I came across the baboon and I had a great laugh.
But, the writer in me, got awakened and became angry.
So, she forced me to look in-between and read through,
And, finally found peace when she discovered,
That the baboon spirit resides within me too.
Like the baboon, I’m misjudged as a loner with my animated appearance.
I like to be in good company, and am really sociable with real friends,
I can talk in a really low voice when I’m least bothered and exhausted of hypocrisy,
Yet, I can raise my volume to the highest decibel, and surprise even myself,
When my own ones wrong me unabashedly, especially in front of others.
The baboon-like me easily vents out emotions
It requires great courage, in this world, to be emotional
Instead of tempting colours I feel proud to show my real feelings.
Integrity, flexibility, and a dynamic nature are my special weapons,
This world, constantly calling for unexpected adjustments makes me so.
Unlike a baboon, however, I cower from taking up challenges.
Most often I’m just trapped to take on them, and I simply can’t escape.
And then, I slog but somehow I manage to make it to the finishing line.
I’m also not as wild as the baboon; I’d rather shy away from people.
Now that the poetic thirst is quenched,
I rest my case and I go for some other link-ups in the line.
Before I meet you again, I would like to wish you
A Blessed New Year shining with hope and strength.