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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Posted by:Smitha V

A banker by profession, a blogger by choice, a poet by accident, and an artist at heart. Imperfectly perfect - that's me. Welcome to my world!

6 replies on “Savor the ride

    1. 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!

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