In times of despair
When darkness clouds my mind
Filling it with hopeless fear
A flicker of light I find
In moments of solitude
When bitterness overwhelms my heart
Enslaving my grit and fortitude
A prayer I say makes my loneliness depart
In times of fame and success galore
When my heart swells with pride
Yet my greedy self yearns for more
‘Stop’ says a voice somewhere deep inside
In times of love and happiness
when my haughty mind begins to ignore
my beautiful friends and loved ones
A nightmare reminds me of the solitude before
You have been in my journey
You have seen me through
You have guided me sternly
Yet I never saw you !
You were the light that I saw
You were the prayer that I said
You were the voice shouting no
You were the nightmare in my bed
You led me to my today
You lead me to my tomorrow
You cleared the thorns in my way
You remove me from sorrow
Poetry challenge: Trinet poem.
The Trinet, created by zion, is a form with these specifications:
Line 1 – 2 words
Line 2 – 2 words
Line 3 – 6 words
Line 4 – 6 words
Line 5 – 2 words
Line 6 – 2 words
Line 7 – 2 words
Repeat this pattern 2 more times, if centered correctly it looks like three crosses
Here is my effort at a trinet , hope you like it :
A new life
The first signs of new life
Smiles of happiness in the room
A mind oblivious to evils around
The true meaning of unconditional love
A test of patience and endurance
The reward of a toothless babble
There are these days when one feels utterly useless …days when one feels enervated ; when the mundane things in life fail to impress and the drudgery of a monotonous life , comes to hit you …When even the most interesting of things seems ho hum and insipid and one longs for a break in the routine…a fresh lease of life …..
It is in times like these one wishes to do the vanishing act , to escape to an exotic island in some far corner of the world or enjoy a relaxing holiday in a quaint European town. (I have this obsession with European countryside , nurtured by the fairy and adventure tales I read as a child and further facilitated by my own trips to some of these beautiful places …. )
But what does one do when none of these options are viable ? To me the solution is clear – ‘Retail therapy’.
Shopping or ‘retail therapy’ as it is aptly referred to as , is indeed a stress buster , drawing your attention away from the some oppressing realities of life , however only temporarily , and letting you drown yourself , albeit happily , in a sea of clothes , shoes and accessories !
I am not an advocate of wasteful spending and neither would I advise the same to anyone …But , then some small indulgences , here and there , just to lighten one’s mood , is not a crime either . After all , we have but one life and if an extra pair of shoes can make you forget your worries and be cheerful for a while , I think it is worth every penny you spend..
There is one really irritating thing about an uneventful life , which is the fact that , at exactly the same time when you feel your life is such a drab , you will notice the lives of all those around you to be exceptionally exciting and eventful…….. And this in turn will make you hate your life even more !
Whenever I get engulfed by such an inactive and lackluster life , I treat myself to some shopping … So a few days back I got myself a pair of shoes , and believe me ( although I know I sound crazy ! ) , things have started looking up since then … I have started looking forward to life in general and to the times I will get to use those shoes , in particular 😛
I guess , life is not that complicated , if we let it be so . Sometimes , it is not about money or use or anything else , sometimes it is all about the ‘simple joys of life’. We need to unwind ourselves and let our muscles loose at times…and indulge…for this life shall not come again !
A tight , rule bound existence , meant to please everyone else , but oneself , cannot last for long .
And besides , when I am on my death bed , I would definitely not want to regret about the things I did not do , the shoes I did not buy or the place I did not visit …
So do it all now…when you have the time…As for me , these shoes will last me sometime , I mean in terms of joy and rejuvenation , till of course , my life becomes more eventful , which I am hoping it will soon be… 😀