Monday, November 21, 2005

A kid goes from
lower kindergarten to
upper kindergarten...
but he's still a cute li'l
kid...

a student finishes
first year of high school
and moves on to the next
but he's still a student
with academic pressures only

again, in college
there isn't much difference between
sophomores and seniors

why is it that once you
finish college
and move on to further
qualify yourself academically
the world suddenly looks at you
as a 'grown-up' individual...

and expects you to be a
block of stone
of infinite stability
and responsibility levels ?

why are we 'old' ?
does it seem stupid
if I now want to stop to
stare at lovely looking
flowers or colourful
candies in a supermarket ?

why does it seem intolerable
if I throw tantrums for
eating and sleeping ?
why should i do
only the right thing ?

has life decided to give me
no more chances ?
no more wrong steps now ?

why is the word 'decisive'
killing me ?

i want to walk the path of life
as it comes
why is there this thought
"its time now..to decide
where you want to go...
what you want to do...
who you want to
be with..."

why should i
not behave like a
new student to
a foreign school
who's unable to
forget her old friends
and doesn't want to make
new friends ?

what is so 'sinful' about this ?

why can't i NOT 'not listen to'
"everyone manages fine...
your seniors did
your peers are
and most of your juniors will..."

there are times when i myself
wonder
why i can't seem to move on
there are other times when i
do make conscious efforts to move on
succeed, externally

but the heart can't be deluded...
can it ?
mine can't be..its too smart...
to make up for that soft head...!

11 Comments:

Blogger Kumar Ganesh said...

great post!..wud write more later

9:13 AM  
Blogger Rangakrishnan Srinivasan said...

true wisdom is having the innocence of a child with the "maturity" of an adult..

interesting post.. there is that inherent honesty involved...

its not wrong to not be able to decide.. its not wrong to be like a child.. its not wrong to want simple things..

happiness should and would be the main reason for existence.. do whatever makes you happy... and it is you and you alone who matters.. dont bring the world into it, for all the right and the wrong reasons.

the simple things in life are the most extraordinary (says not me, but the wise king)

8:17 PM  
Blogger DD said...

great post!

welcome to the blogosphere!

8:30 PM  
Blogger nandini said...

People's expectations can't define you in any case... as for changes... thye occur over time- you're right- a change in location- your school, college, class will not affect you, time will though- As for the small pleasures of candy that others disdain- well, it was a wise man who said that "The most adult adults are the most childish!"

7:39 PM  
Blogger abhinav sharma said...

keep throwing tantrums..
do what u want to do..
follow ur dreams..

12:33 AM  
Blogger Arvind Iyer said...

Nice.
comprehendable :)
Blogs will give you what you are looking for.
It certainly isn't attention you want. So you are safe that way.
Clearing your thoughts ? Well, works for some...not for others.
Best of luck :)

11:13 AM  
Blogger Binu "the mallu" Ninan said...

nice post...
u know a good post when u can feel the emotion of the writer ;o) so keep blogging!!

12:29 AM  
Blogger Thulika - My pen said...

Hmm...Great thought! Thats the child in you calling...Listen to him..:)..Few people of your age can still listen to that call..:)

10:35 PM  
Blogger Dewdrop said...

nice to see you bloggin...

we all have a child in us which refuses to grow up...guess we shud njoi it as it is without trying to change!

8:45 AM  
Blogger Trespasser said...

It does happen many times that the mind is often indecisive when it comes to a choice between the prevalent charm and the incoming charm. inmy experience, the incoming charm is extremely unpredictable beyond a particular stage and at that stage, I chose to remain with the prevalent charm.

9:20 PM  
Blogger Vivek said...

too verbose to make a meaningful poem... less is more in poetry!

2:40 PM  

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