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Theme: Caution

Rescue Mission

Being an ever blinkered horse,
How can I now change course?
Life has thrown up a situation,
That is more of an aberration.
 
My patience is tested to its brim,
To sink is better or should I swim,
In unchartered waters quite deep,
And still manage to my sanity keep?
 
I have to take some decisions tough,
Proving I am made of sterner stuff,
To not digress from the path chosen,
Flight of fancy - checked and frozen.
 
My scarf’s fallen on a thorny plant,
Extricate it whether I can or can’t,
Will depend very much on my skill,
Of manoeuvring and abundant will.
 
A momentary lapse, a sudden slip,
Can send lives spinning into a flip.
Firmness of stand, oneness of mind,
Alone can help me to a solution find.
 
Now, that scarf settled on the thorn,
Cannot afford to get pulled and torn.
Let me stay focussed to extricate it,
Slowly, gently, sensibly, bit by bit...

12-Jun-2014

More By  :  Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy

Views: 1412     Comments: 6

Comments on this Poem

Comment Thanks you all for liking this one and your appreciation, Kulbir, Kingshuk and Jaipalji.

Padmaja Iyengar
23-Jun-2014 11:05 AM

Comment Another lovely one............a great message too!

kingshuk
23-Jun-2014 10:40 AM

Comment A well composed and articulated poem, Padmajaji. An skillful depiction of a tangled life with twists & turns yet right approach to salvage it...

jaipal singh
23-Jun-2014 10:04 AM

Comment Padmaja,

You have a talent for laughing at challenges life throws at you,
and knitting a story out of them. A very well-composed verse, like a bubbling brook.

Kulbir
23-Jun-2014 07:44 AM

Comment Thanks Ru!

Padmaja Iyengar
23-Jun-2014 05:54 AM

Comment very well-written..

Rupradha
23-Jun-2014 05:05 AM


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