Never imagined a worldwide catastrophe would be the cause
Behind my accelerated life stepping on brakes; taking a pause….
I hurtled through life in a frenzied spiral of chaos
Overscheduled, overstimulated, but always at a loss
To comprehend where time seemed to fly
I was always left wondering why
I constantly felt I was not measuring up
Half-empty always stayed my cup..
My fast-paced life was a combination
Of societal norms and my own ambition
The pressure to perform was deeply drilled
Every waking minute of my life had to be filled
With activity of some sort, perceived as constructive
Sleep was optional, it interfered with being productive
Then the tsunami hit us in an unprecedented way
Social distancing became the motto of the day
With avenues for travel and entertainment depleted
Even in the midst of crippling fear deep-seated
I found myself in the possession of a luxury rare
I had more time for myself, more time to share
Precious moments with my family than ever before
The forced confinement shook my outlook to the core..
Even with a constant undercurrent of fear these days
My life has improved significantly in many ways
The pace has slowed down, priorities have acquired
The kind of clarity that I have always desired
The devastating pandemic has brought in sharp relief
The truly important things, shattering my beliefs
The need to slow down, I had recognized deep inside
Now I have executed it, I say that with pride..
When the pandemic is over I hope I stay
True to the principles I learnt along this way..