Is maturity, a gain of perspective?
Does it mean-more objective?
Do we finally begin hearing more and speaking less,
Caring not just for outer, but how we insides dress.
Can we casual comments and actions ignore?
And not let every word or action, harbor, linger or store.
Do we become more caring and kind?
Learn to our own businesses mind.
Stop taking pleasure in gossip and tale,
Understand life will not always be glee and gale.
Do we stop seeking other's acceptance?
Learn to maintain healthy distance.
Does what gives us pleasure changes?
And we learn to choose our bandages.
Do we mold practices that no longer calm?
Update lifestyles with lesser qualms.
Learn more about healthy ways and balm,
And the power of silence, smiles and salaam.
Published by Shalini Kathuria Narang
Shalini Kathuria Narang is a software professional and a freelance journalist. She has reported for national and international newspapers, magazines and news sites. Her poems have been published in several anthologies including Starry Nights: Poetry of Diaspora in Silicon Valley and Pixie Dust and All Things Magical. She is a monthly contributor to Masticadores USA and has been published on Spillwords Press. She is originally from New Delhi.
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