Thursday, 29 May 2014

Balance

We see it happen
many times.. when
something good, overdone
loses sheen..

so one who cracks jokes
easily & effortlessly
can become a nuisance, an embarrassment..
when he can't hold back
a joke at a funeral
that worked very well
during a wedding bash!

one who sang so well at a party
turns out to be irritating now
no one can coverse with her, as
 she is humming along
all the time, self absorbed
oblivious of all else- people or things...

A person with a gift of the gab
is admired for ability to speak out freely
while many others fret & fume
unable to express...
yet when his "calling a spade a spade"
begins hurting people frequently
admiration turns to disillusionment...

For strength to remain a strength
a fine balance so much essential
for it is said that even "amrit"
in excess turns poison...


 

13 comments:

  1. Well written. A limit is needed in everything, being wise in deciding when is the key as you say.

    Regards
    Dinesh

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  2. Thank you dinesh for your feedback...

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  3. Balance - so easy to see the need for; so difficult to achieve

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  4. Thank you so much Suesh & preethi for sharing your thoughts.Of course you are right, it is something difficult to achieve...

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  6. So well said, Rajeev! I agree sometimes the same qualities we admire can become a pain when the person does not know how to maintain the balance.

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  7. How things change with time or situations! Lovely poem.

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  9. Thank you Rachna & Saru for going in to the essence of the poem & sharing your thoughts...

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  10. Life is like walking on a sharp edge and still maintaining the balance..

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  11. Thank you for sharing your perspective...

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