Innocence of Youth

To be held in high regards by mates
I’ve often obeyed what their law dictates –
The law authorised to decide
What to show and what to hide,
The law that promises a lot better,
The law they call peer pressure.

Pushing myself to ends of discomfort,
Not the least bit of lack in my effort,
I’ve called myself one of them;
I’ve tried to be part of them.
I look like them now;
A stranger, I am now.

Youth, in all innocence, is benign,
The exploiting world is what’s malign.
I wish I had the needed insight,
I wish I had the wisdom right.
Youthful innocence, it’s the truth;
Is the reason why, I’m uncouth.

Buds should’ve an armour on the out,
So they bloom in time, without a doubt.
The winds won’t shake them off
Beaks of birds won’t peck them off
But nature doesn’t function that way,
Likewise, wisdom, from youth, stays away.

I despise this new person, I’ve come to be;
Miles of animosity, between her and me…

– Cynic


15 thoughts on “Innocence of Youth

      1. Seriously I need to take vocabulary classes from you. Khoob saras saras shabdon no prayog karo chho. By the way do you write in Hindi/Gujarati too?

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  1. Ok, now I’m flabbergasted, what I stumbled upon yesterday were just excerpts of that tiny creative brain which now I reckon is brimming with inventive ideas and a natural flow to the series:) Absolutely a delight to visit your blogspace:)

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    1. Flabbergasted is a huge word. You are really kind and generous with your compliments. I agree with you partially on that brain part – tiny it is, but really more lazy than creative. 😛 I’m happy you liked going around the blog space. There are well furnished stories if you’d like to stay for a longer time, and smoothly flowing poems to take you around town.

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      1. Oh, thank you for your offer, I thought I was gate-crashing in here, the city of the lunatic is beautiful place to stay. waiting for the promised furnished stories and the poems would be the cherry on the icing:)

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