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 
       benches!
      When
         we queued up in book
     depot, 
 And got
 our new books 
 and
 notes!
 When
 we wanted two Sundays
 and no Mondays, yet 
 managed
 to line up daily for the morning prayers. 
 We
 learnt writing with 
 slates
 and pencils, and 
 Progressed To fountain
 pens and ball pens and then Micro tips!
 When
 we began drawing with
 crayons and evolved to 
 Color
 pencils and finally sketch pens!
 When
 we started calculating
 first
 with tables and then with 
 Clarke's tables
 and advanced to 
 Calculators and
 computers!
 When
 we chased one another
 in the 
 corridors in
 Intervals, and returned to the classrooms 
 Drenched in sweat!
 When
 we had lunch in
 classrooms, corridors, 
 Playgrounds,
 under
 the trees and even in cycle sheds!
 When
 a single P.T. period
 in the week's Time Table, 
 Was
 awaited more eagerly than the monsoons!
 When
 cricket was played
 with writing pads as bats, 
 And
 Neckties and socks rolled into balls!
 When
 few played
 'kabadi' and
 'Kho-Kho' in scorching sun, 
 While
 others simply played 
 'book cricket'
 in the 
 Confines of classroom!
 Of fights but no conspiracies,
 When
 we used to
 watch
 Live Cricket telecast, 
 In the
 opposite house in Intervals and Lunch breaks!
 When
 few rushed at 3:45 to
 'Conquer'
 window seats in our School bus! 
 While
 few others had
 'Big Fun', 'peppermint' , 
 'kulfi', '
 milk ice !' and 'sharbat !' at 4o Clock!
 Gone
 are the days 
 Of
 Sports Day, 
 and the
 annual School Day, 
 And the
 one-month long 
 preparations for them.
 Gone
 are the days 
 Of the
 stressful Quarterly, 
 Half
 Yearly and Annual Exams, And the most 
 enjoyed
 holidays after them!
 Gone
 are the days 
 Of
 tenth and twelfth standards, when 
 We
 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
 used 
 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 
 Where
 we studied just to pass! 
 Now we
 study to save our job!
 Gone are the days 
 Where
 we had no money in our pockets and still fun filled on our
 hearts!! 
 Now we
 have the atm as well as credit card but with an empty
 heart!!
 Gone are the days 
 Where
 we shouted on the road! 
 Now we
 don't shout even at home
 Gone are the days 
 Where
 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 
 Ever
 and ever and ever .....
 Gone are the Days.... 
 But
 still there are lot more Days to come in our Life!!
 NO
 MATTER HOW BUSY YOU ARE , 
 DONT
 FORGET TO 
 LIVE
 THE LIFE THAT STILL 
 EXISTS..!!

 Of Competitions but seldom jealousy!

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






Source: i got it as a chain mail

5 comments:

  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

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  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.

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

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  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!!!

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

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Thank you so much for sharing ur thoughts...:)!!!!