But One Of These Days I’ll Get Up And Get Going ….

I’ve been soaking in the Sun

I’ve been dancing with the Moon;

I’ve been lazing around

I’ve been, cosily, home bound;

But one of these days I’ll get up and get going……………

I’ve been sleeping on the pill

I’ve been waking up at will;

I’ve been pottering away

I’ve been putting off to December, what I could do in May;

But one of these days I’ll get up and get going……………

I’ve been making excuses

With simple ingenuity, oh how me it amazes;

Rainy day, grainy day, gaming day, taming day,

Sunny day, funny day, grouchy day, slouchy day

I while away time as I may;

But one of these days I’ll get up and get going……………

A large to-do list to work on

Of banal and blah, of insipid and ho-hum

I’d like my days to be shorn;

But one of these days I’ll get up and get going……………

Many a responsibility to shoulder,

many duties to take upon

The hideous, the heinous, the beastly, the basal,

the villainous, the vicious

With measures of goodness and honesty,

I wish to con;

But one of these days I’ll get up and get going……………

Square up my shoulders for people to lean on

Extend a hand or two to help

the desolate, the lovelorn

Get run off my feet

to run an errand for someone

Lend a patient ear for grief,

for problems, for fun;

But one of these days I’ll get up and get going……………

Think fast on my toes

to make decisions

Look the trouble in the eye

and work out solutions,

Strive to have answers on my fingertips

to satisfy the curious mind

Infuse the spirit of harmony,

with which relationships to bind;

But one of these days I’ll get up and get going……………

Comb out the tangles from a

messy mop of a loved one’s head

Crease out lines of worry

and wipe out the sweat,

Sniff out chaos and commotion

before they grow in proportion

Comfort a forlorn soul

with a kind heart and compassion;

But one of these days I’ll get up and get going ……………

L. Aruna Dhir
L. Aruna Dhirhttp://www.larunadhir.blogspot.com
L. Aruna Dhir is a recognized and national-poll winning Corporate Communications Specialist and Writer. Currently, she is a Feature Writer for ehotelier.com and Columnist with Hospitality.Net – the world’s two highest-ranked Hospitality publications. Aruna is also an avid blogger and a published poet; with two anthologies to her credit. Her writings appear in several national and international publications. A seasoned hotelier, with over 20 years of experience with some of India and Asia's top hotel brands, Aruna’s industry writings are syndicated to the finest global hospitality bodies and used as references in case studies and hotel schools. As an industry expert, Aruna has launched brands, developed training modules, created standardization dockets on business communication and written manuals. Aruna has been engaged in freelance work for Doordarshan – the Indian National Television, All India Radio, and Times FM. Aruna also serves on the Board of Association of Emerging Leaders Dialogues (AELD), a front-running Commonwealth Body that works towards developing leaders and influencers of tomorrow, with Princess Anne as its international President. An All- India level topper in her Public Relations course, Aruna has represented India to a select group of opinion-makers in the United States, as a Cultural Ambassador under the aegis of Rotary International. She has also participated in the IXth Commonwealth Study Conference held in Australia and chaired by Princess Anne. L. Aruna Dhir is the first-ever Creative Writer for the Indian greeting cards giant – ARCHIES Greetings and Gifts Ltd. She is the only person in India to have contributed original verses and have her byline on the cards. In her official and personal capacity L. Aruna Dhir has and continues to work on several social awareness projects – People for Animals, Earthquake Relief, National Blind Association, PETA, WSPA, Change.org, Friendicoes to name a few. www.luckyaruna.blogspot.com
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Larry Tyler

This is really good. Strong Ink

Joel Elveson

L. Aruna, this is an incredibly beautiful poem. Each verse conjured up images that are so clear it is as if they were right in front of you.

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