I started working when I had just past 21 years of age and looked forward to a long and wholesome career. Now just shy of 60, suddenly all those years are behind me and there are just months left- three to be precise, which will soon become days and then hours!
I am filled with mixed feelings – on one hand there’s relief to be getting away from big bad corporate world and on the other there’s anxiety as to what shall I be doing without the daily routine of last 40 years or so? This has led to composition of a few lines that read as under:
It seems like yesterday – my first day in office,
Fresh out of college and completely novice!
Indeed I became an expert and learned tricks of the trade
And by working hard, I was able to make it to a reasonable grade.
How the years passed by in running for that something is a mystery;
Lot of things were acquired yet all that seems like history!
As the professional journey nears its final bend
My heart says it’s just a pause and not an end!
There’s so much to be done and do much to explore
And that new journey will offer opportunities galore
I will fulfil dreams tucked in some corner of my heart
And start all over again with a new zeal and that’s the art!