Another Poem

IMG_7221Wake up!


Do this

Do that

Comb your hair

Learn to tie your shoe laces

Do your homework

Chew with your mouth closed

Talk softly

Don’t scream


Run carefully

Don’t trip

Don’t lie

Study well

Write neatly

Tell them I am busy

Keep your room clean

Don’t overeat

Eat your veggies

Don’t eat your hair!

Be tough

Be kind

Read more

Go to bed.

But have I ever

Have I truly ever

Told you the stuff

The important stuff

The truly important ones…

Daydream a bit

Lie back and watch the clouds

Count the stars


The rain in the air…

The rich wetness of the earth…

Be proud of your body

Learn to listen to your body

Lick the ice cream bowl clean

With your fingers

And your tongue

Do something silly

Every once in a while

Run for joy

Don’t be afraid to love

With a pure vulnerable heart

It will hurt

But it will hurt more

If you don’t

Have loads of friends

Who you can laugh and

Have fun with

But have at least one

That you can cry

And be miserable with

Be brave

Be strong

Read more

And then some more

Write your thoughts down

Smile at the world

Trust your instincts

Daydream a bit more.

11 responses to “Another Poem”

  1. Beauuutiful!!!

    And, do show it to Sakshi. She could well understand more than we expect!! J




    1. Thanks Sonali! I will show it to her… soon 🙂


  2. Spot on! As a mommy of a toddler who is ready to take on the world, my little girl has taught me the truly important things in life. I hope when she is older, I can remind her of these little gems.


  3. So simple a poem…!! and an absolute delight…:). Loved it… let Aku read it..


  4. Awwwww…..all moms should tell their kids that!


    1. I think we are just so busy trying to keep it all together that the only times these thoughts get thought is when the child is sleeping. And then mums promise themselves that they will tell the kid all this in the morning. And then the sun rises and another mad rush of a day starts and these words are left unsaid…


  5. Love the poem Tinu! xx


  6. That’s a beautiful poem Binu.


    1. Thanks Vinu 🙂


  7. It is a lovely lovely one….. Have read it often on your blog!



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