Thursday, April 15, 2010

MATURITY?

From my book 'A Little More Than Ordinary"
for all my friends and visitors on this blog... This poem

written sometime in 1992 had won first prize in
a local competiton where poems in any language were
permitted. This one was the only entry in English..

When my mother died
I openly cried
Because I was a child
I was spontaneous..

When my father died
Only my heart cried
Eyes couldn't
Because
I had grown-up

Now that humanity is dying
Neither my heart
Nor my eyes are crying
and I wonder
Have I become mature...?

15 comments:

  1. Speechless... these words of yours have left me speechless. This is the profound depth of a HUMAN heart which is put in words.

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  2. A request Rameshji, could I please have your email address mine is piscesrajat@gmail.com

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  3. your words are so connected to reality...wonderful

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  4. Touching.
    So well expressed what changes as one grows.
    God Bless U.

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  5. Thanks all of you for your kind words... Harshadji, as always you continue to inspire..
    Megaha, thanks for being here getting connected in the world of thoughts.. we shall continue to be in touch.
    Rajat, my email is rameshsood@rediffmail.com
    Lets be in touch..

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  6. AS A TEENAGER ..THIS NOTE..MADE ME UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS TO BE MATURE ENOUGH..TO LIVE WITH THE FACT THAT WE ARE LIVING IN THIS IMMATURE WORLD..!!THANK YOU

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  7. wow! this says so much about one's inner conflict and how hard it is to express ourselves - at least that's how I read this

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  8. love the rhythm in it,
    beautiful poem!

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  9. The more you share, the happier we are,
    please feel free to link to 3 poems.
    Cheers!
    Happy Monday!

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  10. Very powerful message in this fine writing my friend. Thanks for linking with Potluck, awesome to see you in :) xx

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  11. Such simple words ,very thought provoking....
    and the depth of meaning has left me thinking.A very good one Rameshji!!

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