Sunday, 12 August 2018

The Last Day Of My Life

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How would you react if you came to know-
If there was a divine light/sound to tell you so-
“Today is the last day of your life on Earth”.
Wouldn’t the news be a shock, ending mirth?

Today is the day I have to revel & live,
Today is the day I’ll enjoy; not grieve!
Pending tasks, unfinished stories,
Half-completed-reports, unbalanced peace...

My procrastination & confidence is to blame,
I thought I’ll live long & life will be the same!
The realisation hit me that minutes are ticking,
‘Today is my last day’- I’m helplessly thinking.
WOW: Today Is Your Last Day On Earth

I thought of my b'days & celebrations after my birth.
From birth to death - has my journey been worth?
Has my soul rejoiced? Has it fulfilled its mission?
I was thinking all this near my final destination.

Who will complete all the to-do lists? Any clue?
I felt I had a lot to do; yet clueless what to do...
Writing a note to everyone & bidding bye happily,
And asking forgiveness seemed good to me...

I expressed through a note for my near & dear.
Their value in my life then became clear!
Thank you world for being such a nice place.
Thank you God for your kindness & grace.

All the riches of the world cannot extend my stay,
I’m a tourist on Earth and I have to go away...
On my last day, I made every second count & had fun.
The next day, when I woke up, I earned my lesson!

I pinched myself and felt happy as I was alive!
Life has a purpose - celebrate, learn & thrive!
If everyday I live as though it were my last-
The difference in my life-quality will be vast!

Have you ever felt this way before? What if life ceases and we are 'no more'? 

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’

12 comments:

  1. Such a profound thought Anita. As rightly mentioned by you we are nothing but tourists. Yet we feel very much at home in this world!

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  2. I can resonate with what you have written,nice poem.

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  3. 'I'm a tourist on Earth and I have to go away'....All the problems start when we forget this. A good reminder.

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  4. Very well written 👍 Anita
    Thanks for sharing

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  5. I so relate to the tendency to procrastinate, which I have raised to a fine art. And I KNOW I should be accomplishing this To Do list. I certainly related to your poem. So nice to see you, Anita.

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  6. Wow so nice thoughts...our life is very short, we don't know what will happen. Only way to live is to love everyone around us n stay happily. I read this was told by Steve Jobs- u are loved when you are born and people say loving words when you die. You have to manage what is in between☺️

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  7. Beautiful post. Makes me want to count my blessings and spread love around. Congratulations on the WOW badge.

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  8. Beautiful post Anita, and what a thought process.

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