Updated date:

Inherent switch

Inherent switch

Past memories are a luring ally,
they provide, consultancy,
when unnecessary.

Time moves on,
never holding on for a second,
and yet, we hold on to past memories, frugal.

We wish to re-live, bygone moments,
yet nurturing a future that,
shove away our now.

Unless, we toggle the inherent switch,
and live for the moment,
we would miss the unknown bliss.

© 2019 Hari Prasad S


Hari Prasad S (author) from Bangalore on September 25, 2019:

Thanks shaloo :-)

Shaloo Walia from India on September 25, 2019:

A profound life lesson presented beautifully!

Hari Prasad S (author) from Bangalore on September 21, 2019:

Thanks Marietta :-)

Marieta Maglas on September 21, 2019:

Beautiful poem.

Hari Prasad S (author) from Bangalore on September 06, 2019:

Thanks Eric :-)

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 06, 2019:

I reckon you are a very wise man and I learn from you. Dankeschön,

Hari Prasad S (author) from Bangalore on July 11, 2019:

Thanks Nithya :-)

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on July 10, 2019:

Oh yes we have to toggle the inherent switch and live for the moment. Wisdom in your words, great poem.

Hari Prasad S (author) from Bangalore on June 30, 2019:

Thanks Li for the wonderful comment. :-)

Li-Jen Hew on June 30, 2019:

Hi Hari. You are wise. We live in the past and forget to live in the moment. I like how you refer to the past and present in the same stanza as if the persona cannot get the past out of his or her mind. Thanks for sharing.

Hari Prasad S (author) from Bangalore on June 27, 2019:

Thanks Rinita. :-)

Rinita Sen on June 27, 2019:

Powerful wisdom in this short verse. Yes, I believe we all have that switch, but do we use it as often as it should be used? We could all help ourselves a little by doing so.

Th flow of the verse is promising. A great philosophical write.

Related Articles