Warning:Week Forty Seven of My Fifty Two Weeks Journey with the Letter ” W”

We are always warned by somebody or other about something or other.  Warning labels are part of our daily life.  We have warning about our health, our finances, our education, our retirement, etc., etc., etc.  We are so dependant on warning as if without warning our life can not go on.  However we sometimes do not get any warning about some of the most important things about our lives.  The recent passing away of Alan Thicke is a warning to all of us regarding the fleeting nature of life.  I am sure the people of California would be more than happy to get enough early warning regarding impending earthquakes.

However sometimes even with warning signs flashing, people either tend to ignore at their own peril or find it hard to believe.  Such was the case of the recent election in USA.  Though there were plenty warning signs that the results may not be what majority of the polls were predicting, lots of people either were complacent or chose to ignore those warnings.  Now it is time to pay the price for ignoring those warning signs.  The events of last month and half are sending enough warning signs of things that are shaping up to revoke and repeal many of the progressive achievements of last few years.  Accepting the results of the election does not mean that we will have to acquiesce meekly to all the rhetorics that are flying around.  Acceptance does not mean to be resigned to one’s fate.  We need to stay engaged in the process, pay heed to the warning signs and also warn and educate regarding the perils of abject surrender.

As I an marching towards the completion of my yearlong journey with the letter “W”, I am realizing many of my Write Anything Wednesday posts are taking a subtle political tinge.  May be I will take some rest at the end of the year and regroup my thoughts.  Maybe this post is a warning to me that I need to open up more to other ideas.  Whatever it may be, for week forty seven of my fifty two weeks journey with the letter “W”, I start my poem with the word ” Warning”.  And my dear readers, I am warning you, the poem definitely has a political tinge.


This post is in response to Write Anything Wednesday-Dec-21-2016 sponsored by Writerish Ramblings

WALK

Walk the path you chose
All alone if you must
Life is yours to live
Keep it under control

Walk for your health
As best as you can
Let not life’s worries
Kill all the fun

Walk the path less travelled
At Least make a try
Lead life as happy as can be
Kind and gentle be you

Walk with your family
And with your friends
Lots of goodwill and love
Keep you happy and hale


Write anything Wednesday Aug-24-2016

Well-being

Well-being and happiness
Endless joyous days and nights
Life a pleasant journey
Lovely state of mind

Beware, all good things come to an end
Eternity is but just a pipe dream
Infuse yourself with goodness and good health
Never be swayed by greed and always run after wealth
Give yourself the gift of a kind and loving heart

Wealthy you may not be, but sense of
Well-being and happiness will follow you around


Week 25 of My Fifty Two Weeks Journey with “W”

Write anything Wednesday July-20-2016

Well-being or wellbeing, my dear reader, decide you may
While I happily accept both and merrily go my way