#WednesdayVerses : Life’s ways

life's ways

Often when life seems to be going okay,
There’s a sudden jolt to spoil your calm.
When you think that tomorrow’s a good day,
Life sometimes gives you a face palm.


You don’t understand why it always happens this way,
You keep asking, “Why me?”,
But no answers you get, come what may,
And you accept things and let them be.


For life sometimes is like this my friend,
It sometimes catches you when you least expect!
Sometimes to its whims and fancies, you’ve to bend,
Life is never perfect!


It is hard to stay calm when things go wrong,
But to begin anew, some things you’ve to shed.
Rise up and be strong,
Look always at the road ahead!



A little backstory :

This is the sight I saw this morning. I woke up feeling low from the past few days and I kind of felt that this tree was trying to say something to me.



As part of our resolution to write more poetry in 2018, Vinay and I have started this weekly prompt which we’ve decided to call as Wednesday Verses. Each Wednesday, we’ll be writing a poem based on the prompt of the week, and sharing a linky. We invite you all to join us with your own poems on the prompt. Write on your blogs, and link up with #WednesdayVerses. Please add your post links to the linky only if you have written for the prompt. We are happy to have you rhyme with us.

Prompt for #WednesdayVerses 5 is “Calm”

Also linking up with Parul for #ThursdayTreeLove

22 responses to “#WednesdayVerses : Life’s ways”

  1. Beautiful poem..you had expressed beauty of life so wonderfully. and I agree, life is like an ocean, it is beautiful but at the same time so unpredictable. especially love the end lines..it is hard to stay calm, when things go wrong…so inspiring.

  2. Obsessivemom says:

    I love the optimism that shines through your poem. Life is unpredictable and all we can do is try to be calm no matter what.

  3. What a wonderful poem… Trees do give that feeling of hope or calm especially when one is feeling low… Cheer up… 🙂

  4. rajlakshmihb says:

    True, keeping the head high is how we can brave this thing called life. Well written.

  5. Shilpa Gupte says:

    Staying calm and strong all along the uncertainties is the only thing to do for us.
    Loved the ending, full of hope and positivity!

  6. sanaarizvi says:

    This is incredibly poignant! You’re right.. life is full of obstacles which we face from time to time and its better to look at the road ahead and keep our spirits high Beautifully executed!

  7. Shilpa Garg says:

    Yes, staying positive and looking ahead despite the setbacks and hardships should be our motto! Lovely expression!

  8. True about Life. However, every day is a new start! Good one Reema

  9. Life always catches us unprepared and love the simplicity with which words are weaved. I’d say past the storms, start all lover like a new born.

  10. Parul Thakur says:

    What a beautiful poem and those flowers on the tree tell me that however low days may be, there is always one little thing that can make you smile. Hope you are okay now. Hugs!
    Thank you for linking up 🙂

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