banamala sen

Dream Children - Poem by banamala sen

Every minute of our children's life is planned,

Before-school and after -

that's the life!

That's what they are getting used to!

I-pads and Chrome books - mouse (not the real one)and the headphones,

that's all they need, to grow.

Pencils are gone, so are the brushes,

Paints are on their way out too,

Running and skipping, jumping and swinging -

Almost things of the past, Oh, our parents used to!

Flowers, and plants, grass and pebbles,

Do they boggle at them?

Do they marvel at the riot of colours the Tulips bring in Spring, or the Dahlias?

Do they touch the leaves, big and small, enjoy their fascinating shapes?

Some are round, some are pointy,

Some are smooth, some are velvety!

Some have lines, some have crinkles.

Sticks to gather, decorate with Pine Cone.

Sand for castles, snow for snow-man,

Simple pleasures of life - which only children know,

And spread the joy!

In the world of sorrows and cares,

needs and despairs,

they touch with their enchanting wands

of love, and light, laugh and play,

To change the universe into an

Abode of Happiness.

Dream, dream the impossible, never give up.

They teach us - why rush all the time, isn't time infinite?

Children, it's only children, who make our lives


Topic(s) of this poem: childhood , children

Form: Narrative

Comments about Dream Children by banamala sen

  • Chinedu Dike (4/14/2018 10:25:00 PM)

    Your insight into the nature of children of nowadays is impressive. Really a witty reflection elegantly brought forth with clarity of thought and mind. A beautiful creation, Banamala. Thanks for sharing and do remain enriched. (Report)Reply

    (4/15/2018 12:55:00 PM)

    I work with children, and wish to express my observations about the lifestyle they are pursuing in modern society. At the same time, I miss the simple childhood experiences we had! Thanks for your thoughtful comments.

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  • Jazib Kamalvi (4/10/2018 12:29:00 PM)

    A refined poetic imagination, Banamala. You may like to read my poem, Love And Iust. Thank you. (Report)Reply

    (4/11/2018 3:44:00 PM)

    I will definitely do. Appreciate your thoughtful comments. Thank you.

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/10/2018 12:25:00 AM)

    Before-school and after every minute of our children's life is scheduled, . You have nicely observed childhood and beautifully presented perception in this excellent poem...10 (Report)Reply

    (4/11/2018 3:47:00 PM)

    I feel worried to observe how children's lives are changing in the modern society! Glad to share with you! Thanks for your comments.

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  • Carl Roussell (4/9/2018 6:32:00 PM)

    Good commentary on putting down the electronics and smelling the roses. Nice work here. (Report)Reply

    (4/11/2018 3:49:00 PM)

    Glad to share my observations with my poet-friends at PM. Feel worried about too much usage of electronics in our lives, specially children's lives! Thank you.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 9, 2018

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 24, 2018

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