KVV (02/06/1951 / Sullia - 574239, Karnataka; .)

A Desire To Reach Each Other

As an elder,
My thoughts are centered
On my young child;
But, as a child,
My child’s thoughts are
Focussed on a grown-up man.
While I would like to
Travel back till his age,
He likes to speed fast
To my age.
Both have a distinct desire
To reach each other;
But I know that
I am destined to
Fail in my race,
While my child is destined
To win the race!
“O, there is joy in being young! ”—
I say to myself.
“O, there is limitless freedom in being old! ”
My child proclaims!

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Both have a distinct desire To reach each other; But I know that I am destined to Fail in my race, While my child is destined To win the race! “O, there is joy in being young! ”— I say to myself. “O, there is limitless freedom in being old! ” My child proclaims! - - - - - - -A very nice portrayal of thoughts of a child as well as of an old portion with much wisdom.
Excellent insight! The dialogue you use makes this all the more close to home. We are the elders in time, but the inner child keeps us young. Forever this will be.xxxElys
Yes, the children of today want to grow up so fast, those of us who are grown know that there should be no rush, childhood is too short as it is. Thank you for sharing :)
What a profound write.... and isn't it true? So very true! HG: -) xx
Truly said. A nice poem.
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