A voyage of life
in a slow, modest manner.
The boat being untied from the river shore,
pushed up a little towards the stream,
and then the oars taking over
to do the needful.
Once in the stream,
the boat finds its open route.
With the oars moving
steering it on its way.
Through waters deep or shallow,
negotiating sometimes between rocks,
in weather calm or breezy or stormy,
the journey goes on and on.
In the long voyage, full of ups and downs,
a partner comes quite handy, naturally.
Two plus two make four hands
to run the oars, together or alternately,
and also, two heads…minds,
are definitely better equipped
to handle the task,
meet the challenges on the way,
and steer through
till the final destination.
But conditions apply…
the co-passengers ought to be
cool and harmonious,
birds of one feather, working in tandem
to move in the same direction.
Any disharmony on the boat,
arguments and ego clashes,
do rock the boat precariously,
making it lose its direction,
getting stuck in shallow waters or sandy shores,
or crashing disastrously against some rock
to split and sink.
A sad end to the voyage of life.
All this is not to intimidate,
nor put fear into your mind.
It’s just to make you know thy voyage and
how to sail through smoothly,
living, enjoying every bit of it.
Because…life, my friend, is awesome indeed!
It’s worth living and
the voyage, worth undertaking!