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SLEEP, Writing 101, Poetry: The Commons

  SLEEP     (Day 3)

No thoughts of past, present and future
Sleep like a baby.
Thoughts of play, friends and school
Sleep like a child.
Thoughts of peers and wants and desires
Sleep like a youth.
Thoughts of work and money and family
Sleep like a person with added responsibilities,
Thoughts of dreams achieved and lost
Sleep like a middle aged person.
Thoughts of health, physical and mental
Sleep like a person entering old age.
Thoughts of the last, final sleep
Sleep like a person with only the future.

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By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle.
We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating.
I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too.
Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I am doing something in my own way. Twice a week I go to a home for the mentally challenged . This has enriched my life.
There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.

9 replies on “SLEEP, Writing 101, Poetry: The Commons”

The speech compares the world to a stage and life to a play, and catalogues the seven stages of a man’s life, sometimes referred to as the seven ages of man: infant, schoolboy, lover, soldier, justice, Pantalone and old age, facing imminent death. It is one of Shakespeare’s most frequently quoted passages.
I just read about anaphora too:)

I did not know this, thank you for sharing:)

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