Hobby--A haiku

Age is increasing,

Body movements slow me down.

World’s competitive!

Sooner or later,

Got to retire from duties.

What will I perform?

Have Spare time on hand.

Let me reminisce my likes;

Consider my zeal.

Develop hobby,

For my time to slip away;

Crucial diversion.

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

Ruch what a great collection of hobbies.. Haikus..hobbies..no wait haikus up and as always awesome!

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Way to go Ruchira!! Wish i had time for a hobby. Spare time, I have none..Blame it all on Hubpages.HaHa..Great haiku...

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

thank you frank. you are humorous :)

thanks ruby. I am glad you liked it as well. Yes, gotta blame it on hubpages but, then this is also a hobby that we are pursuing...i.e. writing :)

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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

They say aging is not for sissies ??

I should have appreciated my youth more. I took everything for granted....

I am lucky - I've lost 10 pounds and 30 years... I will soon be 25 :)))

Ruchira, I've voted these senrue's of you up and thought-provoking :)

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

I agree Martie. Youth there is energy and body is disease free but, gotta start making investments for our old age and that includes an investment of our mind as well.

Good to hear that you lost pounds. I still have my December pie's fat hanging around me and gotta take out at least 5 pounds. oh well!

Thanks for your vote of confidence :) appreciate it coming from a prolific writer like you...cheers!

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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I like the hobby you have right now, Writing on HubPages :)

Love the haiku!

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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

My hobby is writing on h/p and I love your poem, make sure you stay strong. Voted up and awesome, Joyce.

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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Voted up and awesome - yeah your hobby is US! Lol

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anglnwu 4 years ago

Haha, crucial diversion--so true--hobby does that. Writing on hp is also my hobby--pretty addictive, if you ask me. Thanks for sharing your beautiful poem.

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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

I am all for hobbies, but I have too many!! I can't wait to retire so I have more time for them all. Just hope my body can keep up with my plans. Great writing Ruchira, my votes to you.

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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Fabulous haikus, I wish I had more time for my hobbies, work keeps getting in the way!!

Voting up and awesome

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Susan, Joyce, Kelly

YES, are'nt we lucky to have each other's back and a HOBBY :)

Thank you so much for your support.

Best wishes to you as well...cheers!

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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

A brilliant haiku;thanks for sharing.

take care and enjoy your weekend.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I may be slower but I definitely am busier as well. Thank you for a wonderful haiku and my best to you.

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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

So true! I wonder what people without hobbies do in retirement???

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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

great advice Rani...you've created a great hobby on this...

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molometer 4 years ago

Sums up life after work. Interesting. Good work!

Makes us wonder where we found the time to work?

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Love your Haiku these poems are great. I know what you mean by getting old moving slow.

voted up


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Voting up A&B I can relate to this, I am there and my hobby is here. :)

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makusr 4 years ago from India

Ruchira, How can you write these haiku.Why retirement and things like this. One should be alive till the last breath is there. Enjoy the world till you can do it. You are my hobby and your comment is my elixir. Now for the literary part. Somebody asked me to have a dekko at their poem. And now I ask the same person to teach me the tricks of the trade. Teacher please do it. BTW I am still Manoj for you.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Angi,

Yes, Hubpages is so addictive that I am happy to have got addicted as well :)

Hi Annie,

I am happy to hear that you have many hobbies. Wishing you many more wonderful years to fulfill them, my friend!

Hi Lesley,

I have got inspired by you in many ways, my friend. I wish you many more years to develop your aspirations and help inspire amateurs like me :)

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Eiddwen,

Thank you for your support and apologize for the delay in replying back.

Thank you Bill. Who says you are slow, my friend. Whenever I blink, I see 2 hubs published by you. I should be calling myself slow 'cause can't keep up with you...lol

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Exactly Audrey. Before Retirement, we ought to know our likes/dislikes so that we can keep our mind busy...it's very important!

thank you for your vote of confidence :)

Hi Raciniwa,

Thank you dear. btw, you have stopped by Ruchira's hub and not Rani's...lol

wishing you peace and joy, my friend

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Molometer,

Yup, life is not ALL about work. We ought to think about ourselves. Hobby is a thing which helps give us peace and contentment. Thanks for stopping by!

Hi Debbie,

thank you for your vote of confidence. Always a pleasure to hear from an ardent poet herself :)

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author



I am glad that you found your hobby and wishing you peace and joy, my friend!


What a surprise to see you :) You have a wonderful hobby, my friend. Your writing is precious and yet entertaining. Keep penning down your thoughts and we will keep visiting you. Hubpages, is good "adda" of hubbing and commenting and giving each other joy :) Cheers!

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radhikasree 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

Your Haiku reminded me that I'm also getting slowed down. With how much agility, I used to do everything during those youth times? I'm so sad..............that I lost all those charming days of vigor and solace.

Nice Haiku Ruchira. Up, beautiful and awesome.

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Radhika,

I agree as we age we do tend to slow down in the NUMBER of things we do. But, on the positive side...we have matured so much inour thinking and we love what ever life we have left :)

Wishing you peace and joy, my friend!

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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

nice, ruchira. I really like the last one. Nice work!

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Justin. Good to get your vote on this :)


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

My hobby is writing and I am glad to meet very kind person like you. Beautiful poem. Keep on writing! Rated up and enjoy your day.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Prasetio30,

Thanks and wishing you luck in your future endeavors as well!


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Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

Hi Ruchira .... beautiful and voted across the board... well done and so true... we do need to stay active or at least I do... you see I am sneaking up there.... and Shhhhh not a word to anyone.

Hugs from Canada

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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Thailand

These are actually very good. Getting the life meaning, or thought provocation into that last line can be tricky! Nice work.

Socially shared, up and awesome.

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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Nice haiku about things we all think about. I have enough hobbies to keep me busy for two lifetimes, at least! Cheers, Ruchira. Good job!

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Rolly. I agree that we don need to stay active 'cause an idle mind will lead to many illnesses.

Thanks Brett. I am happy to get your vote of confidence in the above.

Thanks Vicki. I am glad to hear that you will never die of boredom :) Cheers, my friend!

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SanneL 4 years ago from Sweden

Beautiful haiku Ruchira. It is very important to stay active all throughout our life in one way or another, and writing is very good hobby. I hope to see more of these haiku's from you. Lovely! Voted up, beautiful and shared.

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

I agree..Blessed are we that we could adapt this hobby Sannel.

thanks for your vote of confidence and votes and shares :)

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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, Ruchira, beautiful haiku, and yes its so true that hobbies are important, my hobby was always writing! lol! so it seems that I spend most of my days inbetween work on my hobby! voted and shared! nell

Sunnie Day 4 years ago

So glad this was shared ..I seem to miss this one...Having a hobby is such a wonderful thing to keep our minds working and busy. Great Haiku..Loved it! Thank you..:)

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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Ruchira, do we ever retire? The body will slow down but the mind doesn't! Being active in body or mind is living.

Nice haiku. Voted up, beautiful.

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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

I think that many of us here can associate with that poem about aging. If writing on HubPages...that is surely one hobby and for most people there are probably others. Good to stay active and engaged. I liked your Haiku poem. Voted up!

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Wondeful poem and good advice for those on retirement. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

This is really well done. I like what you have done here. I am retired and it is so important to have hobbies and keep busy, which I do. I don't know where I found the time to work, now.

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Nell, Writing sure is a wonderful hobby. I am LOVING it as well :) Good luck, my friend!

Hi Sunnie, Yes, having a hobby keeps our mind occupied and we tend to live longer since; mind takes us miles ;) Thanks for your support.

Hi Rajan, Some do retire thus, the above :) mind should definitely stay active. Thanks for stopping by :)

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you PEggy. I am glad you liked the above :) Cheers!

Thank you Alocsin. Yes, a hobby esp during retirment is very important. I am happy to get your vote of confidence :)

Thanks suzettenaples. I am glad you agree with the above. Wishing you a life which is at peace yet busy from your mind...cheers!

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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada

Loved this poem! The word choice, the timing ... wonderful! You are very good at this "hobby" of writing. Voted up, awesome and beautiful.

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you prairie princess. Pleasure to see ya :)

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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

I have so many different hobbies... only they make me lose all track of time! Cute poem!

iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

This was an excellent haiku!!! Bravo, clap, clap, yeah!!!

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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Still as great as the first time I read them!

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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)


What wonderful Haiku! I've begun writing "how-to" craft articles, so now I can combine my professional writing with some of my craft hobbies.

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traslochimilano 4 years ago from USA

Awesome hub. I really liked it and votes up.

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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

One should always keep a hobby at hand!

Great Haikus Ruchira!

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Lucky you BBG. having many hobbies is good since; if one loses interest in one...can get hold of the other and keep switching back and forth for recreation purpose.

Wishing you joy in whatever you do...cheers!

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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

nice take Haiku, Ruchira

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shimmering Dawn 4 years ago

Wise haikus, my dear. I guess these hobbies are what are going to brighten our aged existence. Have a blessed day.

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you iamaudraleigh for a round of applause and appreciation :)

Thank you Audrey. Always a pleasure!

Thank you Daisy. You bet, your wonderful hubs on different hobbies can sure help people do something constructive...cheers, my friend!

Thank you traslochimilano. I am glad you liked it :)

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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Great Haiku Ruchira! Our body might be slowing down as we aged but our mind is still not at rest and we are learning a lot especially now that we are in HP. Well, it does for me. It´s a kind of brainstorming, learning technical uses for increasing traffic for my writing.

Hobbies are good to keep us active and it brightens our existence. Voted up and shared.

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dghbrh 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Very beautiful Haiku with a profound topic.

Voted up and sharing.

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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Lovely Haiku - it made me smile.

IntegrityYes 4 years ago

I voted way up!

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