Life, Thy Name is Travel!

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Travel is what we do since the time we are born,

from childhood to youth to adulthood we all grow up so soon,

from mother’s love to father’s scolding to sibling’s fond love,

we all feel the warmth of family before deciding to leave the nest,

and fly to distant land to pursue dreams and aspirations,

taking risks , unseen trajectories & travel across unknown horizons,

building a new identity of our own is a daunting task and ,

yet we take the paths without knowing what lies ahead.

Choosing a partner or a new job or getting a transfer,

raises many doubts and we adapt to what is offered on our platter,

every new phase of life demands a new identity ,

for life is an uncertain path and veiled, remains our destiny,

often the confusion is to choose which path to take,

options are many but in life there are no re-takes,

we must bear the consequences of our decisions,

some good, some bad & some uncontrolled,

a lot of times we keep our emotions bottled,

everyone experiences life differently for we travel in unique patterns,

let’s stop judging , criticizing and questioning decisions of others,

empathy, compassion & a helping hand towards each other,

can make this travel called Life a lot more memorable,

let’s be each other’s shining light to make this journey enjoyable!

I could think of the below video while writing this blog post and hence sharing it with you all here:-)

*This writing challenge is a part of Speakeasy season 2, organized by Ruchi Verma and Dipika Singh. The theme this year is โ€˜Travelโ€™.

#SpeakEasyWithRuchiNDips

Love,

Chinmayee

70 Comments Add yours

  1. Dr. Surbhi Prapanna says:

    Wow loved it. you had shared philosophy of life so beautifully in this poem. indeed life is full of uncertainty and we do not know what happen next. that’s why it is very important to live each moment up to fullest.

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    1. Thank you so much Surbhi for stopping by. Glad that you liked my attempt. Yes, life is surely unpredictable and living in the present moment is what we can choose to do.

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    2. Jyoti Jha says:

      Lovely ponders! Beautifully expressed! Travel is all we do, literally and metaphorically ๐Ÿ˜Š Loved this philosophy.

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      1. Thank you so much Jyoti for stopping by. So glad that you liked it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Swarnali Nath says:

    I just loved the poem. Every word is true. Life is indeed a beautiful journey just like a fairy tale. I loved how you defined every phase of life so beautifully. Loved the last few lines most.. They’re so deep and heart touching.

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    1. Thanks a lot dear. Glad you liked my attempt. And thanks for stopping by. ๐ŸŒป

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  3. Blogaberry Foo says:

    Yeah still bearing the consequences of getting married hahahahahahha!!!! Good post though. It’s awesome to take the path you are unsure of so it’s exciting and you have a lot to learn.

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    1. Ha ha ha… Well said. We all have to face the consequences. Life is a mystery and we are a part of it.

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  4. I am as it is a fan.. this was.. loving .. I loved it.. I going to reread once again

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    1. Thanks my Turtle with big big wings. Hugs.

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  5. Geethica says:

    A lovely narration of travelling and life. And yes, I love that video of Rajesh Khanna. Brings back so many lovely memories in front.

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    1. Thanks a lot Geethica for stopping by. Glad you liked my attempt.

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  6. Mayuri6 says:

    Beautiful words, Chinmayee. Loved your poetic take on the prompt. You are so right when you say,
    ‘letโ€™s be each otherโ€™s shining light to make this journey enjoyable!’

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    1. Thanks a lot Mayuri ๐Ÿ˜‡.
      I am so happy you liked my attempt. Thank you for stopping by.

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  7. Sivaranjini Anandan says:

    Poetic,realistic and life journey’s truth revealed beautifully enjoyed reading this one. More power to you dear.

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    1. First of thank you for stopping by. The pleasure is all mine that I could convey my thoughts. Passing on my best regards to you.

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  8. Neha Sharma says:

    How amazingly you have explained ‘life’ in your poem, loved reading it. Also, thanks for the beautiful message, in the end, let’s make this travel called life a lot more memorable.

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    1. Thanks a lot for taking the time to read my little poem, Neha. I am happy that you liked it ๐Ÿค—. Means a lot.

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  9. Anita says:

    Enjoy the journey called life.
    It goes fast & this we need to look & be aware.
    Apt message & Hindi movie song, Chinmayee.

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    1. Thanks a lot for stopping by. Glad my thoughts resonated with you. Means a lot coming from you ๐Ÿ˜‡

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  10. Liked your narration of the journey called lfe. Its so true that we all have a unique path and different perspective so we should not criticize others.

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    1. Absolutely. This thought always resonates with me. So, happy that you felt the same way. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  11. mahekg says:

    So much said in few lines. Loved your take on the prompt. Life is a travel the most adventurous one.

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    1. Thank you so much Mahek. Glad that you liked it.

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  12. Wow lovely take on the prompt, Chinmayee. This is so relatable and fresh piece.

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    1. Thanks Nitisha. Humbled by your gesture dear ๐Ÿค—

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  13. memoryflies says:

    Life is a beautiful journey. Your poem explain it so well. We are aware about the uncertainty and so we should be light for each other. Love,love your poem.

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    1. Thank you thank you so much. It really means a lot.

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  14. Loved the way you have described life as one of the travels we all take from childhood to adulthood and till we are old.

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    1. Thanks so much dear. Appreciate that my thoughts were conveyed properly:-)

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  15. Yes, Life is a journey, and each of us have our own ways of taking the trip and arriving at our destinations. I love the unique journeys each of us have and hearing about those stories.

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    1. Absolutely. Each story is unique and interesting in its own way.

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  16. Debidutta Mohanty says:

    A sweet, crisp and beautiful take on the prompt. Loved the way you have shared your thoughts here in the form of a poem. While reading this poem I was reminded of the poem which was my favourite during school days ” The road not taken” by Robert Frost. I like your poems Gayatri, have read few from ur blog.

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    1. Debi, Thanks a ton! If my poem reminded you of this beautiful & famous poem then I think I can say I am elated. Thank you for taking time to indulge . Means a lot Debi. A big hug.

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  17. bytetrails says:

    I always admire people who can write such beautiful poetry. Loved reading yours on Life. Keep penning

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    1. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

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  18. Aesha says:

    Wow, loved your poetry on life. Indeed it’s a journey and you have indeed shown a great way to love life through your verse.

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    1. Thank you Aesha, so glad you liked my attempt.

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  19. every new phase of life demands a new identity ,..such a beautiful line. Very well written and expressed poem.

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    1. Thanks a ton for stopping by , Swati

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  20. Archana says:

    Superb Chinmayee! You have perfectly penned the reality of life, the phases that we cross while growing, initially from a child under protective nest to gradually grown up sole decision maker. Life is indeed a mix journey of few mistakes and lots of learnings ! Always love the way you pour your thoughts!

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    1. Archana love the way you encourage me. Thank you so much for your encouraging words and I am so happy that you liked it.

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  21. shravmusings says:

    I so loved this poem. Just loved every word of it and read, re-read it again before commenting.๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Awwww… Means a lot to me ๐Ÿ˜. Thanks a lot.

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  22. aditi says:

    Loved the poetic form of life that’s a beautiful journey. Enjoyed to see how you played with the words:)

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    1. Thank you so much for liking it and taking time to stop by.

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  23. mummatalks says:

    Wow loved your wonderful take on travel. Indeed life is a journey which we have been on frm the tme we are born. With unexpected bends n turns life is full of thrills and fun.

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    1. I am sincerely thankful for you taking time to stop by my blog and glad that you liked my attempt.

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  24. This has been the most surprising year for us all…a year we would prefer to file away ….lol…Your poem lends so much hope…thank you for writing this one…

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    1. yes, I think this year has helped in revisiting our perspectives. I am so happy you liked my attempt. Thanks for stopping by.

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  25. Disha says:

    Beautiful penned lines, summing up the journey called life. The more we travel this journey, the more we grow. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  26. Life is full of unexpected surprises. What a wonderful poem giving hope especially in this year where everything seems to be difficult for everyone.

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    1. Thanks a ton for the appreciation. And I am so happy that you took the time to read my blog.

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  27. Pr@Gun says:

    zindagi ek safar hai suhana… no doubt we all have a journey to embark on and it’s our path we walk with our learnings and experiences at each step and age of life. Nice post and poetic touch to it.

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    1. Thank you for taking time to read the poem . Seriously Life is a journey & a very uncertain one. Only thing in our hand is to enjoy the ride as much as we can.

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  28. Poonam says:

    Life! Go with the flow or sometimes against it. I liked the lines where you talk about decisions. What we are at this moment is because of the decisions we made.

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    1. Hi Poonam, thanks a lot for stopping by. So happy that the poem made sense about what I wanted to convey! Yes, decisions make our life.

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  29. Sweta says:

    Have love for poem and travel both. You have presented it beautifully. And that song. Zindagi ek Safarโ€ฆ Ahaann.

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    1. Thanks Sweta for your comments. So so glad that you liked it.

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  30. Life is really a travel. Lovely lines!

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    1. Thanks a lot Puspanjalee, coming from you it means a lot. Thanks again for stopping by.

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  31. Nils says:

    You have explained the saga of life so simply yet beautifully!

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    1. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and sharing these encouraging words. Really appreciate ๐Ÿค—

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  32. Beautifully penned. Loved every word of it.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and I am so happy that you liked it.

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  33. Shalzz says:

    How beautiful is your take on the prompt. Rather than simply speaking about travel in the literal sense, you have used some amazing metaphors!

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    1. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and taking the time to read. I am so happy that you liked my attempt.

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