Despite it all I find myself at the bottom of the mountain still #FridayReflections


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Here I am at the foot of the mountain and

see the top ahead of me ,

tall, reaching out to the sky.

The lofty goals I ‘d set myself .

 Often  I had imagined , how  it would be out there –

My head above the clouds, nearer the stars, the sun, the moon.

Staring at the world below, Savouring  the rarified air. 

And basking in the glory on the pinnacle of whatever it was I wanted to be .

I’d like to think I tried my best to get on top of things, clambering up step by step, scratching my knees,  changing my path, to make the journey up the hill.

Yet , Despite  it all I find  myself  at the bottom of the mountain still.

Looking upwards as it looms  ahead , still waiting for me 


Till suddenly I  realise with shock  that all along, this was where I was meant to be.

Right at the bottom,  always there , waiting to help others to get up there, 

To help them climb successfully .


Are you like me,  far away from meeting your goals and fulfilling your ambitions?

This often made frustrated and disappointed till I realised that I was in a place where I was needed and perhaps that was the journey meant for me ! 


Responding  to the prompt

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams.

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A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!

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11 Responses

  1. RT says:

    wow what a gorgeous poem – so eloquent.

  2. Shalini says:

    That’s one beautiful poem. Yes, I’m far from fulfilling my ambitions but I am trying. These days, I try to be more organized and that’s paying me well.
    P.S: I am getting your comment on my blogs.
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  3. Nice one…so often we wish to be everywhere but where we are. I really liked that quote by Douglas Adams.
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  4. Esha M Dutta says:

    It’s a lovely quote and reflects what I often think of where I find myself. Loved your take on the prompt, Sunita. It’s a beautiful way of coming to terms with what could have been!

  5. Shilpa Garg says:

    Oh wow! That’s so profound and thought provoking too. Loved the thought, yes, we may have ended up where we are needed to be, and we are enjoying that place and it makes us happier too!

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