Adolescence Days

Adolescence Days

Lovely were those adolescence days
when Pop Music secretly
captured my soul

Roch Voisine, the handsome
Greek god-like singer
with a serious look
and soft voice
was topping the music charts
with his song Hélène,
My heart melted by
all his sweet ballads

Jason Donovan with his
charming smile and
carefree youth’s looks
made me feel like dancing
to the rhythm of his songs,
My emotions shone
with enthusiasm

Melody, the teenage singer
with her song,
‘Y’a Pas que les Grands qui Rêvent’
shared my well-cherished
girlish dreams,
I felt like
I’ve really grown up

Top 50, Top Secret, Podium
and Smash Hits sparkled
in my leisure time ,
I also listen to the songs
and wrote down the lyrics
in my fancy, decorated copybooks,

Beside each song’s lyrics,
I highlighted the name
of the talented singers
with fluorescent pens
and stuck photos of them
elegantly cut from my
favourite showbiz magazines

Oh, how I really enjoyed
those moments!
It was only
Music and I,
Music comforted me,
Music gave me strength,
I was ready to face
the bumps and bounces
of real adolescence.

Vatsala Radhakeesoon

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About vatsala radhakeesoon

Born in Mauritius in 1977, Vatsala Radhakeesoon is the author of the poetry books ,When Solitude Speaks (2013) and Depth of the River ( July 2017). She is the representative of Immagine and poesia (Italy based literary artistic movement) for Mauritius. Her works also regularly appear in online literary journals, magazines and blogs such as Setu, Indiana Voice Journal, Dissident Voice , Tuck Magazine , Destiny Poets and others. Vatsala is currenly self-employed and continues to write poems in English, Kreol, French and Hindi.

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