Out of Breath

OUT OF BREATH : We all seem to insist on how busy, busy, busy we constantly are. Let’s put things in perspective: tell us about the craziest, busiest, most hectic day you’ve had in the past decade.

Busiest day of the decade,

Difficult choice has to be made

Among a thousand days each one busier than the last

Dozen “me”s meet each other some days, each whizzing past.


Whose turn is it to take the stage today I wonder

The wife, the doctor, the daughter or the mother?

The social me, the chef or the interior decorator?

The surgeon, the friend,the sis or the mall locator?

The mommy with the morning routine, sleepy heads woken up

Tiffins packed, flying hands, check uniforms – all done up?

Quick bath, quicker breakfast, rushing out of the door

Bated breath, traffic jams, precious patient is in labor!


Wards done, OPD done, Labor Room done, OT done,

Its evening grabbed a bite, before I come undone

Back home, quick oh quick, into the kitchen

Dinner done, home decor done, baked the chicken.


Smiling faces, music and many happy praises later, feet up – aah what bliss

Trrring goes the phone, twins in labor – Oh, oh, nothing should go amiss!

Out again through pelting rain, a drive, anxious moments and a hour or so  later

An exhausted mother, smiling through her tears makes my heart go pitter patter.


A family waits up , my hubby, son and daughter

The warm words and smiles make me feel better…

A day is done, the new one is about to begin

All I want is a cuppa and am ready to turn in.


Yet would I have it differently ,any other way?

Sometimes yes a tiny voice in me would say

But mostly no, this is me – this what I enjoy

This is me, this is my life, this gives me joy!



8 thoughts on “Out of Breath

  1. andy1076 October 24, 2014 / 11:17 pm

    whew quite the busy schedules! so many things to do, how do you keep up? 🙂

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    • ripplesnreflectiontimes October 24, 2014 / 11:44 pm

      I mentioned this when you thought of winding up ur blog if u remember, Andy….
      All of us find our ways of balancing… our ways of unwinding and our own ways of being “us”… its just a matter of choices…. and being happy with them.. what say? 🙂 😀


  2. Soul n Spirit October 25, 2014 / 4:15 am

    This is like a melodious song and it seems your hands are full. A busy bee indeed.

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  3. ripplesnreflectiontimes October 25, 2014 / 7:20 am

    Is it melodious…..You were sleepy Rashmi! Thanks a ton for dropping by though. ..u were missed!😊☺😊


  4. lifeconfusions October 25, 2014 / 7:56 pm

    I can’t help but admire all that you do. My mom always says medical field for women is the hardest as their is no sense of timings. You get an emergency call you’ve to be there despite the odds. Great piece! Hope you are having a great weekend 🙂 ❤

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  5. rajivkrishnan57 October 26, 2014 / 10:56 am

    Your day(s) …. magnificently narrated – exactly the way they they turn out to be …. every day!! The family is proud of our consummate multi-tasking wife and mother with her boundless reserves of energy. Lucky us!! Stay blessed.

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