Middle age is not,
the beginning of an end;
it's an opportunity to pause,
and while there's time, do a mend.
A mend or small steer,
from the direction we are heading;
towards doing something we always dreamt of,
instead of taking the path we are automatically treading.
Most of the time till now,
we did what was expected out of us;
playing roles of sibling, spouse or parent,
giving our best in each role thus.
We forget the humans we are,
with beating hearts and simmering dreams;
we hardly realize when we start living,
in an automatic mode it seems.
When days start and end,
exactly as they do every day;
we are drowned in monotony,
instead of wondering what different can we do today.
Like the interval of a movie,
where you pause and readjust;
distance yourself from the story around you,
and give yourself that requisite nudge
to start doing what you love to,
without bothering to fit in;
liberate yourself from expectations around you,
and nurture the soul deep within.
The soul that feels parched,
for the need of compassion;
give it the gratitude and love it deserves,
rewater the seeds of your passion.
Today, take a small step,
try to do things differently;
for a change, start living for yourself,
give your system a deserved reboot.
Middle age is the time,
to switch directions from around to within,
start being compassionate to yourself,
and rediscover the spark that's missing.