Sunday, July 13, 2014

Yesterday's Children

So many stories and never ending tales,
of a time long gone,
few decades back.

The time when they
spoke with their eyes
and wrote with their hearts.
The time when
the elders were feared
and the youth were muted.
The time when
there were towns,
but cities just a few.

We have heard the tales
of hard-work and hardship,
of simplicity and peace.

We have heard the tales
of the trouble they went through
to be who they are
and the work they did
to reach where they are.
We hear them loud and clear
no guilt,  just understand.

We learn from these tales-
the tales of Yesterday's Children.

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Our mamma never told us,
neither did school.
It was always hush hush.....

They closed our eyes,
as it came up.
Quietly ignored it,
when someone spoke
and said hush hush.....

They didn't tell us what is right
left us to figure the wrong.
They never told us,
what happened behind the closed door
or even the flower that comes up.
All they uttered was hush hush......

Today, we know it all
or we think we do.
Battling with the blurred lines
No courage to ask.
Can't hear hush hush....

They won't inform,
they won't warn.
What if we make a mistake
would they still say hush hush?....