Like Duck to Water, thats how I have taken to life :). This blog is the saga of love and adventures of a small duck in a large water body called LIFE....

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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

My Memoirs...



My Memoirs..

I was born, not too long ago
In the beginning of spring..
Everyone around me would quip
"Isn't she a dainty little thing?"

My friends and I swayed
And played in the warm breeze.
People called us cute and lovely.
Life was moving with so much ease..

We slowly grew strong and healthy,
In the warmth of the summer sun.
Little ones becoming bigger,
Growing together was a lot of fun!!

I enjoyed the early raindrops
the drizzles and the heavy rains..
We stood strong and faced storms,
Withstood tornadoes and hurricanes..

But later I became discoloured,
Red sometimes and other times yellow.
Standing strong was in the past,
I started becoming shaky and mellow.

Now as I lie on my death bed of grass,
I honestly feel no traces of grief..
Young ones will grow again next spring,
After all, I'm just another leaf...

20 Comments:


Sriram retorted...

Wifey,

Am quoting here in verbatim what I wrote to you in chat the moment I read it -

"rajamanuri: Fab stuff !!!
rajamanuri: A starking similarity between a life and a leaf
rajamanuri: but that's really fab - know what when i started reading, i thought it was about life, towards the end is when i realised it was about a leaf and thats when i realised the similarity b/w life and a leaf -- fab !! clap clap clap!!!"

Each stanza tells about the different stages of life.

Keep the tempo going :)


Deeps retorted...

Wow, thanks Sri :). You know I can't tell you enough how glad am I to have you in my life. I've heard ladies say that their hubby is their friend, philosopher and guide. You are my critic too :). Boy, am I lucky or what!!

But you lazy guy, seeda copy pasted our chat script huh? :-p to you for that :).


Amit retorted...

Boy! that overwhelmed me. "Awesome in one
word.The way u named it I thouthg you were talking abt urself. It was in the last para I realized that it cant be you.
Great work!


Deeps retorted...

Amit, thanks :). Hehehe :). I actually thought of titling it "The memoirs of a leaf", but the whole point of the poem was to not let anybody know that I'm talking about a leaf ;-). Atleast until the last 2 paragraphs :). So sneaky that I am, I didn't even put pictures this time ;-) :-D.


Sachin retorted...

Amazing! :D :D
when I completed reading, I was laughing loud at my thinking of not realizing the main character!!

Very creative!!!


Sachin retorted...

Amazing! :D :D
when I completed reading, I was laughing loud at my thinking of not realizing the main character!!

Very creative!!!


Deeps retorted...

Sachin, you didn't realize it either? I really thought you people will say "Hey I knew it all along" :-p. I must be better than I thought I was ;-).


Missy (Ms. C) retorted...

Good job!

Just a small correction,if I may. 'Me and my friends' is not a correct usage in English. And this being a poem, I would expect it to have grammatically correct English. The correct usage would be 'My friends and I'.


Deeps retorted...

Thanks Ms. C, I think I'm too used to the slang version of saying me goes, me talks etc :). Suggestion implemented, looks much more dignified now ;-).


Soumya retorted...

Hey Deeps,

This is too good!!! Wow, it was wonderful not to realise u were talking about the leaf until the end...I'm lost for words...

Excellent!!Keep up the good work...Ure great...Awesome yaar!!


Deeps retorted...

Thanks Soum :). I'm totally surprised that none of you people actually guessed - the clues were scattered all along like spring, summer, rain. I didn't mention autumn explicitly for that'd have done it ;-).


geethamh retorted...

Dearest Deeps

When I started reading I went back 25 years ago...when you were born..!cause it was nearing spring..! Raindrops, drizzles, rains o k Where it come tornadoes & hurricanes? When I was reading last para..couldnt resist.. Wonderfull!!!Deepu..


geethamh retorted...

Dearest Deeps

When I started reading I went back 25 years ago...when you were born..!cause it was nearing spring..! Raindrops, drizzles, rains o k Where it come tornadoes & hurricanes? When I was reading last para..couldnt resist.. Wonderfull!!!Deepu..


Deeps retorted...

Thanks mom :).


wise donkey retorted...

amazing deeps, simply amazing..

had to read it twice:D

very beautiful:)


wise donkey retorted...

i wondered on the red and yellow,but still didnt get it till the last line:)


Sujit retorted...

Very nice..


Deeps retorted...

>> Gaya >>

Thanks a lot! Yup, I actually expected people to wonder at the red and yellow and figure it out :).

>> Sujit >>

Thanks :).


geethamh retorted...

a wonderful poem indeed. I am glad that u r improving continuously and u can think of publishing a collection. Proud of u. luv
-dad


Deeps retorted...

Thanks dad :). Wow that makes me raise my collar :).