Taedium vitae

“It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”- Marilyn Monroe


Getting bored is a dangerous thing-

First, it makes me loosen my purse strings

Shop online for things I don’t need

That’s pouring money down the drain indeed

Second, it makes me mindlessly chew

Food of all variety, anything edible would do

The fullness of my stomach tries to replace

The vacuum in my brain, fill up that vacant space

Third, it renders me exceptionally vulnerable

To the ill effects of social media, I feel unable

To tear myself away from posts of my friends

Filled with their accomplishments that never end

Elevating my sense of ennui to a level new

I fantasize about something unique to do..

Fourth, boredom leads me to procrastinate

Locking me in a low motivational state..


Despite all the ills that boredom brings

Being bored is one of those few things

That cause me, anytime, to fall asleep 

Oblivious of everything, in a slumber deep

Thus when I am bored I get to eliminate

The sleep deficit which otherwise does accumulate


I started this verse bored out of my mind

Now my eyelids are drooping, I find

Luring me to sleep which otherwise

Would have eluded my tired bones and eyes..


P.S. Taedium vitae: the feeling that life is boring and dull







Published by iheart11

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

2 thoughts on “Taedium vitae

  1. Nicely written , overcome boredom is a mammoth task sometimes, but guess what if you don’t loose your patience and hold on then after some time you do find something interesting to do.


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