Running Damsel

POETRY FORMAT, 13 Sep 2021

Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service

I saw her running many a time
Not very fast not too slow
Wondered whom she was running away from
Or whom she was running towards
Her Guru, her boyfriend or both
Or her Doctor advised her to run
Keep running, you will be fit as a Nun

Once she was running slowly
And I tried to question her a little
But she cared not for me
Without a sorry, without a smile
She kept on her routine
Perhaps she was running a slow mile

In cycling there is a slow cycle race
Sometimes being slow helps a person to win
Winning is what we all want to do
We all know     Slow and steady wins the race 

Some people are walking, working slowly
Wishing that they will also age slowly
But age does not bother about the pace
Or speed, it works at its own pace
And before one knows, somebody has taken their place
With people sending messages Rest in Peace

Dr Ravi P Bhatia is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment, an educationist, Gandhian scholar and peace researcher. Retired professor, Delhi University. His new book, A Garland of Ideas—Gandhian, Religious, Educational, Environmental was published recently in Delhi.


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