Savor the ride

Here’s my poem, ‘ Savor the ride,’ that I wrote for the prompt- Past, Present, Future

As you stand at the threshold of the future
Ready to step out of the cocoon of the present
Your back facing the walls of the past
Remember to take the time to savor the ride and don’t go too fast

The path ahead is unexplored and new
Don’t forget to pack for the road, these essentials few-
a map, a compass, a box of tools
and your manual of written and understood rules.

Don’t worry about the luggage weighing you down
You’ll need it to find your way about town
The well-travelled map will show you the turns and hairpin bends
The crossroads ahead and the dead-ends

The drill of persistence will help you drill your way through the stubborn spots
And hold tightly to the wrench of resilience, to get past the bothersome knots
Hammer down the jutting heads of trouble
And use the pliers to pick gems out of the rubble

Use your compass of intuition
Before you decide to change direction
Refer to your manual of age-old wisdom
Turn the leaves before you try your freedom

Do this every once in a while
And you’ll not end up wasting time
going round in circles down potholed roads you’ve already been
And hurdles you see shall be those that you haven’t before seen

Keep your eyes on the road as you drive
So you know every little detail of what you leave behind
And are all the wiser
for the journey in the future.


Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!

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7 responses to “Savor the ride”

  1. poeticallyyours360 Avatar

    prolific and written with wisdom! gracefully getting older, I feel better now…lol

    Like

  2. Manja Mexi Mexcessive Avatar

    “Use your compass of intuition
    Before you decide to change direction
    Refer to your manual of age-old wisdom
    Turn the leaves before you try your freedom”

    Quite right. Getting old is good for some things…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Oh yes it is…I feel more comfortable in my skin now than I ever did before and so happy being me. Growing old is good…and then it is not😀

      Liked by 2 people

  3. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    A wise poem Smitha – and I like your new profile picture, it’s very positive.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you Andrea🙂. I enjoyed writing it…I thought of the girls when I wrote it.
      The profile pic was taken just before we went into lockdown at a lovely restaurant which had music of our generation playing. I guess that’s what made me happy. So glad you find it positive. Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    Beautiful and wise words, Smitha.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you dear Robbie for reading and your kind words.

      Liked by 1 person

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