Posts Tagged: poem

The Light Within: A Poem – Published on LinkedIn


Musings on the impact of inner light on our professional life.

It is the light within.

Hides deep beneath our skin,

Holds our destiny, shapes our lives,

Strikes more often than we realize,

Brings us to extremes more often than we like,

Makes us low and high, losers and winners,

It is the light within.


It takes us far and beyond, below and under,

Turns impossible into possible, possible into impossible,

Drives us to excellence, leaves us doomed,

It is the light within.


Propels us to achieve the unachievable, drowns us in mere existence,

Transports us to heights of happiness, and wells of sorrow,

Infuses completeness, and shoves us to hollowness,

It is the light within.


It is the light within that has many shades, so we must decide!

To become an optimist, or wind the pessimist fire;

To push the boundaries, or be contained;

To explore the unexplored, or be lost in self doubt;

To let in the breeze of change, or breathe stale air.

Shine bright or become a shadow,

Pick a shade of the light within.


Why not take the path where the light itself wants to travel?

Don’t! listen to the world; It only wants us to quit.

Pick the road that is rough and tiring;

Let’s work on a niche that makes us an authority;

Polish qualities others cannot replicate;

Associate with people who value what we cultivate.


Sparkle in brilliance of the light within.

Brilliance that glows without light.

Find no other use;

For it is the light within that makes us win!

via The Light Within: A Poem | Jasmeet Sawhney | LinkedIn.

Work Life Balance: A Poem – Published on LinkedIn

work life balance

You seek stability, Work/Life balance, you explain.

I fail to understand your quest; what sort of balance, I ask?


Not everyone has a dream job, I understand;

Many struggle to make ends meet.

Some are tired of the physical labor;

Others, victim of mental stress.

‘Bored to death’, you exclaim!


Perhaps, there are higher priority things to do;

‘Quality time’, you imply.

A Senior yearning to take care of sick wife.

A Mom longing to meet kids after work.

A Girl planning to watch a show with fiancé.

A Millennial hosting a party tonight, every night.


I admit, corporate walls can turn you insane;

Productivity demands time-off.

Some, also have genuine reasons to escape work.

But, for most, Work/Life balance is just an excuse!


If work feels like work, the quest needs to change.

Don’t seek balance! Seek new work.

Explore stuff that you enjoy; at least, change the status quo.

Maybe a new function, a new employer,

Better colleagues, a caring boss.


Whatever it takes, find work that brings joy, not eternal exhaustion.

Work that becomes part of life.

Because, when it does, you stop seeking balance,

You start seeking excellence.

And, along comes quality of life!

via Work Life Balance: A Poem | Jasmeet Sawhney | LinkedIn.