Monday, January 17, 2011

All the Growing up!

On the beach I run,
like some one crazed,
to catch the sun..and the rain.
I splash in the water,
jump into the waves,
like hugging a dear friend.

From the sandcastles on the beach,
to owning a villa with a private reach,
from lugging that school bag,
and fighting over a tiffin,
To growing up and taking your friends,
for five star stint.

It was your favourite flavour of Ice- cream,
that mattered,
to day its the car that you drive,
takes the precedence.

Matching a pair of correct socks,
was maybe the most difficult puzzle,
today, the right tie for every occasion,
a must for your living.

A kid in me still leaps out,
but is the drowned,
often by my own shouts.
I don't remember when I laughed
so hard that I cried,
I don't remember when was the last I just slept,
and did not cry.

This growing up has ripped,
the spirit inside me to love,
the very life that I had hoped to live!

10 comments:

Kali said...

The second stanza, second last and the last stanza- favourites. It felt so nice reading it :)

Bikramjit said...

beautiful poem ..

listen to this song

Give a little time for the child within you,
don’t be afraid to be young and free.
Undo the locks and throw away the keys
and take off your shoes and socks, and run you.




Run through the meadow and scare up the milking cows
Run down the beach kicking clouds of sand
Walk a windy weather day, feel your face blow away
Stop and listen: Love you.


Roll like a circus clown, put away your circus frown
Ride on a roller coaster upside down
Waltzing Matilda, Carey loves a kinkatchoo
Joey catch a kangaroo, hug you.


Dandylion, milkweed, silky on a sunny sky
Reach out and hitch a ride and float on by
Balloons down below catching colors of the rainbow
red, blue and yellow-green: I love you.


Bicycles, tricycles, ice cream candy
Lollypops, popsicles, licorice sticks
Solomon Grundy, Raggedy Andy
Tweedledum and Tweedledee, home free


Cowboys and Indians, puppydogs and sandpails
Beachballs and baseballs and basketballs, too.
I love forget-me-nots, fluffernutters, sugarpops
I’ll hug you and kiss you and love you
La, la, la... Love you.


Give a little time

suruchi said...

OMG...u n me are missing the same things in life n thankfully not the same persons:-)

I absolutely love the ending paragraphs...you surpass yourself here in beautiful expressions:-)

Tangled up in blue... said...

Wow Sakshi! It is so wonderful to find you again..I'm so glad to be reading this poem now. It near-perfectly describes how I feel right now :)

Heavenly Muse said...

hmmm...the charisma of childhood ..nothing can match it...

Sakshi said...

@Kali
Glad you liked it!!!

Sakshi said...

@ Bikram

Beautiful song! Reminds me of the 'Ice- cream chocolate song'from hum aapke hain kaun!

Sakshi said...

@ Su
You are being kind! I just described what I was feeling!

Btw- we have not talked in the longest time!

Sakshi said...

@Tangled
I know, I almost thought I lost you!

But refound you!

Sakshi said...

@HM
Agreed! :)