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Childhood Dream

Umesh is a freelance writer contributing his creative writings on varied subjects in various knowledge and educational sites in internet.

Preface

Every Child has childhood dreams and it sees his or her future through them. These dreams are sweet and soft but few of them really reach or achieve those dreams in their lives. This poem is a depiction of that failure in the life of many people.

Childhood dreams

When I was a child,
Having soft and tender age.
Life was easy for me,
As there was no maze.

I found everything nice,
From parents supportive eyes.
My ambitions soared high,
Up to the blue skies.

I was very sure of my future,
Laced with all nice things.
Like a bird in paradise,
Does nothing but only sings.

Soon I turned in an adult,
And failed in love miserably.
I tried my luck in sports,
But that was not my cup of tea.

I was much educated and,
Had degree in humanities.
But wherever I applied jobs,
I was told to have more abilities.

Now I am self employed,
And running my own business thread.
The world is too competitive and,
I am struggling for my daily bread.

Endnote

Life is like that. We have many aspirations in our mind when we are a child but the reality of life is different. The world is a strange place. There is competition everywhere and we have to fight continuously.

© 2020 Umesh Chandra Bhatt

Comments

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on June 28, 2020:

SKMUNSHI, thanks for your beautiful comment. Highly appreciate.

SKMUNSHI on June 28, 2020:

The sooner reality dawns upon us the better it is. But one should not stop fighting it out to achieve one's set dreams.

Nicely conceived and written poem from an experienced dream master.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on June 28, 2020:

Dr Ashok, thanks for the nice words. It is a great source of encouragement for me. Highly appreciate. Stay home and stay safe. God bless you.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on June 28, 2020:

Anand, thanks a lot for your beautiful comment.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on June 28, 2020:

Usman, thanks for your nice comment. Highly appreciate.

S K Anand on June 28, 2020:

Enjoyed reading your poem, I love poetry. It is interesting revelation of the growing up process and each one has a unique story. Chosen words nicely to make it rythmic. All the best.

Usman Khan on June 27, 2020:

Very realistic poem ! Uncertainty in life is always there as the variable are too many & beyond the control of an individual. Uncertainties can be controlled upto some extent only if an individual has the mass support

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on June 25, 2020:

Rajan, thanks a lot. Stay home and stay safe.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 25, 2020:

Life is no child's play. This reality hits us when we start to earn our daily bread. Nice poem.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on June 03, 2020:

Manatita, thanks for your serene visit and purified utterings. You are a kind hearted poet.

manatita44 from london on June 02, 2020:

Wise words. It would be nice, perhaps, to stay as children in our Hearts a little longer. Alas! Strife comes calling and we are forced to respond, like my keyboard to my fingers. Om Shanti!

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 14, 2020:

Sourav, thanks for your nice comment.

Sourav Rana on May 13, 2020:

You have truly said that we have many aspirations in life but the reality is quite different from them. Thanks for this interesting poem.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 13, 2020:

Dora, thanks for you lovely comment. Appreciate.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on May 13, 2020:

Umesh, you speak for many of us. Thanks for your poem filled with heartfelt sentiments.Grateful that we survived.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 12, 2020:

Linda, thanks for sparing time and visiting. Feel encouraged.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 12, 2020:

Ruby, nice to hear from you the solace in having dreams. Thanks.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 11, 2020:

Your poem has described disappointment very well. I was glad to read that in real life you are doing something that you enjoy now.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 11, 2020:

How very true your poetry is. We have big dreams when we're growing up, only to find out that much of the time they were pipe dreams, but in a sense, having dreams are wonderful! What if we had no dreams To look forward to? Nice one Umesh.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 11, 2020:

DreamerMeg, I can very well visualise Meggy Dreamer in her childhood yearning for those wishes. We all had same kindergarden where wishes were like butterflies flying near us on the flowers but when we catch them only the wings come in our fingers and the butterfly perishes.

I wanted to become a Professor in university but I landed in an oil company. When I wanted to write using a pen they gave me a screw driver to repair the equipments. Now after my retirement I am persuing my interest in writing amid friends like you. Stay blessed.

DreamerMeg from Northern Ireland on May 11, 2020:

Yes, this is very true. My dreams as a child were (1.) to be an astronaut or (2.) be a surgeon. Neither was really within my grasp, the first because I was born too soon, the second because I was unwilling to work hard enough to get accepted into medical school. I could have got in but not with the qualifications I had. If I had worked harder, I could have achieved the second. Our dreams as children are really wishes. We have to take action to bring them to fruition. Sometimes, our parents are too kind to us!

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 10, 2020:

Flourish, you are a kind soul. Thanks a lot.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 10, 2020:

Liz, thanks for your encouraging words.

FlourishAnyway from USA on May 10, 2020:

Umesh, I am sorry life has been so challenging and hasn’t gone your way often enough. Keep striving. The struggle is something we all face.

Liz Westwood from UK on May 10, 2020:

You put the contrast well between childhood expectations and aspirations and the harsh reality of adult life.