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The Cradle, the Swing and the Course of Our Existence


The Cradle And The Swing

"You are so lucky!",
Said the cradle to the swing.
"You have now, what I loved.
I miss those baby cries and giggles
I miss those moments all above."

The swing thought for a while,
And said to the cradle,
"Do not be sad my dear!
I know you miss the swaddle and cuddle,
I know getting lonely is what you fear.
Distance is a part of growth,
And sometimes you need to let go.
So my dear, do not fear,
'Cos the baby is in good hands for sure.
The baby, now, is a boy you see,
And I can show him amazing things.
Through me, he can touch the sky above,
As if he has his own wings."

Years passed by and the swing told the cradle,
"Hey! Do you know what has happened?
The boy is a grown up man today,
and doesn't that make me gladdened!
I believe he has tied the knot,
And you'll have company soon!
Just like the old times sake,
'Cos you've been in a long break,
It'll be good for you, I assume."

Not far from them was the rocking chair,
Tired of being bored.
It smiled and said, "its my time now,
'Cos soon, the baby is gonna grow old.
For it is the life going on in a circle,
And a full circle it must be."

The tomb from the graveyard not too far
smirked, "Oh yes! Next it's gonna be me!"

Farah N Huq

We are all connected in the great Circle of Life…


© 2020 Farah N Huq


Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 07, 2020:

Hello, Rabiyaa! Good to hear from you! Ami ki apnakey chini?

Thank you for your appreciation. Apni kothai problem face korchen kindly share it with me. I will help you to the best of my ability :)

rabiyaa on April 07, 2020:

Onek shondor hoise aita amio likhar plan e khullam aita but its tuff to understand the content of this page

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 07, 2020:

Thank you, sir, for your kind appreciation. Really means a lot to get such positive feedbacks. Stay safe and stay blessed.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on April 07, 2020:

Good composition. Well illustrated. Nice.

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 06, 2020:

Thank you so much, John, for yet another supportive feedback. I am happy to know that you enjoyed it. :)

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on April 06, 2020:

Farah, you explained the life-cycle so wonderfully by bringing these inanimate objects to life. Well done and I enjoyed the poem.

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 06, 2020:

Hello Riyaz,

How may I help you? I am new to Hubpages myself. So let's see if I can solve your problem.

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 06, 2020:

Oops! Let me write a disclaimer note first :)

"All characters, living or personified, appearing in this poem are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons or objects (specially cradle, swing and rocking chair) is purely coincidental." ;)

Thank you, Lorna, for your prompt and lovely feedback. Love to hear from you everytime. :)

Riaz from Khairpur on April 06, 2020:

Hy ,I need help please , reply me anyone

Lorna Lamon on April 06, 2020:

I think life has come full circle in this lovely analogy Farah. I really enjoyed this concept from birth to death as seen through the eyes of these treasured objects and how you have made them come to life, apart from the rocking chair of course. This one made me smile.

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