To Be Busy Is Easy

To be busy is easy,
To be busy is easy I say
Is it not to ignore the rooster’s crow
and slam the alarm to a halt?

To be busy is easy
Is it not to beseech the dawn to tarry
and complete umpteen cycles –
umpteen circles in swaddling clothes?

To be busy is easy, my friend
To be busy is easy I say
Is it not to unleash the mind
into the desert of wander;
And the feet into a journey of roam?

To be busy is easy
Is it not to slouch in a swivel chair,
breathing out criticisms on every hero;
and reeling out wishes like a flowing river?

To be busy is easy, my beloved
To be busy is easy I say
Is it not to instruct the hands
to fondle and fiddle with lesser priorities;
and loiter with the garrulous loafer?

To be busy is easy
Is it not to revel in mocking hard work
and take no thought about time?

To be busy is easy, my dear
To be busy is easy I say
Is it not to take strides with the clock’s hands
and take sides with diligent hands?

To be busy is easy
Is it not to toil,
with the equipment of the whole being;
and recoil from the disgust of indolence?

To be busy is easy, darling
To be busy is easy I say
Is it not to run on the track of focus
and stay on the lane of purpose?

To be busy is easy
Is it not to make a choice and walk on?
To be busy is easy
To be busy is easy I say

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