A Quest on Overdrive … :)

An eccentric rambler on life's lessons and mercies, found and lost… :)

In Search of Children


Jam them, cram them-
Fill them, completely, to the brim
But, dear parent, make sure
You don’t mark them
Not, at least, where it shows.

Coax them, threaten them-
Butter them, blackmail them
The carrot, let it dangle
But, make sure, the stick
Dear teacher, they don’t notice.

Dazzle them, entice them-
Show them numbers, then reserve them
For the undeserving, never mind who they are
And while you ensure competition reigns,
O Government Gods, ensure you compartmentalize them.

Bloomin’ buds, drool prospectors-
Drinking eyefuls, on the campus
Fresh meat, made to order
Satiate the system, with them-
Electrify brains, tempted to lucre
A rosy picture, the flat, the car-
And of course, the luscious bodies
Soulless, waiting to be devoured.

Come Children’s Day, each passing year
I wonder, more sadly, more yearningly
The Children

Where have the Children gone?

26 May, 2008


Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

4 thoughts on “In Search of Children

  1. That’s a question I also ask, “Where have the Children gone?”.Beautiful thoughts, beautifully expressed 🙂


  2. @IHM, I think they are now referred to as Miniature Adults! Sad but true… the way they have become precocious to a fault, all at the behest of the Adult! We don’t allow them to be children anymore, do we? Thank you for dropping in again !


  3. So well expressed, a sad truth. But as for miniature adults… I think they were around earlier too Usha, but in a different setting. 🙂


  4. Disturbing truths, beautifully expressed, Usha.


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