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The poem is about how an innocent child sees the world through her eyes. In today’s world with thousand of complexities, sometimes we need to take a break and see how the simplest of things can pose to be extremely difficult for a child to understand.
This poem is a ride back to the days when you would swing in the park without care…
It’s like a time capsule you’re revisiting after years, so let’s open it!
“My sweater seems tight did it shrink?”
Asks that sweet little child without a blink.
A pool of the most innocent waters roamed in that eye,
Thinking in deep thought, sorrowfully looking at the starry sky..
“You’ve outgrown it sugar!” was her mom’s reply;
All she could say was, “Me but why?”
“Don’t buds blossom into beautiful flowers: red, yellow and blue,
You will blossom from a child into an adult too!
Looking back there was a time when you used to crawl,
You’ve outgrown crawling, you’ll outgrow this phase too…”
“But what will I be, just give me a clue…”
“Here is a book.”
“Oh! Let me have a look.
There’s nothing here, it’s blank” she said puzzled.
Her mom comforted her, “Don’t be confused!
You write your destiny, you’re the only holder of your fate,
Nobody simply knows their way around life,
There’ll be happiness and sadness, celebration and strife…”
Because life is a series of phases,
So you can smile when you can look back upon those which you’ve overgrown…
– Anvesha Saraf –