Santosh Sharma


A Child's Heart - Poem by Santosh Sharma

O, mom you love me, embrace me and do care me
You cook the dishes which I relish, and never stop me to eat as much I wish,
But tell me why don’t you allow me to do what I intend to do as per the will of my heart
Either you do not understand what I am doing or you are repeating the same as the Grand Mom might have done to you.

You know my passion watching the birds, following them from tree to tree
Imitating the cacophony, wish to catch them, which never could do, you scold me when I tried to hit with wood gun, never wanted to kill but to catch them to love , touch their colorful feathers and understand how do they fly.

Rain make the stream full of water, adds melody to my ears
Playing on it’s bank made a beautiful turbine of scraped tin
You always dismantle it and drag me to home,
You never understood the agony to my thought,
I was exploring how this generates power and brightens our house.

Remembering, you always pray to God for rain
I danced, sang and drenched in full mood, enjoyed the thunders and showers
with my friends. Thought, now you shall be happy as your wish has been fulfilled
But again, became a victim of your rage, beaten and warned not to repeat t it again

Your alternate sentence ends with read, read ……….and read
Number of times I told you I don’t wish to do same thing again and again.
I promise you, I will perform well in exams, will not despair you nor will disappoint
But this is my humble plight, let me do what this tender heart wish to do.
Let the budding feeling bloom and spread the fragrance till its last.
O’ Mom you know my childhood will never be so as again.


Comments about A Child's Heart by Santosh Sharma

  • (8/6/2011 1:26:00 AM)


    A child's heart is really so innocent(as child to a grown up) and of course cherishes every moment spend with our mothers :) (Report) Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (6/6/2011 4:45:00 AM)


    A nice piece of work. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    E.K.L.
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  • Cristina Teodor (4/2/2011 2:33:00 AM)


    The agonizing scream of a child to enjoy his childhood, that will never come back again in his life. A moving request of freedom from a little human being to enjoy his rights and passions admiring and feeling the nature he loves so much.So touching..Cristina Teodor (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (2/12/2011 10:26:00 PM)


    A child's heart,
    always posses innocent softness...i like the theme and the choice of words it call all my past childish and now to reunite and sent me a calm :) it is breeze by words hahaha.. :) We never leave a child heart when we growing up, it just growing together but hope the innocent and beautiful lesson still there and stronger even one day we will have old heart... :) sweet - Unwritten Soul
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  • Hans Vr (11/10/2010 5:58:00 AM)


    Dear Santosh,

    I really liked to read this poem. It sketches such a paiful truth. I myself know many parents who think they know what is best for their child or children. They tell themselves that they are the experienced ones and care only for the best of thier child(ren) , but in fact hey are egoistic. They want to be proud of their children and ignore the heart wishes of their child(ren) rendering them many problems. Imposing oneself's dreams on one's children is an act of agoism rather than of love.

    Having written the above, I realise that all is easier said than done. Parenting is still an extremely difficult task. Selfless love is key. your poems is definitely thought provoking.
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  • (9/6/2010 9:34:00 PM)


    The 'Mom' in this sounds rather mean and sort of kind. I like mine far better; she is sweet and very kind. Since I have grown up she is sweeter by far than ever.
    I enjoy the childhood scenes you paint with the childish thoughts and ignorance.
    Once again, I wish you would constrain all the thoughts/lines with meter and rhyme. (Ah, but I am daring.)
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 29, 2010

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 10, 2011


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