When people tell you to forget about tomorrow And to live your life carefree without sorrow do you think they're like the stupid grasshopper? Who will not have food in winter to devour! Yet you see those who live carefree unperturbed by the bothers of reality And they are the ones who seem happy. When the rest of the world is burdened with worry. So am I suggesting you splurge your life savings and forget tomorrow? And then with a begging bowl go around looking to borrow! Of course not! There is something called 'balance'. Although maintaining that for some, is quite the challenge! Have you really understood the difference that preposition brings? 'Living in the moment' is all about detachment from strings. Savour each moment and let your inner being delve into the present. Without anxiety of the future or in past burdens to ferment. It's about having the ability to enjoy the food on your plate. That mess at work and the abuses from your bosses can wait. You'll still have to deal with it after your lunch break. But you don't have to put your appetite at stake! Maybe you've just been given a notice for eviction. And sure, it'll cause a lot of discomfort and affliction. But if you're like me, you'd continue to enjoy writing this poem. Because you can sit back and logically analyze it all then. There's no need to destroy the joys of the present. In anticipation of some future moment. Because even if it's inevitable, For the present joy, you're still eligible! If you train your mind to compartmentalize Deal with the lows while enjoying the highs. Of course, I'm not telling you to neglect things. You need to learn to prioritize everything. 'Living for the moment' is a completely different concept. Based on seeking dopamine and the instant gratification precept. Living for the moment may seem very seductive. And until you spiral down, it can get quite addictive. But, just like most things in life, There are some things you separate with a knife. Find some semblance of balance. And that is the real art of living talent!
- RUELHA www.ruelha.com © Copyright Protected. All Rights Reserved
Disclaimer: This poem is purely literary. Please read it with an open mind and out of respect for the written word. To me, writing is my life. There is nothing I love more. I have a very creative imagination. Most of my poems do not hint at my life/situation. Kindly refrain from drawing such parallels. Much of what I write is purely fictional. Situations and examples may be hypothetical. I have always written from my heart …about topics that I am passionate about – Christianity, makeup, melancholic poetry, food, romance, women’s issues, soulful music, narratives etc. Given the circumstances, my gender, situation, geography etc., I feel the need to put up a disclaimer every time I write a romantic/melancholic/intense piece. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. But, please don’t interpret this poem in a way it was not intended. That is just my humble request. Please note, some of my writings may contain material unsuitable for children. And please excuse typos and minor errors; I don’t really get the time to re-read or edit.