Hasmukh Amathalal

Gold Star - 676,270 Points (17/05/1947 / Vadali, Dist: - sabarkantha, Gujarat, India)

Innocence Regained - Poem by Hasmukh Amathalal

I was visibly moved and perturbed
Out of gear completely and disturbed
Mind so much occupied and probed,
Hair straight up as if not combed,

The moment childhood was over
Innocence and good smile lost the cover
Fight for survival and supremacy gained,
All sort of indecency settled in mind and regained

Nobody could actually judge the real face behind
Foes stopped guessing and baffled the friends
How could a small boy of yesterday could boldly stand?
Uneasy prevalence of calm on face and statesman like trend?

I learnt all the tolerance through the slapping of teacher
Something more gathered from the speeches of preacher,
Rest all came from sweet tongue of beloved mother,
Assertive and bold initiative attitude from father,

I was well trained for crisis and mastered the art,
Was in full capacity to raise big mart?
Inner capabilities and tactics used at full length,
Confidence and trust was the main strength,

My eyes couldn’t believe this could happen
All friends starred with eyes wide open
I was getting success with masterly stroke
Without hurting anybody and not even to provoke

I made them wonder when met across the street
Scaling new heights everyday with all the challenges to meet
Not compromising at all with even own principles
Admiration and applause more as if from staunch disciples

When I sit on the top of the hill,
And look back to think of strong will
I needed to pursue it with simple kill,
It was efforts and strong desire coupled with zeal

What I did was in pursuant of the goal
You hand will get dirty in business of coal
It is not easy to survive in race
How many difficulties you have to f ace?

I did and managed whatever was possible
I proved to self and others what was impossible
I steered the course amidst rough weather
It was adding glory and fame in feather

Person should not retire but must think
Eyes to be kept open and to wink
Whatever done In past was really essential?
Was it potential danger or test crucial?


I think I must go back to regain innocence,
Prove its worth and avoid pretence,
I must live in present and feel the presence,
Truly emotional but invariably with essence,

My present should not shadow the past,
No doubts should prevail and vote the cast,
I want to regain the precious innocence,
Live with it as if nothing happened since


Comments about Innocence Regained by Hasmukh Amathalal

  • (11/30/2009 8:19:00 AM)

    Hmmm - is it possible to regain innocence? ? Your poem makes it seem so. Nicely done. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/20/2009 1:47:00 PM)

    My present should not shadow the past,
    No doubts should prevail and vote the cast,
    I want to regain the precious innocence,
    Excellent poem.10++++++++++
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  • (9/25/2009 8:10:00 PM)

    Thank you for favorably commenting on my own poem. I started writing poems that rhyme.
    Years later, I was advised to just freely express, as prose. Searching for a rhyme detracts and compromises feelings. Let me know when you do another and I can then listen directly from within 'heart', and memory. Sorry, I never rate any poems, only feelings reflected are important. You've much to share, write as you would speak to tell it.
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  • (9/19/2009 4:49:00 AM)

    The moment childhood was over,
    Innocence and good smile lost cover,
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  • (9/18/2009 3:56:00 AM)

    Life's ups and downs, trials and triumphs....summed in an introspective write! ! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (9/9/2009 10:00:00 AM)

    A nice piece with an introspective touch though perhaps it could have been a bit more subtle in its approach. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/18/2009 10:28:00 PM)

    in spare time we rememebr old memories...10 (Report)Reply

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  • (8/18/2009 10:44:00 AM)

    in old age we rememebr innocence....10 (Report)Reply

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  • (8/13/2009 9:32:00 AM)

    it is rememebred at later stage....10 (Report)Reply

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  • (8/13/2009 9:23:00 AM)

    childhood rememebred at later stage....10 (Report)Reply

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  • (8/13/2009 9:17:00 AM)

    we rememebr it in lesisure time....10 (Report)Reply

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  • (8/11/2009 10:53:00 PM)

    we rememebr n cherish at our leisure time....10 (Report)Reply

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  • (8/10/2009 9:48:00 PM)

    we try to regain n rememebr it....10 (Report)Reply

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  • (8/10/2009 9:22:00 PM)

    child and old age is almost same...10 (Report)Reply

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  • (8/10/2009 9:18:00 PM)

    it gives us relief in the old age....10 (Report)Reply

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  • (8/9/2009 11:37:00 PM)

    itisrememebred in old age, , , ,10 (Report)Reply

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  • (8/9/2009 9:10:00 AM)

    innocence is remeberd in the old age when sit idle...10 (Report)Reply

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  • (8/8/2009 11:03:00 PM)

    we behave like child in old age....10 (Report)Reply

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  • (8/7/2009 8:03:00 AM)

    innocence rememberd in old age..10 (Report)Reply

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  • (8/7/2009 6:18:00 AM)

    Go easy on the rhyme brother - not all poems need to rhyme 7/10 (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 4, 2009

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 9, 2010


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