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Rhyme and reason

School, office, homework, business
Projects, shopping, cooking and chores
Bogged down with the daily grind
Our lives are like one big race

Lugging overloaded school bags
A child brings home more work
Is there a time for fun and games
When lost in this timeless maze?

Caged behind office cubicles
Targets and timelines
Deals and telephone calls
The blood pressure builds

Sandwiches, noodles or pancakes
What would you like to have today?
Have you thought of your housewife?
Who cares for you like a trained waiter

Bulls and bears
Stocks and Indices
It is the economy stupid
Giving you those nightmares

Add some rhyme and reason
Replace logic with intuition
Clear that mental clutter
Add balance to your life

Spill some colour
Pen a verse
Play a game
Listen to music

An artist is a breath of fresh air
Revelling in creative freedom
Letting loose enchanting melody
The song of his soul

© copyright skm, 4th April 2012


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  1. Linda Redwine
    April 4, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I love the last stanza. Very nice!

  2. April 4, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Reblogged this on ram0ram note book.

  3. April 4, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    fine and wisdom poem ….. a key to happiness ….. thanks …. love all.

  4. April 4, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    work can seem like being in a cage


  5. April 4, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Gorgeous, and so insightful.

  6. April 4, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Wise words for a racing world

  7. April 5, 2012 at 5:26 am

    Wish only if more people would stop by, read your poem, grasp the message and slow down their pace 🙂

    • April 5, 2012 at 7:50 am

      Hi Krshnamira – thanks for stopping by:)

  8. April 5, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Absolutely spot on my friend; penned with complete clarity. Great stuff!

  9. Cerridwen
    April 6, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Definitely resonating here! We are all too over-scheduled, sigh. Here’s my offering in an attempt to add a bit more to the creativity in the world! http://caridwen.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/drafting-in-memoriam-adrienne-rich/

  10. April 6, 2012 at 11:28 am

    How true, how true! ‘Letting loose enchanting melody..the song of his soul’ – love that line.:)

  11. April 9, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Yep, we need to stop and smell the roses.

    Someday Somewhere – Hope

  12. April 9, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Yes, this is too much. I too am desparately in need of a break. The routine is so mechanical and often I wonder – are we living our lives or our lives living us? I am waiting for the summer break, but then I will be complaining of boredom. *sigh*

    Beautifully expressed, Sajeev!

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