The first time I opened my eyes
I thought I saw the whole world
“Hmm’ the world seems pretty small”, I said,
With Mom and dad, Uncles and aunts
Doing the coo-chee-coos and the peek-a-boo’s
But I didn’t realise that this was just the beginning.
As I started getting stronger,
And my feet growing longer,
I wanted to explore more of the world
And realised that this world was a little more weird
With little creatures crawling under the table
And some flying in the air
I wondered were they my relations too? :O
Soon Mom and dad took me to a place afar
Where many little ones just like me went,
Mom said, “You are a big girl now”
“And you’re going to school”
As I reached what they called school,
I saw what seemed millions of people.
All talking together, wonder who’s listening?
Schooling seemed fun, there I made friends
They were just like me
Full of fun and energy
And parting always seemed a tragedy.
Alas! We need to move on
Soon we went our ways
Some doctors, some engineers,
Some teachers and some preachers.
Now ’twas time for the next step of life, Marriage
Another world altogether, a world of people I still need to know.
I had my tiffs and I had it tough.
Yet there was so much to love.
A cycle to be followed again.
This time not with me, but my kids.
Today as I rest my head on my sweet bed.
I feel the world is same – back as child
Where my small world is of Sons and Daughters,
Friends and well-wishers doing the consoling and praying.
And as I am about to close my eyes
A deep sleep with only good byes
It seemed a long journey
A journey not from Bombay to Goa
But a journey called Life!