snake riverHaphazardly I wandered through life, feeling rushed

Under the weight of time, constantly crushed

Life gushed past me like a mountain brook

Contrary to the way things should’ve been in my book-

My idyllic life would move like a river in the plain

Meandering slowly around bends, then speeding again

But a time crunch I felt nearly constantly

Sapping my vigor, sucking the enthusiasm out of me

For all my ambitions, time seemed to fall short

Many brilliant projects I was forced to abort

I felt I was trapped in an infinite race

Motionless I would stand, and still lose my place


One day the realization dawned on me

I’d rushed all my life, quite fruitlessly

Accumulating nothing along the way except stress

And disappointments in this whole process

Simultaneously, though, I did realize

A solution for this problem I had to devise-

I made deliberate attempts to slow myself down

Be mindful of each moment, not let myself drown

In the chaos of random synaptic connections

I let go my glorified ideas of perfection


I slowed down and noticed the world pass by

Savoring most moments, not letting them fly

The river of my life was no longer a brook-

A leisurely meanderer it became, just like in my book. 




Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

2 thoughts on “Rushed

  1. Beautifully penned. Time stood still for a moment as I was lost in your words. We all feel rushed to do so many things in life. But only later do we realize that most of them don’t matter anyways. Nice one.


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