Once, as soon as I would rub my eyes as a daily ritual,
My mother would be adoring my small face in a way too mutual..
Today, As soon as I am about to fall asleep,
The alarm is already ringing to annoy me deep.
Once, When I used to go out with short shorts and tight shirt,
I would play all day with my friends in the dirt..
Today, When I had already left in a formal wear,
I realised forgetting all about yesterdays assignments and tomorrow’s blurt..
Once, When I used to return home covered with sands,
Mom would already be shouting ‘Wash your hands!’
Today, When I came home for a meal,
Mom was asking ‘How was today’ s ordeal? ‘
Once when it used to rain, I danced very bold,
While Mom would shout’ You’ll catch cold! ‘
Now when I try to get myself wet,
I get scared with the fear of visiting a vet!
How simple life once used it to be,
How complicated today has it proven to be..
–by Anon Emus (Rishabh)