Poem61.Hope To Be Alive

Hope To Be Alive

Forty years back in March
where I was, what I did
questioned my mind
cant answer , unborn.

Thirty years back in March
where I was and what I did
just a toddler starry eyed
bothered about basic needs.

Twenty years back, looking back
was studying in my school
where we lived as in dream
without worries about morrows.

Ten years back same in March
 was then the college girl
stepping to the real life dreams,
aims,despairs all around me.

Now in this month March today
if you ask the same questions
a wife mother balancing life ,
 still running behind my dreams.

Ater ten years where I will be
sad i cant say for sure
but if alive should be doing
almost same as what now I do ...

Then by passing years by growing age
there at some point in my life
there will be an optimum
and then starts my count down.

I can tell about past and present
how can I say about future
not sure be alive next sec
just hope ,to be alive tomorrow.


Kim Nelson said...

As a woman with five decades of living to look back on, I want to assure you that each one that passes brings greater insight, knowledge, wisdom and appreciation. Aging is a wonderful thing.

The Unknowngnome said...

Your language is beautiful in this. I do so enjoy reading your poems and the way they sing in my mind, so lyrical.

"still running behind my dreams."
"at some point in my life there will be an optimum and then starts my count down."

Well done!

Carrie Burtt said...

Rashmi you have captured the years and our thoughts of life and hope eloquently....i love this! :-)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Yes, that is how I am feeling these unsettled days, as well - "just hope to be alive tomorrow." So well said.

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

A very nicely thought out poem, with the journey along your own path in life. Quite a full journey so far, and plenty more to come!

Best wishes, Eileen

Ella said...

I like the path you took with this poem~ Counting back and revealing your thoughts! So true and well written~ I love the line, "still running behind my dreams"(me, too)

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

You capture the cycle of life beautifully.

Old Ollie said...

Truth right?

Deborah said...

Our journey through life, such thoughful words and a beautiful poem Rashmi.

flaubert said...

We all hope to be alive tomorrow, but, we must live in the moment to the fullest. Nicely written.


Hayden Andrews said...

How would this poem have read 10 or 20 years ago? I wonder if there might be more verses in another 10 years ;)

Keep on going!

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Mary said...

Lovely poem. We really don't know what will be around the corner for us. But it is good to remain hopeful about the future.

Willow said...

I love your progression from before birth to unsure about future, yes, "to be alive" that is the hope.

Paul Andrew Russell said...

Very nice. :-)

Ageing is okay, the alternative not so okay. lol

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The17 YearOldNaive said...

Time sure does go fast.. I'm 17 and I already feel like I've lived more than my age. I can't even picture what It's going to be like when I'm in my adulthood thinking bcak into my childhood.
It breaks me as i think of it now, I wonder what my childhood would be to my adulthood.

These words are thoughtful. Lovely. xoxo

Rajesh said...

Que Sera Sera. Live well, stay happy.