wake up. Mostly its slow and creaking and reluctant but sometimes it is a jolt. The latter is preferable especially if it is after about 7 hours of sleep.
The title of this post is more to do with long term 'doors'. Some doors should never be opened. Smoking, drinking, other stuff that comes lower in the sleaze list than the afore mentioned - one should never even walk  through them. So many people get trapped because before you know it, forget opening the door, you don't even know how to look for it. Else the situation is reversed. You may be looking at it inside out. You are on the other side, you walk back in, only to find that your are craving to be outside. Scary!!!
Lets look at some of the 'good ' doors - exercising, gymming, getting to work on time, sleeping early and also getting up early, eating low fat low cholesterol food. Day in, day out you may have to 'put fight' to do these things. Your body is ageing, your kids are crying, how long can you stay inside? Suddenly you are not inside the doors you want to be in and you cant get back inside where you know you should be. Suddenly it is a scramble, sometimes a puzzle, sometimes a long structured solution which unravels faster than a thingamajig... Crazy!!!
There is hope. Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety - William Shakespeare. Remember that life is short. Give thanks for the family you have (if it is worth thanks). Enjoy the food you eat and the drinks you drink. Take the holidays you can, especially the ones planned by others. If you haven't closed this blog yet, do it now, hug some one close by, go for a jog, get some sleep or call your parents. Just GO :)