Even when I stay...?

Rathnashikamani By Rathnashikamani, 10th Mar 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/bimshwr5/
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This poem is the outcome of my childhood experience. I was born and brought up in a village called Choutkur in Medak District of Andhra Pradesh.

Once I walked down across the vast paddy fields to meet my father who went to a village about 22 km away. I was only 12 years then and I refused to stay back at home not heeding to my mother's advice. She, in fact, had summoned one of my uncles and requested him to go and get my father home due to some urgency.

Even when I stay...?

I was on my feet running briskly and quickly I was away from my village and crossed over the brink of the large lake and and set foot on the soil of another village where my classmate greeted me with surprise.

I explained to him my mission and took the way as directed by him through a narrow path frequented by the bullock-carts.

Then the fear crept up my legs and they were already faltering as I dreaded the snakes and some unknown demons in that lonely path covered with thick bushes on both sides.

* * *


Even when I stay in a city,
when it rains,
the smell of soaked hay
reminds me of my country days
when as a boy
I went away
in search of my Daddy
and lost my way
in harvested paddy fields
on a rainy day.

Tearfully I was panicky
in those look-alike acres of Geometry
and made my entry
into an alien Country.

Happy
that an uncle came my way
and guided me across a waterway
to my home
where my dad was already there
unaware of my lonely detour.

Best Wishes
Death is the fact of Life
Song Eternal

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Acreage, Alien, Boy, Boyhood Memories, Countryside, Detour, Field, Hay, My Father, Paddy, Panic, Stay, Tears

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
12th Mar 2011 (#)

ah the things we do as children, thank goodness for loving relatives.

I would love to see pictures of your home village - perhaps one time you will do a Travel article!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
12th Mar 2011 (#)

I'm blessed to get such endorsing comments from you Mark.

I'll add some pictures, but not of my village as I don't have them right now.

I'll definitely do a travel page.

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author avatar aden kendroemen
12th Mar 2011 (#)

Great feeling Sir, as I read this, I found myself running again. In the exhilarating mixture of joy and terror, that only the young know so well. Thank you..

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
12th Mar 2011 (#)

Thank you aden kendroemen,
your comments excite me and I feel like a child.

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author avatar Blossom S
12th Mar 2011 (#)

well done. like it,

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
12th Mar 2011 (#)

Thank you Blossom,
Your comment is an encouragement to me.

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author avatar Songbird B
12th Mar 2011 (#)

Great work, Rathnashikamani! You have captured the emotions within this poem perfectly...Great share my friend..

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
12th Mar 2011 (#)

Thank you Songbird,
Your comments mean a lot to me.

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author avatar ppruel
12th Mar 2011 (#)

This reminds me too of my younger years -

Interesting memories.. Well done dude!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
12th Mar 2011 (#)

ppruel,
Thanks.
I'm delighted that it brought your childhood years to memory

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author avatar Carol
12th Mar 2011 (#)

What great work, you capture the excitement and uncertainty of youth so well!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
12th Mar 2011 (#)

Carol,
Many thanks for your kind words.

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author avatar Dafeenah
12th Mar 2011 (#)

Things look so different through the eyes of a child. Beautifully written.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
13th Mar 2011 (#)

Dafeenah,
How wonderful and unforgettable is the childhood!

Thanks, for the visit and comment.

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author avatar muthusamy
13th Mar 2011 (#)

I love to read this poem loaded with lot of emotions. You have also nicely presented your childhood experience. Thank you for the poem

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
13th Apr 2011 (#)

muthusamy,
Nice compliments. Childhood is a sweet memory now.

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author avatar lucia anna
6th Apr 2011 (#)

great work

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
13th Apr 2011 (#)

lucia anna,
Thank you.

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