Thursday, March 7, 2013

What Lies Ahead

A fact about adult life is that you see the very things you'll never adapt to coming toward you on the horizon. You see them as the problems they are, you worry like hell about them, you make provisions, take precautions, fashion adjustments; you tell yourself you'll have to change your way of doing things. Only you don't. You can't. Somehow it's already too late or is it - Richard Ford
The uncertainty that future holds has a way of creeping up on you. A palpable but invisible carapace it creates is deluging at times. Everyone keep cueing you about that unpredictable future and the cards that it may unfold and how you should be prepared to change and accommodate. The sudden showers of suggestions, advises and facts are presented in such a realistic way that you just end up confusing about everything that's around. Only the time will tell what lies ahead then why so much hustle, preps and apprehensions about something which is so far off..

They say    
it's going to be fine
nothing to worry
oh dear,
still there's time.

Quietly they whisper
something else too
beware time slides fast
puzzled will be the times
tricky to construe.

Concentric miasmas
leaves me exposed
my dear repose
where have you gone ?
where are those
simple promises
I can rely on ?

Despite that, keep going
and I always will
let life unfold
what it veritably holds
ahead lies the tracks
of booby traps.

traps are real 
neither win nor loose
matter of choice 
and what you choose
it can only show me
what lies at the horizon
what lies ahead
reach there and move on 
Sometimes not knowing what lies ahead works out better, better than anything we can possibly conceive of..


  1. Present is of the essence. Each moment passing the next, leaving the past behind. Who knows what lies ahead?

  2. Living in present is so important as it is a gift(present):)

  3. Yeah preparing a bit is fine, but if that is all you do, the present is long gone for you.

  4. सारे निर्णय मेरे अपने हैं, जीवन ने दूसरी राह परखने की छूट किसे दी है भला।

  5. What we need is courage and confidence, whatever the future might hold! There’s more cheerful when encounter things rather expecting. Nice poem Jyoti :)

    Happy Sunday

  6. Change is inevitable. One day or they other we are going to come across it and It can be dealt. Somehow. But most people tend to unnecessarily worry about it and spoil the present. Whether we tackle it effectively or not is another question, but demotivating ourselves even before we face them, is sad.

  7. Living in the present one gets left behind as others move forward. Change for the better is a welcomed choice. Wonderful thoughts Jyoti!


  8. maybe thats one problem with maturity :P

  9. Very true! What is in our hands is present! Beautifully written Jyoti :)

  10. Live for today Jyoti - breath it in and relish it! Listen to the goodness of your heart, trust it more than the whispered promises of others.

    Time passes - as it must - and we should make the best of it, live our lives to the full today and not worry what tomorrow might bring, for worrying changes nothing bar that of making a uncomfortable situation more uncomfortable.

    Live for today and be happy with it - make the best of what you have.

    Kind regards

    Anna :o]

  11. Beautiful as always.
    It is pleasure reading your poems.....Jyoti ji


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