Friday, January 16, 2009

"kiddish heart"

Remember when we were a kid,
I want to remember it today.
I feel kiddish,I want to grow old as a kid.
Its my new year resolution!

Remember when you were a kid.
I remember,
flying kites on the roof,
playing "Name,Place,Thing,Animal" with mama and papa,
playing ticktacktoe with brother,
going to school with sisters,
drinking Ovaltine at night,
sleeping like I sold all my horses,
chewing gum in class room,
ridding bike without permission,
looking at boys like an unwrapped devil.
looking at girls like a wrapped up gift.
Then I grew up!
and the memory hard drive lives for ever.
I will grow old as a kid at heart!
I guess keeping a kiddish heart is not much to ask for!

12 comments:

VJ Sophie said...

The things which the child loves remain in the domain of the heart until old age. The most beautiful thing in life is that our souls remaining over the places where we once enjoyed ourselves.

M. Umer Toor said...

tell us one thing. carrying out all this business in an old age, which you like to call childhood, did you ever felt time was passing fast? It can be yes/no.

Kadri said...

There are days when I'm able to remember the good things, but the good memories often feel so pale and faded compared to the others. It would probably be a good idea to write them down before they fade into nothingness.

Luckily age gave me freedom and now I do as I please. =) I collect frogs and bugs on summer days, makes snow angels in the winter and eat cookies in bed when ever I want to. I have a jar on my desk with pretty stones that I've found and adopted and I never miss an opportunity to have fun, the things I'm supposed to do will still be there when I get back. =D

YouTee said...

after reading post ... i memorized my old child days when i used to cry for every reason and hold hand of my mom when ever i go out .. still before i passed my Matric ..

--YouTee

Afaque said...

kya yaad ker dia hay...
spl name thing place... kids dont play these games at all now... wonder y?

Ubeee said...

This was beautifully written !! it made me remember alot ... the time when i even didn't knew the meaning of hurt !! ;) ... lolz ...

and kids i guess still play name place thing but not much !!

Ash said...

I feel kiddish; I want to grow old as a kid.
This is what i was feeling few days ago (badly) and you offered the same thing again in front of me wrapped in your words but similar (must say universal) thoughts :)

Afaque $ Ubeee
Except games, Today’s kids prefer to watch very dishum dishum things(violent stuff.. either its cartoons or movies) or saas bahu craze (Indian soaps) instead of things like Ainak wala jin, Mr. bean, Looney tunes, Scooby doo, Popeye the Sailor, The Flintstones, The adams family, tom and jerry and list goes on… :(

seher's shenanigans said...

when i step back to think in the rewind...
i forget, i never had the chance to live a kid's life.
never did i take things for granted the way kids take them. i wonder why i never was the kid i saw my siblings as....

seher's shenanigans said...

p.s. but i am still a kid :) i live my hopes and i live my dreams. i know that tomorrow will bring in goodness, and bad will always have a fall.. i remember what my parents taught me and i know the right from the left...
i crave for candy and icecream and i love to play with my lil ones... so all in all... i never intend to grow out of that age...
today, no one is a kid, they are born elderly!

exquisite said...

reminiscing

old always seem better... because the present remains impartial to our feelings and future is too unpredictable

Riya said...

hey..nice poem..made me remind me of my school days.. i know childhood days are grt fun..

jingoist said...

this poem has just reminded me of my childhood games...
specially wht u just mentioned name place animal thing...
it really used to be so fun in those days..