Birthday Blues ??

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No more colour clothes,
For birthdays in school,
For we have graduated from primary to middle school,
No more pretty dresses and open tresses,
Only chocolates in the box.
In between the book stocks.
The thrill of feeling special,
And receiving umpteen wishes,
Are a thing of the past,
Having grown up to be a big girl,
Have to study a lot..
Gone are the days of enjoyment,
Having fun ?? I guess it’s lost,
For growing up comes with a bag full of responsibilities on all fronts,
For the little freebies and fun,we need to go on a little hunt 😊😊

As my little girl celebrates her birthday today, she had a mixed bag of emotions this morning. She was happy it was her birthday, but sad as her school has a no colour dress policy, for birthdays from middle school… Just penned down a few thoughts based on my interaction with my her.

-Deepika

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Smile..

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When we pose for the camera, we don our best smile,
To look good for eternity, we smile for a while,
The picture finds its place in the album,
Neatly stacked, put away for times to come,
Back then to the grind of life, we tuck our smiles somewhere within,
Deep slumber, encompassing the smiles…
Awakened, once again, when it’s time to run the next mile,
To pose for the camera, we smile for a while ….
Little do we realise, the world is a camera, we need to smile all the while 🙂

What you possess, you display,
What you sow, is what you reap,
what you give is what you get,
So, smile, and the world smiles back at you !!

-Deepika

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WALK THE TALK..

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We are all, at some point in time, angry with someone,

Filled with frustration against our loved ones,

Feel disrespected and unloved by near and dear ones,

And do feel trampled and taken for granted, at times, by someone.

We feel sad and dejected 😦

If we are feeling any of these emotions,

We are feeding these emotions.

It is a weed growing  within, stealing nourishment from the positivity within.

It’s a jungle of negativity in there, of unruly thoughts and we are feeling suffocated and strangled by them.

Believe me, it’s not someone or our loved one,

It’s us, who has all of these unruly emotions within, which we are showcasing.

Because, we cannot showcase what does not belong to us..

So, come my dear friends, let’s embark on a long walk, 

With a talk to battle the unsettling thoughts,

A walk to shed those extra pounds, which our mind has harbored around,

Let’s go within, to cut out those unruly weeds of negative emotions,

The feelings of anger, jealousy, sadness and frustration,

A journey within to meet our true selves and plant seeds of positive emotions !!

I do hope, I find enough people on this journey, I intend to take, whom I could  call my friends,

Please join me in taking on cleaning one weed of negative emotion, which we can mend….

Hope to hear about your little devil, which you would want to give up,

And make a conscious effort to keep it at bay…

Speak words of love,

Let our actions show care,

Yes, we might be angry or frustrated,

But, tomorrow, our loved one may not be there 😦

As we walk the path of life,

With our friends, dear ones or soulmate,

Let’s live, laugh and love more,

Before it’s too late to enjoy anymore !!

-Deepika

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I wish, I could be a child again..

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I wish, I could be a child again..

Reminiscing my childhood domain,

Fun, laughter, frolic and sweet pain,

I wish, I could relive those moments again,

Oh, how I wish I could be a child again.

Friendly chatter, pleasant and innocent banter,

Simple jokes, belly hurting laughter,

A small radio or a mobile transistor,

Ever satiating our recreational hunger..

I wish I could go back in memory lane,

Oh, how I wish, I could be a child again.

Chasing dreams of flying a plane,

Or even thinking of driving “BIG” trains,

Going up and down in the lifts, over and again,

I wish, I could grow up once again,

Oh, how I wish I could be a child again !

No fancy toys, just games insane,

Be it sunshine, wind or rains,

Floating paper boats, in puddles of water in lanes,

I wish, my present, were as simple and plain,

Oh, how I wish I could be a child again.

No phone ring-ring, no remotes for channel surfing,

No laptops, I-pads or mobiles for time passing,

We delved in our confused thoughts, curious minds tossing,

Taking us to the crossroads of life without an idea or inkling,

I wish, I could continue with the “NO STRESS” chain,

I wish I could be a child again !

-Deepika

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Happy New Year 2020

As you bid farewell to the bygone year,
I send warm wishes, specially for you, in the coming year,
Hope you have an amazing life,
And many more reasons to cheer.
May all that you wish and desire come true,
May you go past all your fears,
Wish you find peace and calmness,
With umpteen blessings to cleanse your self and keep your path clear,
Hope to see you smile and grow, as you bask in the numerous wishes,
you receive from people far and near !!

Little Things….

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Simple things in life are free,

A hug, laughter and a smile,

A pat on the back, wouldn’t hurt, once in a while.

A word of praise, a compliment,

A simple appreciation,

Could add to one’s emotional achievement.

A thank you note, a caring stroke,

A kind gesture to light up fellow folks,

A little practice of gratitude, wouldn’t hurt, to bring about a change in attitude.

It’s never too late to begin our journey,

To enjoy the little things in life,

Let’s extend a helping hand of kindness and laughter to someone, today,

As we spread our wings, to reach towards the sky !!

 

Multitasking Moms….

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For a baby, who comes without a user manual,
Born to an inexperienced mom, whose learning is gradual,
From soothing the tiny tot from her random sobs,
In between the various and numerous other jobs.
‘The Mother’ dons the hat of multiple professionals,
A mom, a teacher, a mentor and caretaker,
A chef, a nurse, a doctor, counsellor and a driver,
The list could be never ending,
Depending on which need of the baby, she is attending. 😄
Need to mention the assistance from dad, the real superhero,
Who provides the right advice and becomes a pro,
Needless to say, bringing up baby doesn’t come easy,
It definitely takes a toll on parents, and at times, does make them uneasy !!😁

-Deepika

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Growing Wings.. November Writing Prompt #4

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Everyday, I am growing wings,

Little by little, when I fight my fears, and go beyond,

When I prod myself to lift my spirits, and move on.

Everyday, I am growing wings,

Little by little, when I become aware, of my limitations,

And work on burying them, to make a mark from there on.

Everyday, I am growing wings,

Little by little, when I learn, from my experiences and carry on,

Leaving the erroneous happenings behind, to make fresh beginnings, to live life full on !!

I am growing wings, to propel me a little higher,

From where I stand today,

To a newer, fresher and higher beginning,

To make a mark for each new day !


In response to  Free Verse Revolution Weekly Challenge.