It happens to the best of us…

It happens to the worst of us…

This week is all about rust. We all know that stuff. The stuff that appears as evidence of poor maintenance. Poetry time…!

I am always there lurking in the darkness

Waiting for you to let your guard down.


I strike amidst your laziness

To coat your potential.


I am right there,

Waiting for your complacent self to show up.

Waiting for the time you will notice that years have passed since you last thought about growing.

Waiting for the time you will notice that years have passed since you reached out to your friends.


I am right there,

Held back by your constant growth 

Held back when you sharpen your skills

Held back when you nurture healthy relationships.


I am right there.

A single choice between ‘do now!’ and ‘wait a little’.

I could write this poem for 3 pages. However, I know you have understood my point. When was the last time you sharpened your skills? When was the last time you tried something new that pushed you out of your comfort zone? How often do you use the word ‘tomorrow’ when it comes to calling a friend?

For every time you make any choice, you are a step away from inviting rust into your life. 

Yes yes I know you can do something to contain the rust once it happens. BUT, isn’t it easier to prevent than to cure? Especially if you are aware of the consequences of your actions…

“I am right there…waiting to coat your potential” (Rust)

Oh…and your innards can rust too. A story for another day…


2 thoughts on “Rust.”

  1. This is a kind of read I wonder if whether to run and hide… if I could borrow someone of their time to be able to manage all as I see some gather the elements favorable to the lurking rust and can’t do soon much now.
    Thanks for the challenge.

  2. Spending time managing rust could actually cause more rust to other parts or aspects of life… Prevention is better than Cure


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