thoughts within me

My day off

Posted on: December 1, 2013

I wake up to the dust by the maid sweeping the floor,
I try to go back to sleep but I can’t anymore,
Reluctantly I splash my eyes, brush my teeth,
scavenge the fridge to find something to eat,
I look at the time, its almost noon,
I realize that my day off will be over soon…

I call up my friends but they already have plans,
some are working, some have girlfriends to romance,
So I take my own sweet time in the shower,
desperately wait for home delivery that I can devour.
By this time I get so comfortable in my cocoon,
that I feel sad my day off will be over soon…

Meanwhile I make the best of being alone,
strum my guitar and sing in my own baritone,
put on loud music, try to imitate Jackson,
walk around the neighborhood to my satisfaction.
I see the sun go down, and the smiling face of moon,
can’t believe my day off will be over soon.

Silently with others, I eat my last meal.
wondering if just one more day off I could steal,
I get into bed with the book I’ve been reading.
I relax and at my own pace I keep proceeding.
Out of all life has to offer, this is the best of its boon,
I shall wait for my day off to come again soon…


4 Responses to "My day off"

Nice one… for a weather like this and holidays around… feels so good to take a day off for ones own self!

Nice and Sweet…
“So I take my own sweet time in the shower,” 🙂

You sound like Ruskin Bond here :)! Wow.. Very nice

Hey Nivedita,

I don’t agree with you.
I would say the poem was good but it still has lots of scope for improvement.
Pardon me, if I’ve said anything wrong.
A reader like you must also point out the areas where a writer can improve.

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  • Braja: Just one word - "Respect". Thanks for writing this poem for those who lay their lives for others.
  • vrikmace: Thank you Taskeen !! :) :)
  • Taskeen: Nice one Sainani! :)


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