My ‘Garden of Eden’
Life in my ‘Garden of Eden’ went on gaily,
Nothing worried me,
I was so carefree,
I remembered only me,
And walked so light heartedly
And often sang full throatily.
Merrily, merrily, and blissfully.
So full of cheer were my days,
All I had to do was to enjoy like popinjays
Surrounded by love, care, and security.
Till I reached my teens.
I started becoming keen
To explore the world fanciful,
With heart aflame plentiful.
Soon I experienced feelings, sentiments,
Passions growing and ephemeral enjoyments,
Praises, missives, new encounters,
In thousands of colours,
Brought a new world of high self-esteem.
Selfishness reigned supreme,
With self-love in the extreme.
Soon, sudden doubts, sudden strife,
Struck my vulnerable blissful life.
Streaks of moodiness took over,
Satanic thoughts began to hover
In MY Garden of Eden.
Destroying my peaceful haven.
Spring’s gaiety seemed a thing forbidden.
All that made me light, turned to boredom
And unexpected swings of mood and frustration.
My days were stormy,
With confusion and irascibility.
Examination fears, uncertainties,
Invaded with many other frailties.
Alas! Gone was my light-heartedness,
Life becoming jittery,
Gossips and rivalry attacked me,
Reducing my life to a mockery.
Fancies strange haunted my mind,
With an urge to have a partner kind,
To bring joy and have peace of mind.