Growing Up

Dedicated to Reesha Ahmed @


So you have grown up already, I wonder why!
Growing up, as I recall, ought to be painful,
with perceptions shifting, all the time, from one end
to another, while the black and white thoughts, too simple,
keep growing fuzzy with fifty shades of grey
or has human life evolved that much since my days?

Being born we all must taste the pain of growing up
and there is no shortcut either, to minimize
the acute and fluttering agony, that burns
and devours our throbbing existence from inside.

I remember, being sleepless for many nights, years ago
while growing up, tossing and turning on an empty bed!
Well now, my dear lass, I keep praying from the core of my soul,
that gracious God may forever keep you safe and protected!


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