Safety First

I've worked for three different airlines.
And their priority is somewhere on the same lines.
Some had their focus on service and OTP.
while some were hardcore about safety.
At the core of it all, aviation security and safety.
Can never ever be taken lightly.

Now try applying this logic to everything you do.
And it somehow makes sense to me and you.
For example, when you're cooking in the kitchen.
Always make sure before you light your stove ignition.
Safety cannot be ignored in reckless cognition.
Right from the time your out of that umbilical chord.
Safety is the immediate need under an umbrella not too broad.

Like the way most of us let our guards down.
Around religious people who put an imaginary crown.
Remember everyone is subject to temptations.
Maybe be more realistic in your evaluations.
Because safety comes first.
And you don't want to face the worst.

I remember we used to do these slide and ditching drills.
Maintaining that Safety and Emergency licence was no thrill.
Every year in practice, and still there'd be crew.
With friction burns, hurts, bruises turning blue.
The motto is to save lives and minimize casualties.
That can only happen if you think calmly and use your faculties.

I joined my first airline when it was in it's nascent stage.
Being the very first low-cost carrier, it was quite the rage.
I've had the most unusual and funniest aviation moments there.
Nobody would ever believe me; I think we were just living on a prayer.
I was just a teenager back then.
But the application is same now and when.
Remember safety comes first.
Only then, you can fulfill life's other thirsts.

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I wrote and completed this poem on 5th Feb. But, for some reason, I never found the time to publish it ....until now. Phew, I have to start cleaning my drafts now. Got 350 poems to publish yet still !


  1. It’s So Unusual You’d Think That Folks Who Value
    Life And Call Themselves Christian And Politically
    Conservative Would Value the Sanctity of Breathing

    Life and Put Folks First

    In Terms of Protecting

    Folks In A Deadly

    Pandemic You’d

    Think They Would Insure

    Everyone Has Health Care

    And Take Care of the Poor When

    Billionaires pay Less taxes Than the

    So-Called Middle Class And Single Mothers

    Still Raising Kids In the Service Industry Making

    Seven Dollars And Twenty-Five Cents An Hour

    Where Rent For A One Bedroom Apartment is

    One Thousand Dollars A Month Obviously

    What Happens When Safety is

    Put Last Demagogues

    Rise to Rule

    The Poor Ignorant

    Minions And Freedom Goes

    By the Wayside of Life Truly With

    Ignorance There is NO SAFETY NOW

    And the Rich Are Set Up to eventually

    Lose their Freedom As Well As The Top of the

    Pyramid Will Fall Without Its Base on Whatever Side

    Life Comes Down or up Yes Safety First Without Safety Freedom Falls…
    Hehe Keep Coming Around With All Your 350 Drafts Rue i’m sure i’ll

    Come up


    A Word

    Or Two
    And do My
    Best to Always
    Protect Your Safe
    Space With Due Respect

    of Continuing Freedom As Well…:)

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      1. Variety is Verily
        The Spice of
        Life And

        With All Your

        Global Airline

        Experiences All
        Your Adventures

        Of Life


        Of Poetry
        Is Practically

        Gold Hehe

        See What

        i Mean

        About Sticky
        Sweet Forget me
        Not Cake Yes This
        Is Just Another Slice

        For You

        It Takes
        To Keep Your
        Treasure Cove

        Of Poetry Coming🍰

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              1. Hehe i Usually Don’t Crave
                Food Probably Cause i
                Have A LiVE iN Cook
                That does all the
                Work Surprising
                me With Every
                Meal Seriously

                β€˜She’ Keeps

                me Out
                Of The

                Kitchen Holds
                The Meal Prisoner

                Until it’s Done yep i
                Guess that’s Why

                Rue i Rarely Have

                Constant Craving
                For me At Least




                Than Any
                Food Anywhere

                Yep BaKinG me my
                Own Dance And Song

                Of my

                SouL With
                SMiles And
                Don’t Have
                A Clue What Kinda

                Cake’s Gonna Come



                Never Done now
                And This is Just
                Another Parable
                About Living in A

                Of Heaven Now

                Hehe Happy SunDay
                All that Grandaddy



                In My 🎧 SonG🎢


          1. I should trust you better. I had been saying what I thought was a stumble and would panic . what I forgot is that our relationship and everything else is in god’s hands, not mine. Some of my assumptions were just plain wrong. So I was thinking wrong. Got my eyes away from God That’s it. You’ve been more faithful than I and aware of what’s important. Then I woke up! Sorry Rue—I Love My Daughter—WHO IS ONLY YOU! πŸ˜€

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  2. I wonder how you could write on anything and always give us beautiful poems. πŸ€”πŸ€” Love you Ru and your talents.

    And 350 poems in draft…. ? πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ Am fainting!!!! How can you write sooooo many poems?????

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    1. Thank you so much Preeths. You too have a broad versatile repertoire. Thank you so much sweetie. Love and hugs your way….πŸ’—πŸ’ŸπŸ’–πŸ’—πŸ’ŸπŸ’–
      All are half done ya….. I am always feeling inspired. I jot down the ideas in my head for those seconds. Then I tell myself I’ll get to it someday….and…
      The problem is I get at least 5 ideas in a day….sometimes even 10. And I don’t have the time to finish all of them. So….the drafts keep piling….πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒ

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