A note to self, as the days go by
Look inside you, that you must try.
Everything be perfect and, in its place,
Every chore completed, and deadline a race
Spick and span home, brood well turned out
Manicured me and, a matching husband to tout
Perhaps in yesteryears, it had worked
Notions like that, now have you irked
Dust your inhibitions, learn to say no
Sort your priorities, and let the rest go.
Do what you must, and what you will
Keep the fires burning, but don’t forget to chill
Todays have taught, lessons you did learn
Its ok to slow down, no need to burn
Unless burn you must, to keep you sane
For sitting idle, is your one true bane
Slow or burn, let your heart decide
Have faith, let instincts be your guide
Comfortable in your skin, peace of mind
That’s the Elysian place you need to find.
Look inside you, that you must try,
That’s my NOTE TO SELF, as the days go by.
PS: The poem won me the Runners Up in the poetry event ‘A Rhythmic Affair’ Season 3 hosted by Beyond The Box an online writing community focusing on not just the literary journey of the kids but also their personality development. They conduct events for adults too, helmed very ably by serial entrepreneur & social influencer Anupama Dalmia.