Let Me


Let me live my life
The way you lived it
With all love and passion
Far from today’s rational world
In the beauty of nature
Let me enjoy my early childhood
Relish every bit of it
The way you did
In your good old days

Let me dance and play
Fly in the beautiful world
Of prince and princesses
Fairies and ghosts
And let me have all those moments
Which once you had

Just do not make me
A prisoner of your unrealized dreams and aspirations
Do not make me an oblation
In your sacrificial rituals
To go up and up
In the ladder
Which never ends

I am just another kid
Like those in the hamlet
I envy them
Envy their lives
Envy everything
They have
The carefree life
That freedom and open childhood
Which I do not have

I feel suffocated
When I find my childhood in chains
Give me that breathing space
To breathe
And look at the world
As it is

Even for a while
I ever doubt
Your love, affection and
Concern to see me at the top
But for a moment
Just get me out of the seclusion
The heap of books
The monotonous life
The values of the larger society
The burden of hopes and ambitions
Just enable me to have a glimpse
At childhood
It’s beauty, charm and elegance
That makes life so beautiful

copyright@smruti ranjan 27.11.2015

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About Smruti

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty, O.F.S, son of Raj Kishore and Shantilata Mohanty, born at Padmapur, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha on 1.1.1963 is a multilingual poet, essayist and writer. He is a published poet and writer and a featured poet of PENTASI B World Friendship Poetry. His writings include essays, short stories, poems and novels which are published in newspapers and in various national and international magazines, journals and anthologies. Working as Finance Officer in Govt of Odisha, he writes extensively on life, its beauty and intricacies which are widely acclaimed. Poems are published in Mother Anthology by Hall of Poets, Voices of Aspirants by Poetry Planet, Mother by Poetry for Peace, Let the men speak for peace, Aroma of wilting petals, Anupam Bharat, Sourav, The Rock Pebbles, Symphony of Souls, Serious &Hilarious, Heartistry, World poetry on let there be peace, Complexion based discrimination global insight, Thought and Nature Anthology, New Creative Anteriority, Spring Window to peace, Indo African Anthology, Love at first sight, Spilling Essences, You and Me, A new beginning, Heart to Heart, Only you, My Valentine, Whispering Hearts, Poetic Rainbow, Fragrance of Asia, The Harmony, Sahitya Anand, East meets the West, Symphony of Peace, Pearls of Poesy, Ambrosia, International Anthology on Autism, Stars, Sky and Poiesis, Rain Drops of Love, Smrutire Parijat, Peace Lover, GloMag, Feb 2019, Tranquil Muse, Medley of Melodies, Nostalgia, Rise to Higher Essence, Cherry Toppings, Inked Thoughts, Whispering Poiesis, Rippling of Peace, Creative Anteriority, World for Piece, Traumas on Widows, Holistic Healing of Widow, The Global Literati Insights Research Journal, 1st issue 2018 etc. Poems are also featured in online magazines like atunispoetry.com, our poetry archive, GloMag etc., Poem hunter.com, Destiny poets, Different truths, YouTube.com.etc Website-smrutiweb.wordpress.com

3 thoughts on “Let Me

  1. Joan McNerney

    Yes, I do see adults demanding so much from their children and children falling in line with those expectations. On the other hand, some children are completely discounted and their achievements ignored. Sad on both ends of this spectrum. Your child has its own soul and journey…wake up ADULTS.


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