Note: I found several emojis that sum up my facial expressions rather aptly and have used them liberally here.
When I lose my cool 😎
I feel like a complete fool. 🙄
Mostly, I manage to rein in my temper 🤐
But, can seldom help the agitated flutter 😖
I know not how else to cope, 🙃
When things and people act beyond hope! 😜
I realise my patience is definitely finite,
By day or night!
You’d agree, not a happy discovery:
It’s uncomfortable being angry. 😡
But, having once recognised this fact
I am equipped with better tact;
I now contain my irritation quickly 😏
And respond more dispassionately. 😏
I am not done yet, though,
Perpetual calm is what I hope to grow…😌
Dark inside? Never mind.
Open your window:
The sun is in tow,
You can’t be blind!
Life isn’t unidimensional.
If you look carefully,
You can spot that easily,
And make yours functional!
I had captured these frothy waves on my camera a few days ago. Looking at the parallel-line, right-angled waves, I felt awe-struck and came up with a few lines of rhyme:
Nature has geometry
There is artistry
In all its varied tapestry!
It’s part of our ancestry
And lends itself to loads of poetry…
Let’s not think it paltry
But show it some gallantry!
From a trip to the Chennai beach yesterday with my husband.
The agitation of the sea and its calm—
the paradox is there for all to see.
The sea seemed to whisper its lesson:
“You may react to disturbances around you,
but must remain tranquil at the core!”
Air quality dwindling
Freaky weather occurring
we have this much and more
blatant evidence for climate change.
Mm, is there any evidence for human change?
What’s Your Ambition?
Having one is ‘Tradition’!
Here are a few to pick off the shelf
And make a name for (or a fool of) yourself. 😉
“Make a strong pitch
Become rich ₹$€
Let your brains evaporate
But, earn a doctorate ✍🏼
Bend it like Beckham, friend
And turn into a sports legend ⚽️
Sing like it’s an addiction
Grow popular like Michael Jackson 🎤”
Is none of these your cup of tea?
Cool, then you are like me!
Never mind, all these are too fantastic
I prefer something less bombastic!
I have defined ambition for my use
It reads simply: “Be content, no grouse”
I have a good mind to advise you:
Try defining ambition anew!
Sometimes there is rain
Sometimes there is shine
In your lives—and mine.
When it rains, take an umbrella;
When it shines, enjoy like Cinderella;
Whatever the weather, just show up like Godzilla!