Never say Never

My mom frequently used this line
Through the years, she'd say it all the time
"Never say never"
Irrespective of whatever

Although, she said it so often
Only recently, wisdom resurrected from the coffin
I should have paid more attention
Lesser things I'd learn through practical lessons

But, rather late than never
That's still considered clever
Even worse if you never learn ever
You may face consequences too severe

Because life will keep repeating lessons
It's okay to make mistakes and ask questions
But at some point, however late, one must learn
At least I, for that really yearn

Life is nothing but a learning experience
Fall down, get hurt; of course, there'll be grievance
It's not a race to a particular destination
However exotic be the location

There's no fun in just getting there
It's the situations that got you to prepare
In this particular aspect, mom was right
With age comes wisdom and foresight

So, never say never
Because it's not very clever
Never say never
Because not everything lasts forever
Never say never
Because you might just embark on a new endeavour
Never say never
Because you can't always weigh in external factors
Never say never
Because you may not withstand the pressure
Never say never
Because there's no way for you to measure
Never say never
Because you can't predict the future

I, myself have changed so much
There are some things I never thought I'd touch
Up until a few years ago
I naturally despised sweets and sugar

I detested ice creams even as a child
Certain concepts, I myself had exiled
I never had anything that contained caffeine
Fortunately, I'm still averse to nicotine

Today, I relish my cup of tea
With a side of biscuits, maybe
I never ate packaged foods and hated cookies
Mum gets shocked when she sees me with these

I didn't even like wine
Now, that's my preference all the time
I was always surrounded by many people
Now, I prefer my circle extremely small and simple

There are things that I swore I'd never do
Some barriers long ago, I broke through
Many things to which I no longer conform
An envoy to certain systems, but I've transformed

There were beliefs I never imagined parting with
Only to wilfully enter the non-negotiable labyrinth
My thoughts, my attributes, my essence, and my values
Things that defined me, some to accept, I now refuse

Many of my habits too have changed
I'm no longer the person I used to be, not the same
I surprise myself with my choices everyday
I never thought I'd prefer things this way

I'm still growing
I'm still evolving
Life throws curved balls that coaxes learning
And hence personality is never stable, it's constantly developing

We rub shoulders with several people
Some inspire us, and we follow as disciples
The people you surround yourself with definitely influence
That's why it's crucial to be careful while selecting your congruence

So, never say 'never'
Because, you never know!
- RUELHA
www.ruelha.com
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10 Comments

  1. “I’m not scared to be seen,
    I make no apologies,
    This is me!”

    “Whenever the
    Words Come to
    Cut me Down i’ll

    Send A Flood To Drown Them Out”

    And True Dear Rue in A Town Recorded in
    The Record Books With the Most Christian
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    Of Soulless Empathy to

    ‘Kill Dead’ Opposing

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    Tribe Spit on me For Daring
    To Smile Love i Do COME BACK
    FULLY ALiVE And SMiLiNG Now

    Dancing Singing THiS IS Me in terms
    Of Long Form Bible Poetry All the Flood
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    With A Flood of Ballet Mixed With Free Style
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    in 99 Months too WRiTE in Front Of THEiR Face

    As i Am No Longer A Lamb For Them to Spit on

    Now i Am A Lion Fearlessly Roaring Peacefully

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    Sound They See or Sight They Hear

    For It’s True Never Say

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    Ball And Truly Come

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    SMiLes Happy SuNDay Dear

    FRiEnD Nice to You Standing With

    ‘JeSuS’ Your Mother in Essence oF LoVE Today..:)

    Like

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