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Childhood

When I was a little kid I used to wonder what the world would be like, I never counted the possibility That I would see a head on a spike. As I looked at the world I saw an array of opportunities, But I disregarded the possibility That it could be a maze with infinite uncertainties. I grew up believing That maturity is what I seek, But now that I am adolescent I feel age is an unwanted weed. Overlooking the age factor I wanna stay a kid forever now, I don’t want to become boring like others I want to stay away from adulthood - but how? Now that I am on the line between A carefree childhood and a distressed adult, Now I get to choose who I am and who I want to be; Because I realise that childhood is not affected by age, The heart of a child could be present even in the body of an old sage. When I was a little boy I was fed lies constantly, I grew up knowing That one only needs hardwork and success will come freely . I grew up listening That hardwork is the only constraint success had, Now that I realise, I was a fool to believe that; I grew up believing That a tortoise, slow and steady, wins the race, But it was never taught To be fast and furious, to pick up your pace. You need time, you need intellect You need to free yourself from the work of the world, Stop listening to others and be responsible ‘cause to achieve success you need to be a full package together furled. Childhood doesn’t end when you start worrying, Nor does maturity come when you start caring; It is just curiosity which is the only fence, It is your will which makes all the difference. Don’t be naïve in your view of the world, Don’t feed lies to the future, the children; Let them feel the reality so that they are prepared , Don’t just give up already, the problems have just begun.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 12/9/2019 3:59:00 AM
Fantastic write, and a glorious tribute to adulthood, childhood, and curiosity! I believe you will stay forever young!
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Date: 12/8/2019 12:17:00 PM
Lot of messages in one poem.. Nicely done..
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Date: 11/20/2019 6:42:00 AM
Nice poem.
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Date: 11/19/2019 4:22:00 PM
great poetry Nakshatra..
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Date: 11/19/2019 10:22:00 AM
Beautiful lines which made me relive the memories of my childhood
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Date: 11/19/2019 10:14:00 AM
It’s really an exquisite poem which reminds us to cherish our youth. It reminds us that we shouldn’t change ourselves according to the society but remain our pure self.
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Date: 11/19/2019 10:14:00 AM
Date: 11/19/2019 10:11:00 AM
Keep it up
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Date: 11/19/2019 10:10:00 AM
Keep it up
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Date: 11/19/2019 9:48:00 AM
An amazing poem which truly appreciates the essence of childhood in our lives.
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Nakshatra Bansal
Date: 11/19/2019 10:37:00 AM
I appreciate your taking the time to write.
Date: 11/19/2019 8:09:00 AM
Absolutely wonderful poem. I loved it and I am surely going to read it again and again. It made me realise how nice yet naive and innocent my childhood was and how I wished it would never end. I really liked the use of words and hope a lot of people read and enjoy this poem.
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Nakshatra Bansal
Date: 11/19/2019 10:34:00 AM
Thank you, means a lot!!