Pradip Chattopadhyay

Silver Star - 3,338 Points (28.01.1961 / Kolkata)

Now That I'M Growing Young - Poem by Pradip Chattopadhyay

Now that I’m growing young / into my second childhood
I’ve decided to forsake / brooding brows and swinging mood
All things that I tell now / and all stuff that I read
All thoughts I jot on paper / must be understood by a kid.

Now that I’m growing young / turning green once more
I have decided to think simple / leave behind the abstract’s door
All things that I do now / all thoughts that I seed
All words I shoot from mouth / must be understood by a kid.

Now that I’m growing young / I must not find it hard
To not beat about the bush / speak straight not mincing word
All words that I speak or write / all words the others read
All my penning on the paper / must be understood by a kid.

Now that I’m growing young / I must break each old rule
Make clarity my hallmark / lucid expressions my tool
Whatever price I have to pay / would not pay the abstruse a heed
All my outpouring on the canvas / must be understood by a kid.


Comments about Now That I'M Growing Young by Pradip Chattopadhyay

  • Juan Olivarez (2/26/2014 5:15:00 PM)


    Outstanding composition. Wonderful poetry. (Report) Reply

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  • Valsa George (2/25/2014 2:48:00 AM)


    I have chosen this path long before... may be because I entered that stage a decade back! ! But the trouble is what we say would be understood only by the kids... and not the growing ups or grown ups! ! Is this what we call generation gap?

    Very interesting! ! Enjoyed! !
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  • (2/24/2014 11:38:00 PM)


    I enjoyed this very much. Please tell me your secret how to grow young. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (2/24/2014 7:14:00 AM)


    A Wonderful poem. Very true said Now that I'm growing young. These thoughts can make one really young. Definitely a thoughts or words should be simple as understood by a kid. Thoughts makes one young and lively. I loved reading it. Thanks for the beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 24, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, February 24, 2014


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