Friday, May 18

Once in a Lifetime ....

Once in a Lifetime .... 

                     When the school reopened in June, 

           And we 
                 settled in our new desks and 
         we queued up in book
 And got
 our new books 
 we wanted two Sundays
 and no Mondays, yet 
 to line up daily for the morning prayers. 
 learnt writing with 
 and pencils, and 
 Progressed To fountain
 pens and ball pens and then Micro tips!
 we began drawing with
 crayons and evolved to 
 pencils and finally sketch pens!
 we started calculating
 with tables and then with 
 Clarke's tables
 and advanced to 
 Calculators and
 we chased one another
 in the 
 corridors in
 Intervals, and returned to the classrooms 
 Drenched in sweat!
 we had lunch in
 classrooms, corridors, 
 the trees and even in cycle sheds!
 a single P.T. period
 in the week's Time Table, 
 awaited more eagerly than the monsoons!
 cricket was played
 with writing pads as bats, 
 Neckties and socks rolled into balls!
 few played
 'kabadi' and
 'Kho-Kho' in scorching sun, 
 others simply played 
 'book cricket'
 in the 
 Confines of classroom!
 Of fights but no conspiracies,
 we used to
 Live Cricket telecast, 
 In the
 opposite house in Intervals and Lunch breaks!
 few rushed at 3:45 to
 window seats in our School bus! 
 few others had
 'Big Fun', 'peppermint' , 
 'kulfi', '
 milk ice !' and 'sharbat !' at 4o Clock!
 are the days 
 Sports Day, 
 and the
 annual School Day, 
 And the
 one-month long 
 preparations for them.
 are the days 
 Of the
 stressful Quarterly, 
 Yearly and Annual Exams, And the most 
 holidays after them!
 are the days 
 tenth and twelfth standards, when 
 Spent almost the whole year writing revision tests!
 We  learnt, 
 We lost,
 We laughed,
 We fought,
 We thought.
 With so much fun in them, so many friends,
 So much experience, all this and more!
 Gone are the days 
 When we
 to talk
 for hours with our friends! 
 Now we
 don't have time to say a `Hi'!
 Gone are the days 
 When we
 played games on the road! 
 Now we
 plan on the road with laptop!
 Gone are the days 
 When we
 saw stars Shining at Night! 
 Now we
 see stars when our plan doesn't work !
 Gone are the days 
 When we
 sat to chat with Friends on grounds! 
 Now we
 chat in chat rooms......!
 Gone are the days 
 we studied just to pass! 
 Now we
 study to save our job!
 Gone are the days 
 we had no money in our pockets and still fun filled on our
 Now we
 have the atm as well as credit card but with an empty
 Gone are the days 
 we shouted on the road! 
 Now we
 don't shout even at home
 Gone are the days 
 we got lectures from all! 
 Now we
 give lectures to all... like the one I'm doing now....!!
 Gone are the days 
 But not
 the memories, which will be 
 Lingering in our
 hearts for ever and ever and 
 and ever and ever .....
 Gone are the Days.... 
 still there are lot more Days to come in our Life!!

 Of Competitions but seldom jealousy!

We  enjoyed,
We  played, 
We won,
We cried,

Source: i got it as a chain mail


  1. Wow :) Written straight from the heart :D.
    I just finished my twelfth and reading this brought tears to my eyes :(.
    Those days are really gone, aren't they? :(
    Heaven it way :).

    Lovely poem :).
    Too good :D

  2. Very nostalgic piece of poetry, Sahithya. And from the heart, like Poo says. :) Not a day passes that I don't miss school days.

  3. @poo : yeah... this really brings tears in my eyes..:(

  4. @leo... yeah even though we cross that age and reach great heights.. the little pranks played and the scoldings got clings on to our memory!!!

  5. A nostalgia evoking post... thank you!


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