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Life is Dicey! (Poem)

Updated on September 27, 2015

Dicey Situation


Greed makes life Dicey

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Long working hours are an added anxiety,

To a life which is full of uncertainty,

Fortunate enough if relaxation comes by,

Undoubtedly it will serve as a therapy.

Suppose relaxation gets too lengthy,

Unfortunately mind gets rusty.

If one wants to be established in society,

Must become very hardy,

No wonder name and fame comes by,

With it money too follows,

Life then enjoys a kind of stability.

The truth is:

During such a run for success,

One sometimes overlooks one’s priority.

Roll your eyes, see for yourself:

Importance is now on luxury,

Materialistic need has become primary,

Human relationship seems secondary,

Family lives are crumbling down gradually.

More and more run after money,

Certainly stabilizes financial security,

While destabilizes family and humanity.

People who march ahead in such a way,

Lacks sincerity and affinity.

A thought that pricks me:

Those having a little money,

Live life in worry and agony,

People around sometimes show sympathy,

While sometimes not even mere courtesy,

Isn't it a real pity?

Life is almost illogical,

Be it with limited or unlimited means.

Observe a little and make sure,

Nothing can be taken for granted.

Whatever situation prevails,

Everything remains irrational,

Nature of man says it all:

Work hard or sit idle,

Find a solution or create a problem,

Get into a controversy or avoid humiliation,

No mid-way but follows one way,

An ultimate result thus is always dicey,

But that’s how people love to be!

Life is rarely Even


Draw a Limit and be Happy

Isn't it very strange? We all know the consequences of our action but still we are least bothered to correct ourselves. We fail to curb our demands. People are actually trapped in their own net of expectations from life. Every situation has advantages as well as disadvantages. There is a very thin line between the two and when people simply cross it over that's a very tricky point. One fails to understand what is ‘too much’. What will be the after effect of anything which has reached its extreme point is never thought of.

Fact is people need to be very judgmental. Just treading a path without thinking of pros and cons then it is quite natural that it will bring in some kind of complication in life. Understanding a situation as well as following the mind of others is the basic requirement to keep life from being dicey.

I think it is not very tough. There is one thing which people must follow in life. That is:

Too much of everything is bad.

People are never contented. Be it anything for which the particular person longs never comes to an end. All the dicey situations can come to a respectable condition if people stop at one limited point. A limit gives a concrete shape to one's life.


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    • shampa sadhya profile imageAUTHOR

      Shampa Sadhya 

      6 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello ishwaryaa22,

      Thanks for your appreciation. It's true we must think twice before our action but alas! we usually fail to do so. Thanks again for sharing and voting up.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 

      6 years ago from Chennai, India

      A wise poem concluding on a thoughtful note. I agree with your views. People should think twice before doing/attempting anything in life. Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up

    • shampa sadhya profile imageAUTHOR

      Shampa Sadhya 

      7 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello shruti sheshadri,

      Your praise for my work has given me immense pleasure. Thank you indeed.. It's true that woes of human life is unending and so we must try to be balanced. Thanks again..

    • shruti sheshadri profile image

      shruti sheshadri 

      7 years ago from Bangalore, India

      brilliant writing, the woes of human life is never ending isnt it? Well said!

      A poem to think about indeed! :)

      glad to come across such thinking! :)

    • shampa sadhya profile imageAUTHOR

      Shampa Sadhya 

      7 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello rahul0324,

      You are a very good poet and definitely a good human being that's why you could find out something beautiful in my poetry. I consider myself a novice in writing a poetry. Thanks for your praise and it will work as an encouragement for me to continue writing poetry.

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Beautifully done Shampa... now how I wish people read and adhered to your words and took a moment to think about themselves...

      Great level of insight in your work

    • shampa sadhya profile imageAUTHOR

      Shampa Sadhya 

      7 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello shalini sharan,

      Actually, in this present world everything is moving fast even our relationships. We have become mere spectators. Thanks for acknowledging my thoughts.

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      shalini sharan 

      7 years ago from Delhi

      very true Shampa

      life has indeed become so fast. we rarely have time to spend with the people we love. time flies by. distance grows and the the world is getting materialistic.

      truly covers the picture of the present day world

    • shampa sadhya profile imageAUTHOR

      Shampa Sadhya 

      7 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello kenneth avery,

      Somehow missed to acknowledge your comment. Extremely sorry and very much thankful for your appreciation.

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      Kenneth Avery 

      7 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi,shampa sadhya . . .LOVED this hub. VERY informative, Helpful and Interesting. And VERY NEEDED. Voted up and away. Glad to meet you and now following you with great pleasure. With My Highest Regards, Kenneth Avery, from Hamilton, a small northwest Alabama town that looks like a place that Norman Rockwell would have loved to paint. I Invite YOU to check out my hubs IF you need a good laugh and I ALSO WOULD LOVE FOR YOU to Follow Me. That would be Fantastic. ((((Peace to YOU))))


    • shampa sadhya profile imageAUTHOR

      Shampa Sadhya 

      7 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello molometer,

      Thanks a lot. We actually need to fix the limit and once we can do so our most of the problems will come to an end. Thanks again.

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      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      So true, you have explained the problem that many face. We need to survive and money helps but at what cost?

      Very thoughtful hub

      Voted up

    • shampa sadhya profile imageAUTHOR

      Shampa Sadhya 

      7 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello Ruchira,

      Thanks for your awesome comment. Getting tempted is human nature and we hardly learn to control.

      Getting back to work after two days reflect your love for work. Our body is like our stomach. It also needs food to work with extra zeal. 'Rest' is its food and when it is taken in moderation it will create wonders for you in weaving magic with words.

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      7 years ago from United States

      Hi Shampa,

      Beautifully expressed and agree with each point you have described. We, humans have made our lives complicated but, then with so many vices around; who will not get

      We have 4 days of thanksgiving holidays...we were longing for it but, after 2 days, I wanted to go back to work since; I found we humans tend to sit idle and eat and

      better to do some constructive work :)

      your poem related to my 4 days off :) Voted up as beautiful, useful, awesome!

    • shampa sadhya profile imageAUTHOR

      Shampa Sadhya 

      7 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello Kawaljit kaur ji,

      I absolutely agree with you that we are humans and sometimes situation make us commit blunders. To err is human and we all come under this category. But we consider ourselves to be the supreme creation of God which I discussed in life is like balance then we must act as mature people. The best part is everyone has someone to guide but we become so stubborn that we simply ignore the warnings given by our well wishers and make life quite imbalanced.

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      Kawaljit kaur 

      7 years ago from JALANDHAR, Punjab (India)

      shampa sadhya ji


      Every word of your is absolutely correct but after all we are humans. We know what is wrong or what is right. we also know that we must think to take the next step, understand the situation and act accordingly. But sometimes situations play tricks with us. But you are right that this is where we must remain alert and try to take the right decisions.

      Thanks for sharing ur views.

    • shampa sadhya profile imageAUTHOR

      Shampa Sadhya 

      7 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello makusr,

      Your appreciation means a lot, thank you. Those who understand that the situation is dicey at least they may try their best to have a priority in life. Alas! almost all follow the same path of becoming dicey.

      Namaskar and all the best!

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      Manoj Kumar Srivastava 

      7 years ago from India

      Shampa, You have rightly pointed the malady. We don't prioritize and end up winning the world but losing those who matter. Situation is indeed dicey.

      Namaskar and warm wishes,


    • shampa sadhya profile imageAUTHOR

      Shampa Sadhya 

      7 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello TKs view,

      Thanks a lot for appreciating my words. We need to cut short our unlimited expectation level and fix our priorities.Then we can witness sweetness, simplicity and peace within and around.

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      TKs view 

      7 years ago from The Middle Path

      Very true words. So many people have become entranced by whatever the latest gadget is, they are willing to dive deeper into debt just so they can have it NOW.

      The current economic struggles present a great opportunity for us all to reexamine our priorities and maybe live a little simpler.


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