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 © Nakshatra Bansal | Year Posted 2019
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