Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Gone are the days........but not the memories

Gone are the days
When the school reopened in June,
And we settled in our new desks and benches.

Gone are the days
When we queued up in book depot,
And got our new books and notes.

Gone are the days
When we wanted two Sundays and no Mondays, yet
Managed to line up daily for the morning prayers.

Gone are the days
When we chased one another in the corridors in Intervals,
And returned to the classrooms drenched in sweat.

Gone are the days
When we had lunch in classrooms, corridors,
Playgrounds, under the trees and even in cycle sheds.

Gone are the days
When a single P.T. period in the week's Time Table, Was awaited more
eagerly than the monsoons.

Gone are the days
Of fights but no conspiracies,
Of Competitions but seldom jealousy.

Gone are the days
When we used to watch Live Cricket telecast,
In the opposite house in Intervals and Lunch breaks.

Gone are the days
When few rushed at 5:30 to
"Conquer" window seats in our School bus.

Gone are the days
Of Sports Day, and the annual School Day,
And the one-month long preparations for them.

Gone are the days
Of the stressful Quarterly, Half Yearly and Annual Exams,
And the most enjoyed holidays after them.

Gone are the days
We learnt, we enjoyed, we played, we won, we lost, We laughed, we cried,
we fought, we thought.

Gone are the days
With so much fun in them, so many friends,
So much experience, all this and more.

Gone are the days
But not the memories, which will be
Lingering in our hearts for ever and ever and
Ever and ever and Ever.

I hope you went back to your Golden Olden days..........
For a while..........as I DID!!
Didnt u???

6 Comments:

Anonymous ishy said...

nice one :D

1:28 PM  
Blogger Trailady said...

This was a beautiful piece of remembrance. I often think back on my childhood... I loved school!

5:31 PM  
Blogger Id it is said...

I sure did walk down memory lane!
Thanks for taking me there.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Hasan Mubarak said...

"Of fights but no conspiracies,
Of Competitions but seldom jealousy."

Ah! I miss those days...

11:47 PM  
Blogger samrina said...

u remind me of golden era of life:)

takecare,

samrina

1:20 AM  
Blogger Lisa Francisco said...

HI, nice poem!

3:44 AM  

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