Sunday, July 31, 2011

Poem - Misunderstood young

Yet another poem that I wrote a while back. What do you think?

Misunderstood young

The same feelings clothed in new words.
Why should we refuse to hear them?
Pleas, joys, discoveries all are shared.
But these will be lost if we are diverted
Our eyes and ears averted by by prejudice
While we indulge our own perceptions.
They are unlike us in that they are unique
But we are united by humanity and a shared past.
And this is no small thing
They do not live in a different world, they live life differently
And they live by what they have learned and the choices they've made
They are not isolated aliens,
But connected with life by fragile links.
Fledglings as they are
They may not be what you expect
But you do not control the universe
And is it so impossible to find love, peace and happiness, the fruits of life?
It is in the true recognition of your own valuable freedom and potential
That you will recognise theirs.
It is in acceptance and openness to change
That you will give them a chance to live and breathe.
They are as new to this world as you once were
But their knowledge is acquired in a different form, from a different source
Teach them only then, how to draw their lessons.
For in this playing field of life
The only things children are still not taught in school
Is how to learn.

                                - Charu

I got this pic here

Oh, and a very warm welcome to my newest follower Dee :) I hope you'll enjoy reading my blog...


Thousif Raza said...

that was really cool and so insightful... liked it :)

take care and keep writing.........

Charu said...

@Thousif: Thanks :D

:-Dee said...

rightly said... every generation is evolving and so different from each other! Nice post! :)

Charu said...

@Dee: You're absolutely right. In fact that is the very reason why generation gap will always be! But why should we look at that as something negative?
Glad you liked the post :)

Nanka said...

I like what Dee has said here for I know that only too well and experiencing too!! Well thought and exhibits a deep understanding!!

Charu said...

@Nanka: Thanks for the appreciation and I'm glad you like the poem :)

Arpitha Holla said...

thts a lovely poem.. :)

"They do not live in a different world, they live life differently"

i loved this line.. :)

if u r into poems u might wanna read poems in this blog..

Charu said...

@Arpitha: Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

And I'm so glad you like my poem. Hope you'll keep enjoying them!

And yes, I have visited the blog you've mentioned too. The poems on it are indeed lovely.

Vivarjitha said...

wow....nice poem!!!

Charu said...

@Vivarjitha: Thanks! And I'm glad you like it :)