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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Daily Prompt: Relocate

via Daily Prompt: Relocate

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From the day I was born and joined my large family of people on this planet, I have grown to be, who I am today. To reach this stage in life, I have had to relocate umpteen times, physically, emotionally, maturity wise, experience wise and otherwise.

From childhood reveries, I had to relocate my base to being a studious student, I quite didn’t fit into it so easily, all the same, that was the only choice available.

Growing up from being a student to a teenager was a different ballgame. Had envisioned the world from the protected environs of home. Never imagined, anything bad or detrimental to people or the world. But slowly things changed..broadening the spheres of imaginations by the happenings and events around the world, got to learn that all is not hunky dory.

Physically and emotionally relocated after marriage, being severed from my home for so many years, was not easy. And I actually did learn that marriage is an institution, which requires me to emotionally relocate my priorities from time to time.

Motherhood, was yet another such instance. The huge responsibility landing on my shoulders, was definitely a stepping stone to my growth. I relocated and relived my life again, along with my children and still continue doing so everyday. I do have my share of disagreements with my kiddos, but I do try to pack my emotional baggage at the end of day, dump it in a trash can and start afresh the next morning, not as effortless as it sounds, but yes, being aware and cleaning up gives a lot of peace. This makes a tiny shift in me each day and I am, actually relocating inch by inch to meet a new “ME” every  day, and am still growing !!

Being Childlike..

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Observing my little one for a few minutes, just set the thinking bells ringing in me…

How simple would it be, for an adult to be like a child bubbling with energy? Even though, we’ve all been through the stage of childhood, I guess, it would be next to impossible (exceptions prevail). And you would all agree with me if I describe her actions.

Watching the television, suddenly standing up, bending forward and bringing her head close to her thighs, standing, running from one end of the room to the other, dancing for a good 10-15 minutes, repeating the sequences. Phew, who needs aerobics or a zumba for a workout?!! 🙂

And of course, if we ever did manage to do some such sequences, people around us are bound to label us as crazy. It’s the thought free and innocent mind of kids which allows them the freedom to perform sans inhibition !!!