Mid-Life Crisis

End of another phase,

As I navigate through endless maze,

Days after nights and nights after days,

I fight endless battle with life’s blaze.


Nothing really feels quite right,

Insecurity takes over and I feel like a mite,

For money and fame, having an endless appetite,

I chew more than I could ever bite.


WHEN DO YOU GET TO LIVE?”, I hear this voice,

I pretend to be deaf, surrounded with other noises,

More than life, decided to embrace wrong choices,

Lost in the process are thousand fragrant poises.



As body started falling apart, I ask with a sigh,

My judgment knew no reasons why,

May be with a wrong road map, I aimed for the sky.


Acne won’t sprout on skin with wrinkles,

Liters of lotion on my skin I may sprinkle,

Not finding the road to mid-life salvation,

Endless desperation showing in my frustration.

© K.Radhakrishnan

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Poet K.Radhakrishnan lives in Bhopal city, India. Born on 4th November 1955. He is an underwriter by profession and worked as a senior level executive in NEWINDIA ASSURANCE, India's largest General Insurance Company till his retirement. He is engaged in consultant activities and insurance education. He has co-authored three insurance text books for NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EDUCATION, TRAINING AND RESEARCH(NCERT), INDIA. He has a passion for writing poetry which he pursued after retirement from his job. His first poetry book REFLECTION OF SOUL was published by LULU PRESS and is selling in Amazon and Barnes& Nobles http://www.lulu.com/shop/k-radhakrishnan/reflections-of-soul/paperback/product-23074342.html https://www.amazon.com/REFLECTIONS-SOUL-K-RADHAKRISHNAN/dp/1365769984 His second book ERUPTION OF BOTTLED UP EMOTINS is under publication.

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