Wednesday, April 9, 2014

10 haiku: why elders poke their nose so deep in kids affairs

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mom or dad, who is better?
nonsense people teaching senseless comparison to a child
better to focus on your own vacuum

what will you become when you grow up?
you better look carefully in the mirror of self realization
i am already grown up and on my long drive

why are you doing it? you are a kid
ok, i am but you are not
let me make my own universe in a drop of water

why did you get so less marks in exam?
i feel i am ok you are ok
you feel you are ok i am not ok

why do you talk to that boy who is so poor?
friends asked
poor, he is not, you are, who are begging

Why did you play on road, fell and got wounded?
it is better to learn about the hardest path
taste of bitterness sooner the better

don't you feel ashamed?
for not running as fast as others in a race
no, i would have if i didn't put all my efforts

will you fly your kite again after failing every time?
yes i will
till i touch the sky and shut every mouth

do you think your teacher is good?
i am not a judge
i am a kid, a learner, a student

do you know counting, poem, tables, addition?
yes i do but you better behave maturely
come, let us play chess


  1. Very nicely written. It gave me courage and strength to face a tough situation I am going through.

    1. just remember one thing Arti. No situation is constant in life. Keep your courage and strength intact and you will see how swiftly toughest of the situations run away...

  2. Abstract yet quite deep! Nicely done! :D

  3. Oh I loved your poem. It spoke to me about a teenager's anguish and how much we adults trouble kids with endless judgements and comments and advices. I am feeling so guilty now!Lovely write!