Poem66. Initiative

Being with my- self
talking with-in more
am I shutting up?
withdrawing inside?

Not interested in talks
nothing excites me!
each day brings greyness
 more questions with it..

By living with dears, trying
to do what they expect,
sad,never to satisfaction
but  can I blame them?

Yes, I  want them happy
give what they wish
for that, I must be myself
not  shadow, but  happy self.

Happiness it seems
at my shoulder length
but why can't I jump,
and catch, just wonder?.

To achieve something special
initiative, the first step,
why I don't assimilate
courage for that leap?


Deborah said...

I know this feeling and it can be very hard to initiate that first step. A thoughtful and thought provoking poem as always Rashmi.

Jingle said...

bless you,
carry faith.

Butterflies of time said...

Grab the happiness which stands just beyond human reach
and you grab the summary of all that life is yet to teach.
Lovely poem !

bendedspoon said...

I very know well know this one and I'm glad I made that leap. Wonderful write. Blessings to you :)

Andy said...

A thought-provoking piece. Beautifully penned.
Keep courage.

Rek said...

Sometimes you have to place yourself before others...lest love becomes a chore....emotional and thoughtful piece most can relate too.

Isabel said...

to do what you love , be who you are and grab happiness where you find it - all great messages.

Radhika said...

Thank you Rashmi for dropping by and for your encouraging comments. I read your poem and I totally agree with you. I also go through this phase of lack of initiative and wanting to be happy. Wishing you find your initiative and happiness soon. Your poem has handled the feeling written so well.Radhika

Andy McDonald said...

Sometimes you've just go to dive in head first and go for it. Loved the poem.

Andy McDonald said...

Sometimes you've gotta just do it. A great poem i enjoyed the read.

Anonymous said...

So many questions...I hope you find the answers. Enjoy the rally!

Anonymous said...

I have been here more often than not. Beautiful capture of emotions =)

Anonymous said...

Common worries said in an uncommon way. Nice write.

Someone is Special said...

be courageous.. carry faith.. Here is my rally post, ~ come on idiot, you are for me ~

! Happy Sunday !

Someone is Special

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Writing a lovely poem like that can be the first courageous step. :)

Marian said...

rashmi, so real, come back now with more lovely words! keep leaping.

i leaped over here to say this: As Poets United reaches its first anniversary this coming week we want to thank you for your support. Over the past year we have grown to 250 members plus and are steadily growing. Poets United is proud to have you as one of our members and look forward to another successful year. Your imagination, creativity and willingness to share with us is what makes our community such a wonderful place. Thank you for beautiful poetry and thank you for being a part of Poets United.

Classic NYer said...

This is definitely a familiar feeling.

Thanks for blessing my page. :-)

Jessica Prescott said...

a good illustration of the difficulty in making the first step from depression to happiness

Deborah said...

Hi Rashmi, lovely to see you again x :o)

Susannah said...

Rashmi, I just popped over to say thank you so much for your lovely birthday wishes. :-) x

I hope all is well with you and that perhaps we will see some more poems from you soon.

Thanks again Rashmi. x

Deborah said...

Hi Rashmi,
I just popped by to say I hope all is well with you, and hello ... we miss your poetry! :o) x