I desired to work hard,
For hours and hours on end,
The after sometime,
Find myself sleeping,
Or distracted in things,
And giving up.

What was the reason,
Of my failure?

Then I understood,
The nature of mind,
Is like a monkey,
You can’t control,
Permanently.
All needed is,
To give a banana,
For that he sits silently,
And then for some time,
Let it merry and repeat.

That’s why works,
The Pomodoro Technique.
Focus the mind,
Let 25 mins pass,
For the mind resists,
Of the monkey tendency,
Then give it a banana,
Go merry for 5 mins.
Repeat,
And before long,
Be free of the burdening work.


P.S: Thank you and deep gratitude for reading my poems. It’s a newly discovered talent in me, maybe not rhyming and good enough, but I found poetry is the best medium to express our emotions. And that’s the reason I started writing them, it frees up my mind, relaxes me, and the creative expression is deeply fulfilling. I mostly write with my feelings and experience, and not to fill the word limit, so have to include these lines in every poem as they are shorter than one one-fifty words to publish. Accept my gratitude (although I don’t have much).

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