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Steps quickening, panting, scurrying
Hands on the clock face ticking louder
Signaling the dearth of time

Work calls
With tar, smoke and burning rubber

And then I see

Two tiny pairs of feet

Walking hand in hand

Basking in life

Just so


Written in response to YeahWrite’s GargleBlaster prompt #162
   This week's question: 
Which way to go?

Categories: Yeah Write

Shailaja V

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Sreeja Praveen · May 19, 2014 at 9:25 am

” Two tiny pairs of feet , Walking hand in hand “….

What a sweet pic, this is ! An insightful poem 🙂 Yes, a walk is never lonely when we hold hands….and then, it is a walk to remember !

tulika singh · May 19, 2014 at 9:27 am

Aww… That's just so very sweet. Love the pictures your words evoke.

Srilakshmi Indrasenan · May 19, 2014 at 9:28 am

awwww damn cute!!! 😀

Beloo Mehra · May 19, 2014 at 10:02 am

You have given a great answer to the question – which way to go? The question sort of disappears or maybe takes a different form when there is a hand to hold on to, or a hand to hold. Lovely post, Shailja!

Psych Babbler · May 19, 2014 at 11:05 am

Sometimes we get so caught up with the pace of life we forget to just be. Love the words and the picture that goes with it. I'm spending this week and the next just being…and so far, I'm loving it! 🙂

Shailaja V · May 19, 2014 at 11:10 am

Glad you thought the poem was insightful. I never really planned on it. It just happened. Sometimes, I think that is the answer to everything. Just let things happen. Touched that you liked my quote.

Shailaja V · May 19, 2014 at 11:12 am

Thank you so much, Tulika 🙂

Shailaja V · May 19, 2014 at 11:13 am

Thank you, Sri!

Shailaja V · May 19, 2014 at 11:14 am

I like how you say that the question takes a different form! That's true, Beloo. The minute we know that we have a companion, any journey seems more pleasant. Beautiful insight. Thanks for the comment!

Shailaja V · May 19, 2014 at 11:15 am

Indeed, that's all there is to life, isn't there, PB? I loved my two weeks of complete abstinence from the blog. It refreshed me no end and yet, now that I am back, I am enjoying it just as much. We need our breaks, our pauses to make us think and reflect more. Have a good break!

Shilpa Garg · May 19, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Which way to go?? Yes, no journey is difficult when there is a hand in your hand!! Loved your take on the prompt, Shailaja and welcome back 🙂 ♥

taleoftwotomatoes · May 19, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Amazing take on the prompt! Which way to go- is a question we often ponder on at many stages of our lives. And if someone is thr to walk hand in hand it is going to be a smoother path! Lovely write as always, Shailaja 🙂

Jennifer Knoblock · May 19, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Basking in life…the perfect answer!

fortyandfantastique · May 19, 2014 at 3:32 pm

I love that one…”basking in life…just so” That's a wonderful line !

Kathy Combs · May 19, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Loved your take on this prompt! Every journey is a bit nicer with a companion! ♥ Well done! ♥

theinnerzone · May 19, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Basking in life, the right choice. Beautiful take.

Vinodini Iyer · May 19, 2014 at 5:37 pm

The images popped spontaneously in my head as I went through this cute poem 🙂

Jayanta Tewari · May 19, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Two together in search of the path of life supporting each other- a great philosophy…The visual enhances the post..

theuncheshirewife · May 19, 2014 at 7:51 pm

That is so good & the words with the picture are lovely.

Marcy · May 19, 2014 at 9:03 pm

Very sweet! We have to spend time on moments like that, for sure.

Jen Brunett · May 19, 2014 at 9:52 pm

Very sweet and enjoyable!

architar · May 20, 2014 at 12:47 am

Loved it. Amazing.

Ann Bennett · May 20, 2014 at 1:25 am

I loved this. My favorite so far. Two tiny feet, what a wonderful sight.

Carol Graham · May 20, 2014 at 4:10 am

Got to hold my grandson's hand today while walking down the street. Love the feel of that soft little hand in mine and all that it represents. Thank you for a great use of your prompt

sue · May 20, 2014 at 5:04 am

reads almost like a Haiku

Rajlakshmi · May 20, 2014 at 6:12 am

aww that' s such a sweet potrayal of the two walking hand and hand.

Shailaja V · May 20, 2014 at 6:40 am

Thanks for the welcome, Shilpa. It's good to be back 🙂 Truly, all we need is a like-minded companion, isn't it?

Shailaja V · May 20, 2014 at 6:42 am

Thank you Shalini. At times, we just need that person to walk by us and make the journey a happy one.

ovengoodies · May 20, 2014 at 8:57 am

Lovely, lovely poem. And I loved the pic too. My favourite line – Basking in life, just so. Wonderful and I wish I could write as well as you do. 🙂

Robbie K · May 20, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Hand in hand just melts my heart.

kymm · May 20, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Basking in life, very sweet!

Atreyee · May 20, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Aww,so sweet!Reminds me of one of my fav poems-“Leisure” by W.H.Davies 🙂

Shailaja V · May 21, 2014 at 4:25 am

Thank you, Jennifer, for stopping by.

Shailaja V · May 21, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Thank you for saying so 🙂

Shailaja V · May 21, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Thank you Kathy 🙂

Shailaja V · May 21, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Thank you!

Shailaja V · May 21, 2014 at 5:56 pm

So happy Vinodini! Thanks for reading.

Shailaja V · May 21, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Thank you for the kind words, Jayanta!

Shailaja V · May 21, 2014 at 5:57 pm

One of my first pictures that I played around with. Glad it had the desired effect.

Shailaja V · May 21, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Something I tell myself and try to do everyday, Marcy.

Shailaja V · May 21, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Thanks Jen!

Shailaja V · May 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Nowhere near your piece of perfection, Archita. But, thank you so much 🙂

Shailaja V · May 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Very kind of you to say so. Thanks Ann 🙂

Shailaja V · May 21, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Thank you for reading, Carol 🙂

Shailaja V · May 21, 2014 at 6:02 pm

WOw that makes me happy, since I cannot write haikus! At least, I think I can't 😉

Shailaja V · May 21, 2014 at 6:07 pm

Thanks Rajlakshmi 🙂

architar · May 21, 2014 at 6:55 pm

I voted for your entry, Shailaja. It's so interesting how versatile our thoughts are on a subject. Thank you for your words. 🙂 · May 25, 2014 at 10:36 am

Great take on the prompt, and an appropriate photograph!

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