Sunday, May 13, 2007

Can you forget...

Can you forget
The day warm soft hands that first held you ?
The day a sweet voice sang you a beautiful lullaby?
The day parent's loving eyes looked at you when you took your first step?
The day anxious faces that looked at you with worry when you fell ill ?

Can you forget
The day daddy took you to school on your first day?
The day granddad bought you your first Red coloured tricycle?
The day mummy clapped the most when you won your first prize at a race?
The day mummy and daddy took you out to the beach and played with you in the sea with glee?

Can you forget
The day daddy taught you to play badminton?
The day mummy taught you to sing sa ri ga ma pa?
The loving hugs from grandparents when you got back from school?
The squeals and screams of classmates as you topped the class?

Can you forget
The day you got drenched in the rain and danced for joy?
The day you ran after rainbow hoping to catch atleast one colour?
The day you heard a cuckoo and imitated it till your throat went sore?
The day you said "i love you" to mummy and daddy and did not understand why they had tears ?

Can you forget
The day a sibling came into your life and you looking at her in wonder?
The day your tiny hands held her while she cried?
The day you saw her take baby steps towards your dad?
The day you got furious when she held a little pen and scrawled all over your homework?

Can you forget
The day when you got ragged on the first day at college?
The day when you performed at the college fests with so much exhuberence?
The day(s) when you bunked classes and preferred to mark attendance at cafeteria instead?
The day you graduated and wondered how you managed to do it?

Can you forget
The day you got your first job and jumped for joy?
The day you stayed over at office for a straight 48 hours to complete a task?
The day you got your fist appreciation mails with a glorious award?
The day you realised theres lots more to office than just work?

Can you forget
The day daddy called you and said "Child, its time i get you married"?
The day you cried to you mummy begging for a couple of more years before marriage?
The day you realised that in the process of growing up, graduating and getting a job, you have not had time to notice the tired lines on the faces of your parents?
The day you grudgingly agreed to let your parents find a patner for you?

Can you forget
The day an old friend calls up just to say Hi and stirrs up nostalgic memories of school?
The day you accidently meet a school teacher and she remembers every detail about you even after some ten years?
The day you realised your fitness level has degraded since you joined work?
The day you relaised all work and no play makes Jill a dull girl?

Can you forget
The day of realisation that life is not about just slogging and making money?
The day you smiled while seeing old pictures and noticing how young and handsome Dad looked then and became sad because he has gray hair now?
The day of enlightenment that life is too short and if you have to say "I Love You", SAY IT
The day you forget all this, will mean you have grown old and need medication for amnesia.

6 comments:

Kartikay said...

I can not but some people do forget all these things and many more.

cyril said...

very nostalgic and thought provoking, i see myself in ur poem the only diff is that i was booed for coming last in races and exams during my scholastic years in school.its stupendous !!!!!

Vasumathi said...

@ Cyril - Thanks so much for the comment! I dont remember u coming last in any race or exam..my Basil School Memeory has gone for a toss :(

Anyways, glad u liked it!Keep visiting!

sampath said...

One more I wish to add Vasu.

"Can you forget...."

Can you forget the day you read this particular blog of vasu???

Absolutely lovely... quite touchy indeed. Would love to read more such blogs in the days, months & years to come. Keep churning out such food-for-thought & thought-provoking blogs Vasu. Wish you the very best in all your endeavours.

H@rry said...

Memories fates away as time passes.....

MaYtH!! said...

Doing some aimless browsing and bumped into your blog...

For some reason, I cant seem to ignore the fact that this blog has JUST read my mind and mirrors exactly whats going on now...
This one shud be a special one for you...and is for me ;)