Friday, December 3, 2010


From my childhood, I wondered what it was like being tall,
I set up a mark to measure myself against the wall!

I once pictured myself alongside Mickey mouse,
Wasn't hard imagining, My mom termed me 'cartoon' of the house.

I wanted to be on a rocket to the moon,
But I chucked the idea thinking I won't be back to earth any soon

I wanted to live in the jungle land,
But Wondering about crawling spiders, the idea was soon out of hand.

I wanted to fly high in the sky,
But without wings, I'd just fall down and die

I wanted to swim with dolphins in the sea,
But I always though those dolphins would laugh back at me.

I wondered how proud a soldier felt with himself,
But with the meager pay he got, would his sacrifice justify itself?

As a child I felt there was so much to learn,
I learnt Diplomacy, hate, cheating.. What else did I earn?

But As I grew, the questions changed,
The stupidity stayed but the seriousness ranged.

The childish innocence made me imagine beautiful things,
I wasn't a bird but it sure gave me wings.

I was the king of my little things
None could question me about my being

My world was my palace, my mind was free,
Now my mind just seems to play games with me.

My heart was pure and my laughter genuine,
Now I wonder what with my life I'm even doing

Earlier there was no hurt and life was a bliss,
Now whenever I'm hurt, it's these little things I miss

Though I might have been stupid, idiotic and wild,
I feel growing up wasn't worth it, it was always special as a child :)

-Sahil K


Abha said...

Hey, amazing poem... Great description of how we all change for no good as we grow up...!

Niharika Jain said...

Sahil Kaul, I am your fan,
This poem is worth ten on ten.
I can relate to it so bloody well,
Bachpan ke din...Gosh I miss them like hell!
Sitting here, your injured dost,
is waiting eagerly for your next post!
:) :) :)

Sahil K said...

@Abha-thanku :)
@Niharika-Guess what, the next post is your poem!! :P