Harsh realities of Modern Life!I was fresh and energetic every day, I could hit the gym,
after a hard workout head to the office.
I could handle meetings, deadlines, quick decisions.
improving business, partying hard, I could do it all with panache.
I had a lovely family, a fancy sports car with a hefty bank
I enjoyed my food, smoke and alcohol had an active social life
and yes I was at the top of the world.
I gained weight slowly, I was getting more irritated and stressed.
I was told, I had BP & Diabetes and given pills to swallow.
As time went by, gym sessions were painful, joints were stiff,
my stride was odd. I was told I had arthritis, started medications.
Sleep was often a struggle with frequent visits to the counselor,
I found that I had insomnia due to chronic stress and so, another couple of pills.
A few years later, walking meant struggling to breathe, frequent chest pains
and a bloated stomach. I knew another trip to the doctors was imminent.
I was diagnosed to have smoker's lung, arteries of the heart were clogged,
and had a failing liver due to years of alcohol abuse.
I had a stent in my heart, put on the waiting list for a liver transplant,
back home, I had to face the harsh truth, I was becoming an invalid.
My father a quiet, stoic man, was much fitter than I walked into my room.
Son, Welcome home! But father you look younger and fitter than me! Why?
I had warned you, Son, your body is a temple, if you look after it, then Old Age is fun and happiness as you walk into your sunset.
If you neglect it, it's like a depilated temple in ruins, your harsh life has ruined as you slowly,
Now watch your system give up due to years of abuse and you pass away in suffering.
I'm sorry Dad, I should have listened to you.
It's too late Son, but don't worry we are around to help you.
At teach let's teach your children the vagaries of so-called Modern Life.
I looked at the setting sun, dusk was setting in that day and also in my life,
I felt angry at myself, for it was me,
me alone who was responsible for my miserable state