Thursday, August 20, 2009


She hated spinach when she was a child,
Didn't like food which was spiced too mild.
Her mother forced her to eat beans, okra and peas,
While all she wanted was cakes, pies and brownies.

She hated her school that forced her to read,
When she got out at 4 she truly felt freed.
Her teachers had nothing but complaints about her,
She would amount to nothing was her parents' biggest fear.

She had no time to play, run or climb trees,
She was forced to study despite her pleas,
Weekeneds were spent on classes - swimming and dance,
There was no time to be free, to frolick and prance.

Then she grew up and got herself a job,
And met a man who made her heart throb,
They bought themselves a house with many a tree,
They truly were happy, as happy can be.

One day on your youtube, she saw an old song,
"It's from the 80s" she exclaimed with a sigh, long!
"I had so much fun when I was a kid" she said with a tear,
Forgetting school, vegetables and despair.

I guess it is true, what they say,
Black and white days seem better than today,
We wear rose tinted glasses looking back at yesterday,
Today is never enough, try as hard as it may.


harini said...

ohh...its soo true...some of the best days of my life was when I was young and carefree....hmmm...u r now making me miss home toooo :(

Deepthi said...

sooo well written..n soo true! :)

janani said...

@h - Hmm I am trying to say that we weren't so happy when we were kids. But somehow, when we look back we forget the disappointments, the unhappiness. Somehow we lead ourselves to believe that we were very happy 10 years back.

Yeah but still I miss our psbb days :-)

@deepthi - Nandri nandri :-)

Sandeep said...

Wow is the word!wonderfully written!

Couldn't agree more! I guess at no point in life we are satisfied with what have/earned or how life has transformed. Boy you are making me talk philosophy now!

"Black and white days seem better than today,We wear rose tinted glasses looking back at yesterday" - like this the best!