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Chain of Activities

Umesh is a freelance writer contributing his creative writings on varied subjects in various knowledge and educational sites in internet.

Preface

For some people life becomes a monotonous thing and they do not have any alternatives also. They go through a chain of activities daily in the same fashion. I have tried to depict this situation through this simple poem. Some readers might also find some hilarious reflections in this composition which is not unintentional.

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Chain of activities

It is wake up call for Yoga,
Time is six in the morning.
Followed by meditation,
No time for chit - chat sharing.

I have to walk now for at least,
a two thousand gallops.
Without which my doctor says,
No use of taking tablets.

I come back in time for,
White of only one egg take,
Spread on my plate like
The delicate princely cake.

I have to do some odd jobs,
And she hands me my lunch.
I proceed to my work place,
With usual ambitious hunch.

I am entitled to one tea,
That also sugar free.
I have to wait till two,
Then open my lunch decree.

At four after siesta,
I get my sugar free coffee.
I start winding up,
To return to home fluffy.

As I reached my house,
She comes out with force.
Gives me a mechanical hug,
Without any remorse.

Now time to watch news,
See those repeated views.
Then go to my desktop,
To write some creative soap.

Dinner is ready at nine,
There is no oil or wine.
Gulping down the healthy food,
I try to control my mood.

I have to see my snail mail,
Which has no start and no tail.
Now it is time to go to bed,
Some prayers are to be said.

What I only remember,
And have an inner murmur.
It is wake up call for Yoga,
Time is six in the morning.

Endnote

Life is like that. Some people are tied to their routine firmly due to various compulsions whether they like it or not. There life is like machine, disciplined and fixed. There is no time for subtle sentiments there. Whatever there is - only a chain of routine activities.

© 2020 Umesh Chandra Bhatt

Comments

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on July 28, 2020:

SKMUNSHI, thanks a lot for your detailed observations.

SKMUNSHI on July 28, 2020:

If one is able to maintain planned chain of activities for a day then one can say he has conquered the day.The fact is with too much social media attention we somewhere miss our objectives. Even if we receive gentle loving hug from our dear ones we feel

it is mechanical & we also think that odd jobs are supposed to be done by others.unless we change our mindset we will continue to ponder and that is not going to happen.

Enjoy every activity one undertakes .

As usual nicely written down the dilemma ofa gentle MAN.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on July 27, 2020:

K K Bhatt, thanks a lot.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on July 27, 2020:

Anand, thanks a lot for your encouraging words. It means a lot to me. Appreciate.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on July 27, 2020:

Astha, thanks for your beautiful comment. Appreciate.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on July 27, 2020:

Sangita, thanks a lot for your visit.

Krishna Kumar Bhatt on July 27, 2020:

I reflect on my life. Subtle enquiry pops up. Is it any different? I guess not.

S K Anand on July 27, 2020:

Enjoyed going through your poem very nicely worded about monotony. Thanks for sharing.

Ajay Krishan Ashta on July 27, 2020:

In fact, we have forgotten the idea of taking a break from our routine life in the competitive scenario.

We forget it till we are forced to take a break.

Sangita on July 27, 2020:

Hahah - I found it definitely hilarious :).

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 26, 2020:

Manatita, appreciate your beautiful comment. God bless you my brother in all your creative endeavours. Keep in touch.

manatita44 from london on May 26, 2020:

I don't really plan, although I admit there's merit to that. For Bill and Linda I can see why it makes sense.

I know I pray a lot, meditate a lot, read, answer mails and do online poetry and Hubs. I go shopping, walking, cooking and cleaning plus. Alas! My pattern is not fixed. I was better when at work and I knew that my Centre worship was Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings.

At least I do these virtually now and have added in Saturdays, as well as my daily mornings and bedtime at my shrine/puja space.

Good to read your programme. Hari Om!

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 23, 2020:

Dora, thanks for visiting.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on May 20, 2020:

Interesting chain of activities well laid-out. We can all relate to the familiar schedule.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 17, 2020:

Linda, thanks for your encouragement.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 17, 2020:

Devika, thanks a lot for visiting.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 16, 2020:

You've described the chain of activities in a monotonous life very well. We need some variation in our daily activities, especially at this time.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on May 16, 2020:

I live most days in and around my home. On certain days I feel like a change in my routine and do a different activity. Thank you for this hub.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 16, 2020:

Thanks Flourish, for your nice thoughts.

FlourishAnyway from USA on May 15, 2020:

Particularly during the pandemic when we are stuck at home this describes the monotony of everyday life. I do try to mix it up a little though. Anyone who lives with young relatives has no choice in that. I enjoyed your poem!

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 15, 2020:

Rohini:

Thanks for your crisp observation.

Liz:

So happy that you liked it. Thanks.

Nithya:

Thanks for your encouraging words.

DreamerMeg:

Yoga is also a form of exercise only but in subtle ways with rhythmic inhaling and exhaling. One can do morning exercises in any form, Yoga is not the only way. Thanks for your detailed response. Appreciate.

Ruby:

Thanks a lot for your encouraging comment. It means much to me.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 15, 2020:

I think most people live a pretty routine life, so I could relate to your poetry. Well done.

DreamerMeg from Northern Ireland on May 15, 2020:

Yes, some parts of my day I like to have a routine but other parts of the day I make up for that, sometimes gardening or writing or even house cleaning. It ought to be yoga and 6am is not too bad but I do not know yoga. I miss my exercise classes!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on May 15, 2020:

Yes, life is like that and we are bound by routine activities. But I try to take a break from routine now and then just to relax and enjoy living life! You have portrayed the mundane existence of life so well in your poem.

Liz Westwood from UK on May 15, 2020:

This is a humorous and sadly all too familiar for some take on life. It's a well-written poem.

Rohini T on May 15, 2020:

I could relate to this as a homemaker. Nice light take on the reality of many people's lives.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 15, 2020:

Ann:

Feel happy that it brought smile to you. Appreciate your visit. You are the early bird. Stay blessed.

Lorna:

Nice to note that you are happily busy. That is great. Keep it up. Our good wishes to you.

Rinita:

Initially my idea was to make it a completely hilarious one. But I do not know how those serious notes entered in between. Nice that you could find those hilarious punctuations.

Eric:

Eric, my friend you are a kind soul. I am touched by your remarks. Highly appreciate. Keep in touch.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on May 15, 2020:

Great commentary on life. I do not so much fall into.... well this. I really laughed at your work.

Umesh you are talented. I can say I will think on your creation here all day.

Rinita Sen on May 15, 2020:

I like your subtly humorous take on a person's monotonous life. On a serious note, I think most of us could relate to this. Very few people have adventurous lives, no matter how common the movies and the novels make it seem.

Lorna Lamon on May 15, 2020:

I must admit I do have a pretty structured day, however, before Covid 19 I always set aside free time which I think is necessary for spirit and mind. It is so easy to get into a rut where we are existing not really living. Great poem Umesh which made me think.

Ann Carr from SW England on May 15, 2020:

Yes, I think you're right that many live in this way. I would go crazy!

I do have some routine of course but it is more than usually punctuated or even negated by some far more interesting activities or diversions.

Great poem and it did make me smile.

Ann

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