Till It Lasts…


I was in my school
with my teenage friends,
teasing, laughing and falling
at one another’s weird jokes
and nonsensical talks,
enjoying every bit of moment
dancing and playing with them,
drenching in rain shower
cycling with them in pairs,
collecting all sorts of leaves
and flowers for the herbarium,
singing her favourite romantic song
to my one and only sweetheart,
making her caricatures
on the last page of my notebook,
then suddenly the devilish bell rang…

I came back to my original self
lying as usual on my bed,
but I had rediscovered my love
and was feeling like a teenager
with happy feelings in my heart
with an energetic mind and body,
time travel came back to nought,
but not me, not my happy feelings
I was still living my life to the fullest…

Let me enjoy it, till it lasts…


–Kaushal Kishore

32 Comments

  1. Thank you, Kaushal, for such a perfect recollection of what is to be very young, carefree, and able on a whim to cycle to the edge of the world if wanted.
    The video you provided to illustrate your point, actually took over your post with the vibrancy, beauty, and total abandon of the young girl-dancer.
    Thank you for the delightful picture of four friends on their bikes, which you use often and I like much.
    And your words – “till it lasts” should be our mantra for life.

    Joanna

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    1. Thank you so much, Joanna for your kind words and support. Your comments are always different, but complement my posts. I’m happy that you liked the video and picture of four friends. In fact I had used my bicycle during my college days. It was so delightful that I can’t say in words. Yesterday I was talking to one of my school friends. It’s really a different kind of experience altogether when you are with a classmate.

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  2. What a sweet piece of writing! Reminiscing is a beautiful thing. Sometimes, I wish I could go back to my younger years with the knowledge and wisdom that I have now. But, we do have to stay in the now, or present time, and look forward to a bright future.

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    1. Thank you for your kind appreciation. I agree with you, Susan! We can simply wish to go back to younger days, though realities are something different.

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  3. Whether daydreaming, reminiscing or dreaming while asleep, there are few things that compare to the carefree and romantic memories of our youth. For me with many more days behind me than ahead of me, reminiscing has become part of my daily routine. Just a few moments with my eyes closed and I’m filled with delightful thoughts of another time. Thank you, dear KK, for this touching poem. Absolutely charming and a bit melancholy – but in a very good way!

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    1. Thank you, Nancy for your beautiful reflections. I was reading a book, probably “counter clockwise ” that said that if you create past in the present with memories, newspapers, black and white TV etc, just to relive the past, you can unleash the potential energy. Age is just a mindset. Love more to live more. So your reflections are on the right track. Enjoy your memories of younger days to feel young. That should be the spirit.

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  4. Wonderful post Kaushal Ji.
    You went back to your school days and written the memories of those days. Awesome 👍
    As I was reading line by line, me too went back to my school in Durgapur Steel Township. Same was my feelings and enjoyments on those days.
    Same happiness during rain 🌧️
    Drenching in rain was very enjoyable. Now also I enjoy drenching in rain.
    Lastly the video is perfect here to go back.
    Excellent post 👍😊
    Regards 🙏

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    1. I’m so happy, Arun ji, that you liked the post and video that resonated well with you. I think as a child, we all were alike, more or less. That’s why, it’s so relatable. Thank you so much for your kind appreciation and encouraging words. Much appreciated. Regards 🙏💐

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      1. Thank you so much Kaushal ji for your lovely comments.
        Waiting for more posts with golden memories from primary and secondary school levels.
        Take care always 😊
        Regards 😊🙏

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    1. I’m glad that you liked the post, Akshita. In a way, you have vouched for my poem that as a teenager I had done what others of same age do or feel normally. That’s the time one is full of energy and ideas that should be channelised for the betterment apart from fun and entertainment. Thank you, Akshita! Enjoy your golden time.

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  5. Such a wonderful description of your days as a school boy, your first loves and experiences.. That kind of nostalgia is so good to remember..It invites us to still retain our innocence, even though the world has grown jaded around us. Beautiful writing Kaushal!

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    1. You’re right, Karima, this nostalgia will never go. Whenever I talk to a classmate, I return to same old days of fun and frolic. Those were golden days. Thank you for your kind appreciation 😊💖💐🙏

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  6. then suddenly the devilish bell rang…
    This is really amazing.. i am usually living in past or future, i hate this “bell” because it brings me back to the real world. Though, I wish I could live more in present.

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    1. Present is the reality. It’s also called “gift”. So you can’t and shouldn’t avoid it. But yes, past and future are also important for present. Past give present and present shapes future. So all are related. Be happy and enjoy the life. Thank you for sharing your reflections.

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