Aging is inevitable...
Sooner or later it catches up with all of us. This poem captures my struggle with accepting the visible signs of aging …
by Tara Anand
Looking in the mirror I see today
My browns being swallowed by dreaded grey!
Startle, rude shock and heavy dismay
Although I knew this would come my way.
Good Lord, what now! What am I to do?
I'm too young and vain to let grey rule!
Yet these silvery strands are nothing to hide...
I'm secretly proud of earning my stripes.
So I'll follow the norm and color them over
But once I turn fifty, I'll let them take over.
|Photography by Elena Ray|
Tara Anand (formerly Charu Agarwal) is a yoga teacher, counselor, alternative healing practitioner and above all an ardent seeker. She practices and teaches Patanjali’s classical Ashtanga Yoga as a means for mindful living, self-inquiry and self-empowerment. She is passionate about sharing the gift of yoga with others and assisting them on their journey home. She writes for My Yoga Online and teaches at Dhyānā, her Studio for Yoga and Wellness in Gurgaon, India. Charu started writing poetry quite by accident when during her personal yoga practice one day, a few lines of what would be her first poem just bubbled into her awareness. Since then she finds deep solace in expressing her innermost feelings through poetry. She also loves to retreat into nature, sketch, read and spend time with her family. You may connect with Charu via her website, Facebook, twitter or e-mail her: firstname.lastname@example.org
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