This Life #Poem #Poetry

Not written a poem for a while…

This Life

Do you remember when we were small?
When the days never seemed to end, at all?
The times when happiness cost not a jot
And we seemed to laugh an awful lot?
Do you recall that corner shop?
Where sweets were a penny, and lolly pops?
The bikes we used to race to the park
We’d be out all day ‘til nearly dark?
Finding chalk and marking grids
Running like mad, and making skids?
Innocent fun, those days gone by
They’ll never come back, however hard we try
 
I pity the children born in the now
To have real fun, they’ll never know how
Heads buried in tablets, fingers poised to swipe
Not living their life, just following hype
Growing up in a world of false perfection
Not enough likes, facing rejection
Is this really the world we want to see
Or do we need to set technology free?
Stop taking selfies, live in the present
Your filter-less face is much more pleasant
Get on a bike, go for a run
You got this life, you only get one.

Ritu 2020

138 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Aurum writes
    Jun 03, 2020 @ 05:27:46

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  2. ManyaUchil
    May 18, 2020 @ 15:52:07

    Wow that poem was so touching. It reminded me of my childhood, which is weird because I am still living it 😂… LOL

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  3. Anjali Sethi
    May 15, 2020 @ 06:52:02

    Really beautifully written.

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  4. ankushmaster
    May 10, 2020 @ 13:20:41

    visit and enjoy my writing

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  5. Boyede Ayodeji
    May 08, 2020 @ 22:01:18

    This is really nice. Great work

    Liked by 1 person

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  6. Sarah Drury
    May 08, 2020 @ 11:04:28

    great nostalgia!

    Liked by 2 people

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  7. ILONAZBLOG
    May 03, 2020 @ 17:02:03

    AaAAAaa, I love it!!!

    Liked by 1 person

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  8. Ashee Asiwal
    May 01, 2020 @ 16:48:48

    Nice poem….. Coincidentally I’ve also written a poem at my blog a month ago named “childhood poem”

    Liked by 1 person

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  9. Oluwaferanmi Omojola
    Apr 30, 2020 @ 18:47:21

    Great job. You can also check out my poems.

    Liked by 1 person

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  10. Offshorewriter
    Apr 29, 2020 @ 19:04:26

    So truly said!

    Liked by 1 person

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  11. rudra
    Apr 27, 2020 @ 17:51:54

    Somehow through all this progress, world has changed for the worse.
    Lovely thoughts! 🤘

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