Soumita Sarkar Ray

Silver Star - 3,642 Points (Kolkata)

Adulthood - Poem by Soumita Sarkar Ray

When I was child I longed to grow
With long hands to catch the top row
With long stride to cover the road
I wanted to be bold to chase and scold

Heaven and Hell exist in my mortal mind
With no place on earth to show there sign
Yet I consoled when in tears and cried aloud
To believe it is present in some place for sure

That very moment when my thoughts became free
That very moment when my actions I had to see
That very moment when I acted as per my wish
That very moment when my conscience furnished
That very moment I began to dislike

I grew up, that was the beginning side
I grew up, to cease an innocent child
I grew up, to deceive and fake like others
I grew up, my good instincts never bothered
That very moment I can recall I became an adult

After years now I long to go mild
I long to become an innocent child
I want to bring back that phase
That knew no vile, venom or race

I want to become again a little heart
That has enough faith to share and part
That can smell the dusty flowers
and run around the green grass
Where life is wonderful under cloud
Above all love rings so clear and loud

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  • Rookie - 436 Points Jacob Macharia (7/2/2015 5:02:00 AM)

    The innocence of a child,
    Always strong and bold,
    To run through the fields,
    Never afraid of the day's yields,
    And each dawning day,
    It creates a chance for the kid to sway.

    Down the memory lane.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 26, 2015


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