CHANGING TIMES

CHANGING TIMES

A Poem by M.Babu
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"Ambition and vision, A little greed never hurt. Burnt that midnight oil,Relearned what was learnt."

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Ambition and vision,

A little greed never hurt.

Burnt that midnight oil,

Relearned what was learnt.

 

Decades away,

Did your five minutes seem.

Tunnel vision;

What was here was what had been.

 

You put in the hours,

Sacrificed a vacation or two.

Chasing a bone,

Perceived a distant moon.

 

Now the things you’d dreamed,

Here, afoot you.

Travels to beautiful paradise,

Culinary thrills too.

 

Posters on walls,

Turned to revving reality.

Clashing culture,

Smiling respitely.

 

Clinked glasses of champagne,

Saluting the future.

Brighter does it seem now,

Looking at how you’ve matured.

 

Important reconnaissance’s,

Tailored three piece suits.

Very Important fake laughs,

 All what you’d been in pursuit?

 

Louder music,

Dancing away complications.

More exclusive parties,

For those with more a possession.

 

Masked parades,

Hidden pleasures.

Your moment is here,

And it’s one you’ve treasured.

 

Missed calls from family,

Text message: “you’ve changed”.

Time’s looking more sacred,

Text sent; “I’ll be home in May”.

 

Dining royalty,

Uploaded snaps from iPhone.

Three hundred likes;

Your popularity’s grown.

 

Assistant rushing in traffic,

Seeking thoughtful gifts.

Carefully wrapped parcels,

As the company jet lifts.

 

Google; “Funny Birthday Quotes”,

Search item 2 looking promising.

Signed card “With love”,

G550 tyres screeching.

 

 “Love you”s exchanged.

Kisses on foreheads,

Another year’s passed,

Another one to niche.

 

~M.Babu~

© 2012 M.Babu


Author's Note

M.Babu
Another one from my Scribble Chronicles. Brushing off the dust from the pen, been a while. Thoughts?

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wow...sounds like the culmination of a lifetime of clamoring to reach the heights of fame and success which finally arrived have taken the gentle , loving moments completely away from the equation....you have everything you wanted, but have distanced yourself from everything you ever loved. correct me if i'm wrong......this is a terrific sojourn

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

M.Babu

7 Years Ago

spot on! :D Thanks for the review Quinn!
~M.Babu~



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Google; “Funny Birthday Quotes”,
Search item 2 looking promising.
Signed card “With love”,
G550 tyres screeching.

The last line is so bling/hip-hop haha.

"Gucci gucci gucci fendi fendi pradaaaaaaa.."

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

We want it all, don't we? We always did. The big piece of cheese that is the grand prize in the rat race...Life isn't about the pursuit of happiness - it's now a race, not a chase. At the end of it all, maybe there's more to life than the state of your bank account or the degrees on your wall, and the car in your garage...maybe we're not doomed to be Sisyphus, labouring up a hill of despair.
Or hamsters, running for dear life, but getting nowhere.
Awesome piece bro!

Posted 7 Years Ago


that is an awesome piece there...i like it, no! i love it.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Change is the only constant thing in a person's life. I like how you put it bro. keep up the good work.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Interesting love!
The art of maturing and evolving is not an easy path, if we change too much, people seldom see the "real" us anymore...
Frightening in a way and yet liberating!
xox

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

M.Babu

7 Years Ago

thanks Poppy!!!
Ruth

7 Years Ago

Most welcome xox
People can pick the wrong priorities. I tell people. Enjoy time with friends and family with reunions and family gatherings. It is sad when we gather for funeral only. A powerful poem. Made me think today. A excellent poem.
Coyote

Posted 7 Years Ago


'Time’s looking more sacred,
Text sent; “I’ll be home in May”.'

our lives are so busy, hardly a free moment, too many priorities and not enough time for what really matters. i liked how relaxed the rhyme was in this and the message- maybe we should all pause and consider, make the necessary adjustments, get the focus right again. keep scribbling it sounds fun! fantastic.


Posted 7 Years Ago


M.Babu

7 Years Ago

You are too kind! Thank you so much for the review!
Ambition sometimes doesn't always turn out the way we want. The more determined you are to climb to the the top the further away you seem to travel from the ones who care. I really enjoyed the way you played with the words, the imagery was perfect.

Ambition and vision,
A little greed never hurt.
Burnt that midnight oil,
Relearned what was learnt.

My favorite part. Sometimes we learn more from the bad decisions we make than we do from good advice we hear. Great Write.

Posted 7 Years Ago


M.Babu

7 Years Ago

Thanks Jay! Appreciate the thoughts...glad it connected :D
You have a message from WC ..... ' Great New life-sized posters from Zuluphenology ... A Masai on water skis talking to his girlfriend on the cell .... Hurry before stocks run out!

Posted 7 Years Ago


wow...sounds like the culmination of a lifetime of clamoring to reach the heights of fame and success which finally arrived have taken the gentle , loving moments completely away from the equation....you have everything you wanted, but have distanced yourself from everything you ever loved. correct me if i'm wrong......this is a terrific sojourn

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

M.Babu

7 Years Ago

spot on! :D Thanks for the review Quinn!
~M.Babu~

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