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Career Demolition Drive - Poem by .Pd. is here

Gazing at your image in the mirror
You see your past, your dreams and aspirations
And compare it with the
>>Present You<<
But the picture isn’t how you had
Planned it to look.

You look at them-your kids,
And you see the younger you in them.
Influencing their mind
With your aspirations and unfulfilled dreams
They succumb to be your mere shadows.
>>Stuck up with a career choice not as per their wish<<
They live on, knowing things would have been special
Had they heeded their heart’s desire
Rather than following the
Path you wanted them to aspire.

Through their success, you-the parent
See your dream coming through
You did not achieve it, but they did it for you.
>>Parents, a hearty Congratulation to you<<
You’ve successfully defeated your defeat
By defeating your child’s dreams.

Your child is naïve no more,
From their conditioned mind of yesterday
The brainwashing has been washed away
And the repercussion is coming true.
>>You are happy- They aren’t, <<
For you realized your dream through them
Demolishing the one they wanted to garner.

Your child’s child may suffer now, for you killed
Your child’s aspiration for your own one;
Maybe they’ll do the same
And get their dreams fulfilled via their daughter or son.
>>Another ‘Career Demolition Drive’ is underway<<
Break this drive - Stop the demolition
Free your child from shackles of
Your dreams, your aspirations
And to let them live their own.

(6 August 2006)

Comments about Career Demolition Drive by .Pd. is here

  • Rajaram Ramachandran (8/28/2006 11:20:00 AM)

    A doctor wants his son or daughter to be a doctor. Likewise, an engineer wants his son to be an engineer, without knowing the son's aptitude. This has been the tradition in our country in the system of hereditory system of professions. Even in politics, a leader is grooming his son to be a leader. What Preeti says is one way correct. A father should not force his decision on his son, who should have freedom of his own choice, if the quality of any kind of service is to be achieved. A good message from Preeti to all parents. (Report) Reply

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  • (8/18/2006 6:56:00 AM)

    A fact of life beautifully told thru this poem.Excellent work.
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  • Arti Chopra (8/13/2006 1:33:00 AM)

    Preeti, your poem effectively conveys a very powerful and happening scenario of today....we really do thrust our hopes and aspirations on our children often strangling thie ambitions just to satisfy ours...alas that iit should not be so
    very well done
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  • (8/11/2006 2:50:00 PM)

    Preeti, If you are the child, you have defeated your defeat!

    This is the most powerful expression I have come across in the form of poetry. Each one of US relate with this poem, but how? We are the children and we are the parent... Our parent that they are now - were the victim of the same story! But, will we repeat that story, is the question?

    Culprit? Is it Society and the sense of responsibility within to perform one's success by the display of the obedience of the child.... Is it the fallen pride? Is it the defeat of life? A question well raised, Preeti!

    {{{{{ i give you a standing ovation here }}}}}
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  • Brian Dorn (8/11/2006 11:43:00 AM)

    Wow, Pretti, a very powerful message! ! It's impossible to be happy living someone else's dream. Great write! !
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  • (8/10/2006 10:29:00 PM)

    Preeti, once again you hit the nail at the centre. This happens all around us. We have heaps of Doctors and Engineers here who always craving to be something else. This definitely have to stop soe how. Wonderful poem.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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