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Sunday, 1 July 2012

Childhood

I miss my childhood
Where no one was shrewd
All played all day
And aside worries lay

I miss my childhood
When everything felt good
Except when the exams came
Leaving play felt so lame

I miss my childhood
When life wasn't so crude
Even when told a thing or two
I forgot 'em as if they weren't true

I miss my childhood
When joy was life's food
Nothing else mattered
Except when friendships shattered

I was told to grow up
And I did what was tough
Bidding adieu to purity
Leaving behind incorruptibility

Many moons have shone since
The day when I dreamt becoming 'Prince'
Now I'm told to join a race
Running a pointless chase

Good were the days when I could cry
For I can't anymore even if I try
All that well up within
Remain under a cloak so clean

I miss my childhood 
When nobody told lie
When to be happy
I didn't have to try.



50 comments:

  1. Indeed, as a child our lives were full of simple, innocent pleasures :)

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  2. Evergreen lines-so true,childhood is a dreamland & growing up---disillusionment.

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    1. Thanks Indu ji and what you've said is absolutely true.

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  3. Childhood.. where complications, problems has no meaning and
    all we know is innocence and fun :)
    One can never forget those careless days.. !!

    Brilliant expressions !!

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  4. Wow...aren't all of us feeling that way nowadays!! Really! Loved the poem!!!

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  5. the poem is so realistic like our childhood, this is the only phase in life when people don't know what is a lie,its only pure and sacred.... like your post,i joined your blog today and am glad to be here......

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    1. Thank You so much Rohan for liking the poem which I wrote with quite a bagful of feelings dictating my fingers. I'm delighted by your generous appreciation of my work.

      I'm glad you joined my blog. I heartily welcome you aboard friend.

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  6. Quite a nostalgic trip Anupam :)
    Reminds of mine as well. So how were you as a child? mischievous or silent and introvert?

    Regards

    Jay
    http://road-to-sanitarium.blogspot.in

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    1. Oh, I was very introvert when I was a child. I used to run away from interacting with people. Things are better now.

      Thank you Jay, for reading my poem.

      Why don't you tell us about your childhood too. It'd great to know about it.

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    2. Well, basically, even I was quite an introvert in childhood. I would feel very uncomfortable in the company of strangers, friends were acceptable. Only for outsiders, though, at home I was the king of the jungle :) :) :)
      For me too, it has improved considerably now.

      Regards

      Jay
      http://road-to-sanitarium.blogspot.in

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  7. now i miss mine too. Lovely flash backs on reading this poem.

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    1. I can understand. Thanks for reading Harivarasanam

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  8. Beautifully written.

    Something similar here, read when you have the time :)

    http://yogizone.blogspot.in/2012/06/search.html

    Cheers

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    1. Thanks Yogesh.

      I will definitely read it.

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  9. da most beautiful phase of life "childhood" an essecnce of innocence,joy,n most of all FREE FROM LIES AND STRESS :) u described it so beautifully :) well done buddy u rock :)

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    1. Thank You Palak for your profound appreciation

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  10. Excellent, Anupam ! Made me nostalgic....

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    1. Thanks Sudipto. I'm glad my poem could evoke reminiscence of your childhood.

      Thanks for reading

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  12. i miss my childhood too.... young and free...wild and happy...:D

    very well written

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  13. how nostalgic...i miss my childhood too!and my parents sure ensured that i had the most wonderful growing years... i hope im doing things right for my little ones so that when they grow up they say the same things too!

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    1. I'm sure you are. Thanks for reading, TLP.

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  14. ah now you made me all nostalgic ! and somehow when i compare my childhood with the kids these days I kind of feel sorry for them ..

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    1. The world's changing ..err. sorry it's modernizing. That has brought along with it dazzlingly diverse gadgets, with their fingers right on the nerves of the present families' dilemmas. Who's got time to visit the villages, run on the fields under the sun and rain, pluck ripe fruits from the lap of nature itself and devour it then and there. Where are the fields where we used to bath in dust while playing.

      Now it's all laptops, PCs, Xboxes, Sms's..........

      One of the reasons why I too feel sorry for them.

      Thanks for reading TTT. I'm glad that I made you nostalgic

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  15. Dear Anup, those childhood days are so memorable...

    Your words made me to feel my childhood once again...

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  16. This took me many years behind...mesmerizing :)

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  17. Its nice. Anupam u r an amazing writer n poet. :)

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    1. Thank You Shraddha, for your encouragement

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  18. Excellent! I just revisited my childhood days, it doesn't looks like 20 years have passed. Memories are fresh and live.

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  19. we all want to be a child once again!so true...

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