Time has passed
I have taken up the role of a mother
But still somewhere within me resides a child
Though the time has passed
I’m recalling all those things
That life saw fit to give me.
Today I cherish those days in my thoughts
Whenever i wish to see
The teachers had to see
What you wanted to do.
One finger up for pee;
held up two for poo
Measles mumps chicken pox
Were common in our every year box
Nancy drew, hardy boys
was our crazy attraction
Of our brain box
Returning from school
Sometimes Cotton candies and Kulfies
And sometimes mouth-watering paani puries and jhal muries
That was our everyday rule
Climbing walls, climbing trees
Stealing mangoes, plucking flowers
From the neighbour’s garden
Were the things we loved to do.
Getting bruised knees?
That was nothing new!
Computers, cell phones,
Play-stations, video games…
They never occupied our mind hopscotch, hide and seek
were the games of our kind.
I really don’t understand the world so new
Have our kids stopped growing today?
If time machines were really true,
I should know where it will lead to…
– Sarmistha Dey
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