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Gone are the days...but not the memories
Thursday, July 20, 2006
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 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 on tree branches.

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

Signing off humming the nostalgic ghazal from the Ghazal Maestro, Jagjit Singh..

Ye daulat bhi le lo, ye shoharat bhi le lo
bhale cheen lo mujhse meri jawaanii
magar mujhko lauTaa do bachapan kaa saawan
vo kaagaz ki kashtii, vo baarish kaa paanii

.. the words, the voice, the music, together they give me
goose-bumps..seriously....
posted by All Smiles!! @ 8:56 AM  
4 Comments:
  • At 10:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey Kiddo! Trip down the memory lane huh!!
    but Gone are the days not the memories

     
  • At 2:37 PM, Anonymous Chandra said…

    Nostalgia at its best??

     
  • At 12:31 PM, Anonymous Abha said…

    wah, kya baat hai !! And that ghazal summarises it all, nai??

     
  • At 6:07 PM, Blogger kittu said…

    @rajitha: Thanks for visiting my blog. Went through some of your writing... very nice yeah! Gone are the days was good and bright future lay ahead with open arms...

     
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