Sunday, March 30, 2008

Let there be Light!!

There is so much despair
So much gloom and darkness
Eyes with the hint of a tear
Weaned of all happiness

All caught up in the unending race
No one knows where it leads
Yet they try keeping pace
Without a thought for their deeds

A fist here, a leg there
Grab his shirt, grab him by the hair
Pull him down, PULL HIM DOWN!
At any cost I want that crown
No matter how many thorns I want that crown

And in the end there is no glory
The race ends, no winners here
Blood everywhere, streets all gory
Sullen faces, ghastly looks everywhere

And Then Suddenly....
Piercing the dark skies, out of the black
Emerges a light, shattering the hue
Striking terror in the hearts of evil
Cowed down, bodies lying askew

And a voice thunders through the melee
"Time has come for things to be set right
Halt this drudgery, end this slavery
Let there be harmony, Let there be Light!"

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Time for Another one...

Ah! Its been a busy month - February!! Work weeks stretching into 55 hours, family gatherings and functions by the dozen, friends getting married, birthdays, projects going live, stock markets fluctuating wildly - along with my portfolio, and a zillion other things that I could list down here, but cannot recollect!

Phew!! Just thinking about all that makes me feel tired all over again. I terribly missed going to the gym, among many other things. It started out with my gym sessions becoming erratic at the beginning of Feb and then tapering into one odd visit in a week, until they completely stopped by the second week. Yes, putting on some more flab is quite a frightening thought, so it used to irk me all the more! I did cut down on my diet, though it doesnt help much if one has a sweet tooth!

Among other things, I missed reading the newspaper! For days on end, I think I did not even venture near one. Sad, but true! Of course there are other ways to keep up with whats going on around you, thanks to the internet, but somehow you will always miss fretting over the number of people being run over by buses, the number of murders being committed, scams being unearthed, politicians being jailed, women being abused, etc. Sometimes it feels as if we are de-volving - moving back to the savage beasts that man once was. Then, he had ample time on his hands and nothing much to do except hunt, eat, reproduce and sleep. In today's fast paced world, humans are running at such a fast pace trying to catch up with the rat race, that there's no time left for compassion.

Ah well, things move on. I've got some free time on my hands for a few days now, so started back with my gym routine. I've started dabling in squash now thanks to a colleague, and after reading up the benefits on wikipedia, think I'll be pursuing the sport for some time. Looking forward for some time of relaxation!!