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Wednesday, May 18, 2016


'S' is for Secure. Here  I state that one should secure one's old age in advance to avoid frustrations and disappointments.

Hold the rails firmly.

Enter testing spaces determinedly.

Guard the flimsy freedom mightily.

Ensure the mellowed voice to be heard surely.

Outside home, it is chaos, rush and rages,

Lurking fear of being knocked down dazes.

A misstep, and there you go sprawling down,

Into the hell of broken bones, to piteously drown

Sulking liver keeps at bay our favorite treats.

You battle moody limbs, bones and their creaks.

Morbidity robs life force of buoyant mobility.

Gone are the days of fun, frolic and agility.

Medicine cabinet turns into overflowing mess.

Clutter of files throttles the drawer’s chest.

Restricted choices make up the daily bane.

Life’s journey becomes a mirthless game.

Let’s console ourselves though:

Brooding and fretting won’t pay.

Regular workouts may yet save the day.

Together with some ennobling task,

Wait peaceably for the ultimate blast.

 Friends, welcome here as always!

Linking to: ABC Wednesday


  1. Good message through this. :)
    Workouts are a must!

  2. For an aged home is heaven as 'outside home it's chaos and rages'

  3. Hari OM
    Succinctly packaged tale of age!!! YAM xx

  4. indeed, by getting older.... once interests and importance of things change...

    Have a nice abcwednes-day / - week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
    ( )

  5. Great poem conveying the real visage of old age!

  6. Truly. This is the truth.
    Well written, Uppalji.

  7. Ain't it the truth! I'm not "quite" there yet, but do have to be careful not to fall. As a result, I've trained my dog not to pull on the leash and to go 1, 2, 3 stop on the stairs. She's very good about it now and even if I don't say out loud the 1,2,3 she stops at 3...pretty smart!

    abcw team

  8. Railings are good. So is lack of clutter!

  9. Ur words convey such a vital message.

  10. Lovely words and a great message Uppalji :)