Just wondering

P. C:- Reena’s Exploration Challenge

When I was young,

All that I wanted to be was an adult,

With no worry of homework in sight,

The grass looked greener on the other side,

Now that I’m one,

Realisation has dawned that the grass may be greener, but it’s constant work to keep it so,

All that I do now is work from home, work for home.

This finite life is taken for granted,

Infinite it is deemed to be,

Forgetting, joys are to be cherished,

And worries are to be shelved,

Burdens of the world leans on every fragile shoulder.

Come into the world solo, but seek recognition lifelong,

Safeguard our close ones, closing them to those innermost anxieties,

Anticipation of birth cheers, even though everything is an unknown,

Brutality of Death scares, even though end is known,

Isn’t death just birth at another realm?

A starry start afresh,

Just wondering!

146 words.

Acknowledgements :- Thank you Laura Bloomsbury for hosting Poetics at dVerse. I’ve used the line “I am the bud and the blossom, I am the late-falling leaf” from Paul Dunbar’s The Paradox as required of the challenge as an inspiration. Thank you Reena Saxena for hosting Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 174. The challenge prompt is the picture provided above. Thank you all for stopping by and reading.

19 thoughts on “Just wondering

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  1. “Anticipation of birth cheers, even though everything is an unknown,

    Brutality of Death scares, even though end is known,

    Isn’t death just birth at another realm?

    A starry start afresh,

    Just wondering!”

    Deep deep thoughts there Aishwarya! Very well done!

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  2. Aishwarya, This is a beautifully written and meaningful poem about becoming an adult and figuring out the meaning of life.

    The poem takes us through several stages: First, we think adults have more freedom than kids. Then we discover that adults also have more responsibility. Finally, we wonder about the meaning of life and face the fact that we will die. We ask that question with no definitive answer, “What happens when we die? We must each answer that question for ourselves because the answer helps to determine how we will live.

    Have a great day! ❀

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