There is a purpose

I often wonder if I’m wasting my years by taking it slow,

with different events happening in different parts of the same world-

while sun, moon and stars being omnipresent, even in their absence,

the birds chirp making melody off a day,

flowers bloom lighting up sunshine,

I often wonder if I’m wasting my years by taking it slow,

while cicadas* thrive underground for decades-

to emerge and live for barely few weeks,

amidst the bustling and busyness environs they buzz in all hastiness-

in search of a mate before they perish,

I often wonder if I’m wasting my years by taking it slow,

while hornbills** thrive only to be with each other,

overcoming trials and tribulations- the female locks up her nest warding off danger,

the male fends for food, if he dies, she and her chicks perish too-

until death do them apart,

I often wonder if I’m wasting my years by taking it slow,

One Earth, many lives, many stories,

in its wilderness, i find stillness that survives,

in its entirety, i find hope that thrives,

in its supremacy, i find purpose that excites.

187 words

cicadas :- an insect (more about them here)

hornbills :- a bill ( more about them here)

Acknowledgements :- Thank you Brendan for hosting Earthweal Weekly Challenge; Theme :- Wild Stillness. For rules please refer here. Thank you all for stopping by and reading.

7 thoughts on “There is a purpose

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  1. A wonderful reflective poem. I love the repeated line. At my age, I have no choice but to take it slow and must say I prefer it to the frenzied busy years that preceded this time of life. One becomes an observer, noting, as you do in your poem, the small wonders all around.


  2. Maybe its a paradox, to be globally-sighted, locally thriving and all in stillness, but it provides such a lens for the world to see itself, don’t you think? Thanks for participating at earthweal, hope to see you again there!

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