Hold that cup

Hold that cup and take a deep breath.

You’ve come a long way through endless days and nights

Through a million questions and self-doubt

Struggling through challenges you couldn’t possibly imagine

So, hold that cup, take a deep breath.

You’ve been on the run for too long without a pause.

Do you remember…

Do you remember the chirping birds that woke you every morning?

The fresh dew balancing like acrobats on the dancing leaves

Or the smell of blooming flowers in the park you visited every evening?

Do you remember when you lay there on the soft grass looking at the clear blue sky?

Or when you read a book on your favourite couch without glancing at the clock

Do you remember when you gave yourself time-

Time to breathe in the fresh coffee brewing in your kitchen-

Time to hold that cup and truly relish it,

Time to revisit happy memories and create new ones,

Time to do absolutely nothing and be content?

Well, now you do.

So, hold that cup and take a deep breath

Life goes full circle, but now…

Life is here, in this very moment.

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26 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautifully woven. I love my tea time because thats my me time. its important to take a pause.

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    1. Leha says:

      Me time is sacred.

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  2. purbajune says:

    A beautiful poem about slowing down and enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

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  3. Love this sweet style of writing . Waiting for more

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  4. Harshita says:

    beautiful thoughts, we are always on the run, like hamsters on wheels. We need to take time, to breathe

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  5. Pr@Gun says:

    It’s actually time to hold that cup, take a break and enjoy the sip with yourself. Especially with this endless reading in AtoZ, a break is a must…

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    1. Leha says:

      Timely breaks are needed, yes.

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  6. daisybala says:

    I hold my cup, leveraging my sentiments and cheer up while reading this beautiful poem of yours! Its an ode to yourself as you indulge in your passions throughout the day!

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    1. Leha says:

      Oh you’ve described it so well, thank you:)

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  7. My morning cup of tea is so very sacred to my morning ritual as well. Mindfulness will save our souls .

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  8. Harjeet Kaur says:

    Youweva magic in ur words, Leha…The fresh dew balancing like acrobats on the dancing leaves..I could just imagine the dew drops doing acrobatics!

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you so much!

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  9. Matheikal says:

    A very elegant way of making us look at our hustle and bustle and the need for a relaxed moment of existential delight.

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    1. Leha says:

      Beautifully put!

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  10. Beautiful inspiring poem. We must slow down often and be aware of what is happening around.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you for reading!

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  11. how beautifully you have carved out words. Enlighted with those words.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  12. Aesha says:

    So beautiful, Leha!

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  13. It’s very important to realise that you too need sometime for yourself. So nicely knitted words

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  14. Shalini says:

    How true! It’s important to slow down and appreciate the little joys in life! Love the poem, Leha.

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  15. Poonam says:

    I am grateful to run behind a toddler but Oh! How I wish to hold that cup and all the things you said, especially reading a book without glancing at the clock.

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    1. Leha says:

      Glad you felt the poem:)

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  16. Ramya T says:

    Lovely poem! A great reminder to truly be in the here and now and cherish it. Very beautifully crafted!

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  17. This is such a cute reminder for us to pause, hold and enjoy the moment. Yes, when have we done those little things that give us joy without looking at the clock or our mobile?
    Nicely put Leha!

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you Radhika:)

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