Saturday, August 21, 2010

Actual Lessons to Understand!

From the time we are born through
The time, on our own that we start to stand
And till the eternity as it seems we have to understand
A feeble memory exists in the memory
When first was I asked, "Did you under stand?"

Sports I played hard and hurt many a times
Always it begun with a failure which I could hardly stand
Spell bound with game intricacies
That I tried hard to understand
Sportsmanship, Fair play & the patient endurance
Were the actual lessons I had to understand!

Books I read to score good and to top
Read & practiced till I knew it by heart
Thinking sometimes about the wisdom of history
Can it be sometimes be really of any use to me
And the geographical boundaries could I really travel
But then it struck that Education actually
Gives knowledge more than you need 
And that’s the actual lesson I had to understand

Being small I always wanted to grow up
But growing up destroyed many many small childhood joys
Being an audience I always wanted to anchor
Anchoring though gave me highs and pleasure
But calmness of being Audience was lost forever
With pleasure of something that was conquered
And that’s the actual lesson I had to understand

While Learning to drive I loved to gaze at pace
When the fear was conquered,
It was thrilling in its own ways
But all in all it was not that worth the risk
Neither the race nor the reckless breeze
And that’s the actual lesson I had to understand

In the frames of general usual passing life
In a spontaneous growing old we learn that we should grow wise
Joys & sorrows which shows friends & seasonal friends like wise
Learning to shrug the failure & the criticism was nice
And Nicer was separating stupid comments alike
An unending learning, continuously unfolding an interesting mystery
Thereby making a small regular each one of us’s Life
Challengingly beautiful in its own way & style
Rather than just a repeat of anyone else’s History & Lifestyle
And that’s the actual lesson I had to understand!
-Kiran Hegde


  1. u sure learnt a lot...we all do..n there's still a lot!

  2. yeah Nimisha, something like we think we have understood and various situations teach new lessions :)

  3. You have learnt quite a lot, and novel in their own ways. So true that life unfolds everything new, and to flow along with it is what makes Us.

    Blasphemous Aesthete

  4. Yeah Anshul, Unfolding mystries make it interesting in its own way :)

  5. Our childhood is one place where learning makes everything fun. There's so much we have learnt along the way. Sometimes we don;t even acknowledge that these were the lessons that we actually learnt knowingly or unknowingly.
    Lovely poem. :)

  6. Wonderful write about the things you've learned. Life is lifelong lesson. Very nicely done!

  7. Life is surely learning much more than lessons at school. Good to sum it up like you did. :)
    I am at ~

  8. Wow...!!! I;m so impressed. This poem speaks the life u have lived, and how wonderfully you penned down all that you learnt from it! I felt so calm when reading these words of urs:)
    Happy December and a great New Year!
    Dropping by from The poetry Palace

  9. Lovely words of wisdom...I wrote a comment. dunno where it disappeared?? but yeah...ur poem was a peaceful read:)
    Happy December and a great New Year!

  10. Repetition can be useful; you found the exception. This was very nice. Thank you for sharing.

    -Erick Flores


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