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Gone are the days............

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by aarthi, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. aarthi

    aarthi New IL'ite

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    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
    We learnt writing with slates and pencils, and
    Progressed To fountain pens and ball pens and then
    Micro tips.

    Gone are the days
    We began drawing with crayons and evolved to
    Colour pencils and finally sketch pens.

    Gone are the days
    We started calculating first with tables and then with
    Clarke's tables and advanced to calculators and
    computers.

    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 all the colors in the world,
    Decorated the campus on the Second Saturdays.

    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
    When cricket was played with writing pads as bats, And
    Neckties and socks rolled into balls.

    Gone are the days
    When few played "kabadi" and "Kho-Kho" in scorching
    sun, While others simply played "book cricket" in the
    Confines of classroom.

    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
    While few others had "Big Fun", "pulippu muttai",
    "gulfi ice", "seeval ice !" and "pepsi !" at 4o Clock.


    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 Of tenth and twelfth standards, when
    we Spent almost the whole year writing revision tests.

    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
    when we used to talk for hours with our friends.
    Now we don't have time to say a HI.

    Gone are the days
    when we played games on the road.
    Now we code on the road with laptop.

    Gone are the days
    when we saw stars shining at night.
    Now we see stars when our code doesn't work.

    Gone are the days
    when we sat to chat with friends on grounds.
    Now we chat in chat rooms.....

    Gone are the days
    where we studied just to pass.
    Now we study to save our job

    Gone are the days
    where we had no money in our pockets and fun filled on our hearts
    Now we have the ATM as well as credit card but with an empty heart

    Gone are the days
    where we shouted on the road.
    Now we don't shout even at home

    Gone are the days
    where we got lectures from all.
    Now we give lectures to all... like the one I'm doing now....

    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 .....

    NO MATTER WHATEVER YOU ARE & HOW BUSY YOU ARE ,

    DON'T FORGET TO LIVE THE LIFE THAT STILL EXISTS.

    IT WON'T BE THERE FOR EVER . . . . . . . .

    love always
    aarthi
     
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  2. sudhavnarasimhan

    sudhavnarasimhan Silver IL'ite

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    Dear Aarthi,
    Thanks for posting all these lovely snippets...each and everyone of them was worth reading and enjoying...keep it up!
     
  3. SLA

    SLA New IL'ite

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    It was really nice. it brought back my old memories, which put a smile on my face
     
  4. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    hi arthi,

    You have definitely made me go back down the memory lane.....You have really put your heart into it....great going...keep up the work.................:2thumbsup:
     
  5. Sindhuja

    Sindhuja Silver IL'ite

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    Hi Aarthi,
    I enjoyed your poem. It really took me back to my childhood days.
     
  6. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Aarthi,
    Very nice poem which brings back the exact experiences we had in our 'olden days', which are priceless. Keep going!
    Sriniketan
     
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    rababh Senior IL'ite

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    Purani jeans aur guitar
    Mohalle ki vo chhat
    Aur mere yaar
    Vo raaton ko jaagna
    Subah ghar jaan
    Kood ke deewar
    Vo cigaretee peena
    Gali mein jaake
    Wo karna daanton ko
    Ghadi ghadi saaf

    Pahunchna college hamesha late
    Vo kehna sir ka
    "Get out from the class!"
    Vo bahar jaake hamsha kehna
    Yahan ka system
    Hi hai kharaab
    Vo jaake canteen mein
    Table bajaake
    Vo gaane gaana
    Yaaron ke saath

    Bas yaadein
    Yaadein
    Yaadein reh jaati hain
    Kuchh chhoti
    Chhoti
    Baatein reh jaati hain
    Bas yaadein..

    Vo papa ka daantna
    Vo kehna mummy ka
    Chhodein ji aap
    Tumhein to bas nazar aata hain
    Jahan mein beta
    Mera hi kharaab
    Vo dil mein sochna
    Kar ke kuchh dikha dein
    Vo karna planning
    Roz nayi yaar


    Bas yaadein
    Yaadein
    Yaadein reh jaati hain
    Kuchh chhoti
    Chhoti
    Baatein reh jaati hain
    Bas yaadein..
     
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  8. WorkingWoman

    WorkingWoman Gold IL'ite

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    Gone are the days ..
    When people used to become friends while travelling in train or by daily meeting at bus stop or public place. Now a days I see people with their eyes glued to their mobiles and laptops :(. If we try hard then they just reply to what we say instead of showing any further interest in talking.
     
  9. Saisakthi

    Saisakthi IL Hall of Fame

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    :welcome to IL family, Rababh Sister,

    Yeah, great thoughts and also thanks for refreshing the thread otherwise we would have missed out Aarthi Sisters' refreshing down the lane memory.

    Keep coming, Best wishes..
     
  10. Angellic

    Angellic IL Hall of Fame

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    Wonderful poem, Good work :) It really took me back to my childhood days...

    Gone r the days,
    when we wanna grow up to become so and so and now wishing for those childhood life again...


    With love,
    Angellic :)
     

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