Sunday, October 10, 2010

Child Within

I pretend to be independent…….
Yet there are times
I want to be taken care of,
Want to be looked after,
Want to be led, held by my finger.

There are times
I just want to drop all my guards
And be carefree…

There are times
 I want to cross borders
Want to rebel…..

Yet know that I am loved,
 safe, secure,
Taken care of,
Need not worry…




These are the moments…….
I feel lonely.



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OSI Prompt : Lonely

18 comments:

Amity said...

Yes Harshad, we oftentimes have that 'child within' feelings and yes, those are the times we feel lonely that we need some kindness, some love, some care, some attention, like that of a child!

Thanks for this prompt Harshad!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I don't think we ever recover from 'needing Mum'. You express it well.

Ramesh Sood said...

Harshad ji thank you a lot for a wonderful poem.. I still feel all these but somehow..cannot remain in a sad or pensive mood for long.. your prompt this week emboldened me to write haikus as well as a long poem too..I have put 02 entries.. hope you will find me having done justice to your prompt and your confidence that you keep enthusing me with always..

ZEAL said...

I just feel like loving someone !

Geraldine said...

This is very touching. Words I can relate to as well.

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Harshad mehta said...

@ Ramesh Sood : Oh, it is just capturing moments that take you to your roots and putting into words.

One doesn't have to remain sad for long. I am glad you come out of those deeply touching moments fast.

Lots of love.

Harshad mehta said...

@ Zeal : Child Within always welcomes it. Always wanting it.

Harshad mehta said...

@ Rinky Rimes : Yes, as long as Child lives, so does Mum & Dad. Thanks for your inspiring comment.

Systematic Weasel said...

Wonderfully expressed poem! =)

-Weasel

Sandra.if said...

so human!! well said!

Sweetest in the Gale said...

You described so beautifully what we all feel a need for as humans...the security of having someone to love and take care of us. Very touching words!

JP/deb said...

lovely voice for that inner child ...

Anonymous said...

Amazing writing !

Please have a good start into the new week.

daily athens

gautami tripathy said...

Well expressed..

dad, farther and farther away

Reflections said...

Such a well stated look into life and loneliness.

Nicely written

Pam said...

I love the image of wanting to be held by my finger. . . wonderful.

Smita said...

Dil toh bachcha hai jee... Thoda kuchcha hai jee.. suppperb poem... Lots of Love & Regards..:)

Patti said...

very well put- I understand completely! Thank you