Just Busy


@ Geetha Ravindran

The red numbers of my calendar
Always keep laughing at me
Allure me
Come near, come near
Prompt me

Ho! But no, not yet finished
To be at your arms
Duties… lots and lots of them, undone
Nag me, drag me
Drain me drop by drop
Taint me tint by tint
We’re to be cared of
They snatch every bit of me

And at the end as you turn up
Dear holiday,
No holidaying left for me
Look, I am intoxicated
A real workaholic!

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Born on first Nov 1959 in Mumbai, INDIA. Had the schooling at Mumbai & graduated in Physics from Calicut University in Kerala. Married to M Ravindran. We have 2 boys , the elder is Lt. Commdr in Indian Navy & the younger boy is doing his MS ( Aero space) at IIT Chennai,India. I am working as a MATH Teacher at Kendriya Vidyalaya since 1980. I write poems in Malayalam, English & Hindi. Published 5 malayalam Poem collections and one in English. Many of my poems have been published in journals.

8 thoughts on “Just Busy

  1. amitapaul

    This poem focuses on an unusual subject , work versus leisure , and how holidays lose meaning for a workaholic. It reminds one of WH Davies’ famous poem , ‘ Leisure ‘.


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