Status quo

Everyone in a rush

moving, jostling, pushing

destination unknown

nor any joy in the journey

some crib about it being humdrum

others just drift along, unthinking

no time to smell the roses, they complain

I can wager

they won’t take even a tiny step away

afraid to change the status quo.


39 thoughts on “Status quo

  1. Oh, many despise any sort of change for fear it may upset the monotony of their lives. SO well said- Punam and great use of prompts

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  2. cribbing is fun, its like therapy.
    Q: I wonder how you come up with these pieces given the prompts: humdrum, drift, wager. Do you start with the words and then put together a piece, or you start with the theme of the piece and find places to fit in the words, or.. are you a visionary?

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    1. I don’t know if cribbing is like therapy but it does help offload some negativity…so it must be good, I presume (only in small doses, I think).
      I start with the words always, when I write in response to the prompts. I admit, sometimes it is daunting and the poems are not good…but I try…call it dogged cussedness! 😀
      Visionary, me!! No way!!

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      1. haha.. only in small doses? say the ones at the receiving end. As for the prompts, most of the times the poems come out good, definitely visionary 😀

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      1. Reminds me of something I’ve read recently “We never live, but we hope to live; and as we are always preparing to be happy, it is inevitable that we should never be so.” All this scampering, rushing to do something is in the end to lead a happy life but we even forget to live in the process. You’re welcome. Your blog is cool.

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      2. I agree…this unending mad rush expecting to find happiness waiting for us…we forget to enjoy the small moments of joy we are blessed with everyday. Thank you once for the follow too.


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