Children Without Childhood

CHILDREN WITHOUT CHILDHOOD

Oh man, time is that earthquake underneath lieburied
unfulfilled desires, aspirations and despairs.

Oh man; none can liberate oneself from the pythonic grip
of time and circumstances while sojourn on mother earth.

Oh man; life is journey of struggles, failures and successes
but transient since time and circumstances arealways on move.

Oh man; I haveoften seen pindrop silence among people but dialogue
goes on.So we say silence is the most powerful language of all languages! !

Oh man; never form opinion based on perceptions.Not necessary
those who smile a lot while with friends are the happiest lots.I have
seen many a time such people in tears while in their loneliness.
Carry a tsunami and a volcano within! !

Oh man; if you have time do visit slums.You will see children
who grow up not knowing what childhood is.

by mamutty CHOLA

Comments (4)

We can sense here a confidence and independence in the tone - a tone found only in a few of the Sonnets. The poet reveals that his feelings toward his friend have cooled during his time away from London, likely during a tour with his acting company, the Chamberlain's Men (around 1594) . His confession that in his nature reign'd/All frailties that besiege all kinds of blood (9-10) , illustrates that his passions have no doubt been aroused by other acquaintances. This becomes even more apparent if we read Sonnet 110, in which the poet admits that his infidelities fulfilled a need to reclaim his youth: These blenches gave my heart another youth (7) . The theme continues throughout Sonnets 111-120, and the poet uses many terms for the same crime: stain, frailties (109): offences (110): harmful deeds, infection (111): shames (112): diseased (118): transgression (120): etc. Many scholars believe that Shakespeare's relationship with his dear friend (likely the Earl of Southampton) is more than platonic and few sonnets lend credibility to this argument more so than 109-120. Although the poet freely admits his stain, he insists that through his errors the love he feels for his rose has been strengthened. Sonnet 109 is an apology of sorts, but the poet in no way begs for forgiveness. What we find instead is tender praise finely contrived, perhaps as a valediction (Winifred Nowottny. In New Essays on Shakespeare's Sonnets, New York: AMS,1976, [66]) .
Awesome I like this poem, check mine out
.............a true romantic...wonderful lines... ~For nothing this wide universe I call, Save thou, my rose; in it thou art my all.~
Shakespeare really had a lot of gall sometimes. In this poem he seems to be saying 'All dem other women didn' mean nuttin' to me, honey! ' I wonder if he was trying to get someone to take him back... Still, this sonnet is one of my favourites. It is beautifully done, and if that is what he meant, I hope she did take him back. It can have a more noble meaning, though, if you look at it right. I travel a great deal, and this sonnet reminds me of the wife I look forward to seeing again- the wife I remain true to, temptations be damned. For nothing this wide universe, save her, I call my Rose; in it, she is my all.