Stop Stressing & Start Living

Stressing is not wrong,
but stress more on today
that on anxiety for future or yesterday…
The unplanned knee pain!
This is the best thing about life
this uncertainty
this insanity
That what might turn up the very next jiffy,
Is iffy
When you set the alarm
The alarm is to ring
But will you be the one who wakes up
at its tring,
The next morning?
~Ishika Aggarwal
Every day, when the alarm wakes you up
Getting up is difficult
It always suck
But the thought that doesn’t make its way
Is what you should here, allow me to say
The day you see,
is today
Could be, it would be busy
To turn up someday
And that day, there won’t be any today
Your life would have ended at yesterday…
So this morning when I was up
The knee was not ready for the day
Lazy and sleepy it felt
And thus resisted any movement uptill the bathroom belt
Pain was what struck me at that time
I can’t bring a word which may rhyme
But the pain then lasted for a month
I cursed it for days to come
Something amiss then, was the question
That is it all in life, on which I should burden
In life, live in day tight compartments, ie. today

Focusing on the Pain…

I thought of the pain
Worked on it, for it to drain
But all just ended up in vain
My family doctor was out on a holiday
And life was far too busy for me
to take off and lay for more than a day
So the knee was to be cured
Tea was to be poured
And with this on the top of my to do list
I began my workaday
Without much vim n zist
The doctor asked me for fifteen blood tests to be put up on the list!
That i couldn’t resist or err
The injection took away a lot of blood
To fill in three glass tester
That were, previously, lying at rest
The reports took a couple of days
To bring its analysis to the best
And till then, my brain was running
Usually, its never ever at rest
To invent a way out for the knee that was – paining
The way out of my house
Through piaaza
Led me to a homeopath
Dr Giaza


… on then it went for long
On a sunny day, the pain was gone
Yesternight the sun went hence, And yet still is here today
~ John Donne
Pain or the doctor is not the catch
But the fact that the egg
Has to hatch!
If it grows into a chick
Or gets fried on its way
Are the two possibilities
Either of which have to stay
And be a part of its future today
Accept accept the day
Without the usual affray
with it(day), for random events from life
That It choses to display
Accept the day
Without the usual affray
with it, for random events from life
That It choses to display
If possible, do stress on the phrase, ‘Live in day tight compartments’, as quoted by Dale in his book ‘How to Stop Worrying & Start Living’.
Our true business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
~Dale Carnegie

3 thoughts on “Stop Stressing & Start Living

  1. Very well written how do I think all of this by the way congratulations you have become a writer ❤️

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