On Planning, not to plan

Some people call it
Growing up..
While others call it
Shifting of time..

At some point of life,
We try to rein in everything we can
And let things happen in one way,
Our way, the only right way..

Some do it earlier in life,
Realise that life doesn’t let it be so,
And learn to go with it
And stop making plans..

But there are few,
Who doesn’t want to learn it,
Even after they’ve felt the burn..
For their way is the only right way..

Me, I plan to not plan..
And that plan doesn’t workout..
So I still keep planning
And still feel the burn often..

Once I planned,
To let things flow
And so things flew by,
In every direction I know..

The constant dilemma…
So how to be happy
When things keep flowing
In some way, other than yours..

Life is a form of water,
Born from the vast oceans,
That ultimately reaches
It’s destiny, the ocean..

You have no control over
The evaporation from ocean
Or where you start your journey
As to where the rain falls..

At some point of time,
It eventually gets to some form..
Right then, you choose..
The path of future..

You could either flow through
Barren lands, nourishing it..
Or through the watery lands,
Flooding it and wreaking havoc..

You could fall from great heights,
And be a magnificent falls..
Or you could stay still, stagnate
and eventually stink as unused pond..

You could flourish yourself
Perpetually with fountains,
Stay right where you are as lake,
And let others seek you with love..

You could just lose all control,
Choose the path of least resistance,
Let every rock, pit and bump
Decide your course of future..

Yet every means lead to a destination..
But all the struggle and resistance,
In between the source and destiny,
Is simply to make,
A destination into the destination!

Be the best of what you’re,
And your flow flourishes within
As well as nourishes around..
It’s ALWAYS your choice!

And of course, I chose to be,
Ripples, the unending variety..
That splatters little more of
Life, laughter and love…

The harder the restraint,
You put through my path,
The fierce the will and hence
Bigger the splash and wider the reach!

Hit me with all you can,
I’ll still hit you back,
Incessantly and invariably
With all goodness and love..

And also, I realised that
It’s impossible to restrain
The flow at all times..
But it’s always possible,
To correct the course..
So it’s ALWAYS the choice,
To be dragged or drag the self,
Towards in your direction!

Now I am back to planning..
Not on how to reach..
But on how to re route my flow
Back on to my destination..

7 Comments

    1. Thank you so much for the warm welcome to my words and for your continuous support!

      Am just around the corner.. Keep me addicted with such appreciation and I would be back here line and hook.. 😉

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  1. 👌👌👌👌.. Really a happy and pleasant mood acquired me while and after reading this post.. Rich in language and content.. In the recent days I read many of your translations, poetry and tiny thoughts.. Your words have the magic of transforming my dull mind to colorful mind.. Wishing you the best in whatever you do:-)..

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    Reply

    1. Thank you so much.. It’s very heart warming to know the magic words could perform.. Happy to be add some colors..

      Your comment has really made my day! Thank you for reading my past posts and dropping by to let me know of your thoughts.. Keep reading..

      And also stop by to let me know where I could better myself.. Looking forward to hear from you.. 🙂

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    2. arunaswamy.wordpress.com.. Am happy that you are going to read my posts. But I am warning you,they are very simple just a reflection of the blogs which I have read and my experiences.. Do read and tell me..

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