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Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Another Wednesday and time for thinking aloud on life's infinite complexities. Another cycle of inspiring journey for 'ABC Wednesday' has begun.


'A' is for Aging

Time’s ruthless sickle is unsparing.
Its onslaught never misses its mark.

Slowly ambushes man’s dynamism,

And grins at his feeble labors.

Its roguish persona is a sly robber,

Of the vitality of the sinews.

Disables their power of renewal,

And dries the linkages of the limbs.

It mocks man’s morbidity,

Being immune to age’s frailties.

Carries on aiming its callous arrows,

At man’s vulnerabilities.

How funny to say, age is only a number!

Why fool with rosy euphemisms.

Do they disarm the attack of disintegration?

Can they stop the furrows of time’s plough?

Can any potion bring back the swagger in the gait?

Or care free run on the stairs of life;

Or falsify verities of fears, insecurities and dwindling life force;

Or prevent dipping assurances and lurking letdowns.

Time wields its power in equal measure,

Over mighty kings, rulers or humankind.

All surrender to its karmic symbolism,

‘It is our destiny’ they echo.


An epilogue for the aging:

Be engaged, be good and be wise!

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  1. Hari OM
    "can any potion...?"

    This was astonishingly effective Uppalji! YAM xx

  2. Wonderful poem full of images and senses to illustrate the effects of aging. I'm a bit into that sense myself right now - aching all over. LOL

    abcw team

  3. very strongly written Uppalji :)

  4. Ageing is inevitable but keeping your heart young is a choice. A wonderful read mam. :)

  5. Sigh! The ultimate facts...tremendously beautiful, Uppal ma'am!

  6. I love the picture, I hate the fact that I am getting older..

  7. Oh yes, tell me about it! When the spirit is young and the body betrays you!

  8. Quite true. Aging is the pits when it comes to my physical body. Mentally, spiritually, emotionally, I'm loving it. :-)
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

  9. Growing older is great - kind of liberating.

  10. Superb.

    Sriram & Krithiga