Renu Rakheja a.k.a Tranquil Ocean

One Day I Said - Poem by Renu Rakheja a.k.a Tranquil Ocean

One day I said
Enough is enough
I will pursue happiness
I will excel...
I will let love dwell...
I will buy a new car....
I will erase all scars...
That should be a good recipe
I have all the ingredients, you see
Anyways, I mixed them all together
To my dismay, it could not even blow a feather
The wind of happiness still eluded me
Locked somewhere, I didnt have the key
I looked in ' Lost and Found'
No luck, mystery continued to hound
And then I gave up

One day as I went out
I heard some children shout
In the street community park
Playing noisily before it got dark
As I was walking by avoiding the mud
A football landed in front of me with a thud
I cursed and started to throw it back
Wanted to shout at the young brats
Suddenly I dont know what came over me
I held the ball and walked towards them purposefully
Pretending an angry stern face
Then bursting into a big smile as if crazed
Playfully dribbled the ball and looked at them
Amazed they gazed and broke into a grin
The game restarted with a new player
That was me, who had not played for years
We shrieked, we shouted, we splashed mud
We panted, we fought, someone also squirted some blood
It got dark and the kids had to run home
I also turned back feeling completely blown
Forgetting what I had set out for, I suddenly realized
That these had been one of the most happy moments of my life
Didnt have to pursue them, they came to me naturally
Just be like a child, happiness will touch you automatically

Comments about One Day I Said by Renu Rakheja a.k.a Tranquil Ocean

  • (10/18/2006 4:46:00 PM)

    Happiness comes naturally....and yet we spend so much time in search of....
    great write T.O.

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (10/18/2006 11:24:00 AM)

    The Greatest Gift a Child has to offer is their Gift of Absolute Innocence.....Priceless & everso impacting to we, the adults & parents....Great storyline, T.O....You have captured this impact so very well''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''FJR (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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