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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Is the grass greener on the other side?!!!

I wrote this poem for my school magazine's alumni section a few days back! Thought I 'll share it with all of you!

Is the grass greener on the other side?

When I just started school,
The girls in the senior section-
Had all my attention,
I decided, one day I'll be cool like them!

When I reached the senior class,
I had to face the board exams,
Tests, Assignments and formulas ruled my life;
Life was not as cool as expected.

Then I saw a college girl-

I decided, one day I'll go to college;
Then I can roam around and make new friends,
Be carefree and independent!

When I became a college goer;
I had regular assignments to write,
I had to study harder to get a good job,
Life at this stage was not so pleasant.

Then I saw a career woman;
I decided, whatever it is, I'll need a job;
It must be exciting to wear sarees and dress up,
And have money to buy anything that I wanted!

When I started working;
I had deadlines and expectations to meet,
Meetings and conferences reigned supreme in my life,
I had less time for my family and myself.

Yesterday, My son declared,
"Mom,When I grow up I want to be like dad,
So I can drive a car and go off for work-
And have all the fun."

I smiled at his innocence and told him,

"From your perspective life may look easier for us,
But believe me,its not always so,
Enjoy your present,worry less about your future!"

He smiled back and went off to school,
Watching him go, I thought,
I wish I could be like him-
Innocent,young,energetic and carefree...

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Anamika said...

How very true. We miss the present in our eagerness to be in the future.

A lovely poem, dear.

Anamika said...

BTW, I had been to Hyd'b'd with my father to see my brother's newborn son. Made the entire trip in just 36 hours. Left S, M & C happily behind. I'm really looking forward to such trips where I can be on my own.
Shame on a mother, isn't it?

The Mystic said...

Very true.... even I had thoughts like that when I was in school/college.....
Even now when I am working .... I think... i shud leave this company and join a different company when I see my friends working in other company,,,,,
And I liked the way u told ur son

Suchismita said...

hi i was just browsing when i cam across your have a fantastic thing going here...i love your header with the lovely pics of urs...u r inspiring me to learn photoshop...

Rose DesRochers said...

Oh so true. I really enjoyed your poem. It's funny when we are children we want to be adults and when we are adult we wish we could be a child. Have you joined yet?

chikku said...

very very try=ue,.. the grass is always greener on the other side...

chikku :)

Anamika said...

Dear Ananya,
Guess you are caught up with ferrying Tutu to and back from school. Blogs are one way to catch up with friends in distant places. And I miss you sorely.

How do we know said...

soo true!!

Impulsively Me said...


:) That's a sweet one .. I remember how I used to idolize those pretty seniors and always died to be like them! That feeling of 'I will be like that when I grow up!' :D And then *that* age came and went and so did the present.. :)

Raghu said...

grass is always green on OUR side! the minute we realize this, I guess life becomes really peaceful and "cool"! :)

cant agree with you more on how beautiful it must be to be full of innocence and unbridled energy like a child. am sure you must be living through those moments again looking at your son :)