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Don’t rob my innocence!

In response to Helene’s What do you see weekly challenge, to write a post the pic prompt.

little-boy

The tiny feet caper merrily

walks on the path of life

enjoying the wondrous sight

with curiosity and awe,

discovers boundless treasures

falters, learns and assimilates

savoring the magic of nature

rearing to hold infinity in his palms,

Before,

his sentinels grab him, to cast him into a mold

burden his tender shoulders with a load too heavy

bundle him on an assembly line

stamp him with fear and anxiety

confine his growth within the societal norms

rob him of his innocence, shred his soul,

churn out an end product –  a successful living robot!

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71 comments on “Don’t rob my innocence!

  1. balroop2013
    December 6, 2018

    A lovely message Radhika! Let them explore the world they want to…hope all parents are listening.

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    • radhikasreflection
      December 6, 2018

      Thanks Balroop. I seriously wish the educators and parents take heed to the cries of the overburdened children.

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  2. Isha Garg
    December 6, 2018

    Starting from the pure source, replete with love and colours – as the magical picture suggests, – to the pernicious reality of life today, replete with equivocal (in)humanity – your poem is a masterpiece of these times, Radhika.

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    • radhikasreflection
      December 6, 2018

      Thank you so much dear Isha. I feel very saddened to see children forced to give up their childhood behind books or various classes. The entire system needs an absolute makeover.

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  3. Jyo
    December 6, 2018

    Wowww beautiful flow of emotions…really amazing read… totally agree with your words👍

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  4. Megha's World
    December 6, 2018

    This speaks so true of the pressure our kids go through these days. Taking the chance to let them grow at their own pace is as good as robbing their innocence.

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    • radhikasreflection
      December 6, 2018

      Absolutely agree with you Megha. At times I feel so guilty of containing them within a specified framework.

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      • Megha's World
        December 6, 2018

        Yes we all are guilty of that to certain extent but the idea is to have the awareness about it so that we do not restrain them completely.

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  5. BeingAlive
    December 6, 2018

    Sorry state of affairs but u expressed the stark reality so well👍🏻

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  6. DeepikasRamblings
    December 6, 2018

    Wow, wow & wow !! You have summarised it so beautifully 👌

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  7. Hélène Vaillant
    December 6, 2018

    A sage message Radhika, one to send to all parents of this world, allow your children to be children. We have sad and challenging circumstances awaiting our children into today’s world. Being a parent, as well as having been a child at one time, the same process has been alive in every generation. We mold them to our expectations, and it goes on, and on.

    Thank you so much for this beautiful post. It is a reminder, a blessed reflection on how we too often behave unfavorably.

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    • radhikasreflection
      December 6, 2018

      You summarised it so well Hélène. Well, I thought this issue is faced predominantly in India. If it is so in other countries as well, then some serious thought needs to go into it. Else we will be producing smart zombies the world over.

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      • Hélène Vaillant
        December 6, 2018

        India and everywhere else in the world, it is the way humans have raised children for centuries, to be someone, to be this and be that, expectations no matter what caste, creed or nation, rich or poor. It is more so in today’s age though, we are moving too fast into the robot age taking over all manual work and personal experience to us is being lost.

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      • radhikasreflection
        December 6, 2018

        Can’t agree more with you Hélène. I hope people realise that all this is a kind of negative growth and amend ways before it is too late.

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      • Hélène Vaillant
        December 7, 2018

        Right on Radhika.

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  8. Jyo
    December 6, 2018

    Woww beautiful flow of emotions…really amazing read👍

    Liked by 1 person

  9. loveintheair
    December 6, 2018

    Beautifully written in the world and I love it…😊😉

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  10. The Typewriter
    December 6, 2018

    Deep, insightful, inspiring, thoughtful.. well done Radhika.. true that.. let’s not rob them off their innocence.. loved it.. thankyou.. 😇💕

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  11. swalia
    December 6, 2018

    Unfortunate reality!!!

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  12. Akhila
    December 6, 2018

    That’s really thoughtful… Let us try to save the new gen from all these society norms..

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  13. Chiru
    December 6, 2018

    Well written Radhika.. Explaining the threat of future…

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  14. boundlessblessingsblog
    December 6, 2018

    True words so well composed on the innocence that is lost by the child as he or she grows up, overburdened beyond his means and finally you are just living and breathing robot. Lovely picture too.

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    • radhikasreflection
      December 6, 2018

      That is exactly what is happening today. Most children are so stressed out. Innocence and playful banter seems to be missing as they grow.

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      • boundlessblessingsblog
        December 6, 2018

        Yes dear Radhika we in todays world and our children have totally lost it and who knows where are we going. All are simply stressed out and walking as Zombies with no destination in mind.

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  15. myexpressionofthoughtsblog
    December 6, 2018

    Magnificent Radhika

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  16. Mukhamani
    December 6, 2018

    I feel the same when I see children these days going for tuition classes. After a long day at school, how much can they take in? A rat race.
    Very well expressed Radhika.

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    • radhikasreflection
      December 6, 2018

      Thank you Lakshmi. I have seen children who are still in kindergarten going for tuition. That really shook me up. Where are we heading to, is a question I keep asking and what price are we paying for it?

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  17. Deepika Kumaaraguru
    December 6, 2018

    As usual, a stunning splay of words, Radhika! ❤ Loved it!

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  18. Indira
    December 6, 2018

    Beautiful interpretation from the pic, Radhika!

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  19. vidur sahdev
    December 6, 2018

    A beautifully worded sad reality, Radhika! 👍

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  20. almeidadepaulo
    December 7, 2018

    So beautiful poem Radhika!!!

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  21. Your words always deliver reality very strong and beautiful, a successful living robot good lesson for every parent. I don’t want to do this for my children

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    • radhikasreflection
      December 7, 2018

      Thanks Meenakshi. Neither of us want our children to be like that, but we all fall prey to the unreasonable laws of societal framework.

      Like

  22. Infinite Living
    December 7, 2018

    stamp him with fear and anxiety – very sad that this is so true. I was discussing this exact same yesterday, your poetry brought it out so beautifully.

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  23. Jyotirmoy Sarkar
    December 7, 2018

    Beautiful presentation…its the truth of life, time will snatch innocence gradually.

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  24. Megala
    December 7, 2018

    It is so painful to find the parents “burden his tender shoulders with a load too heavy”.

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  25. pvcann
    December 7, 2018

    Sadly true

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  26. Dahlia
    December 7, 2018

    Aww I feel for the poor child! Btw well penned 🙂

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  27. Kindly check the link for the white elephant challenge

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  28. Moushmi Radhanpara
    December 9, 2018

    This was really thoughtful Radhika, and you said it so brilliantly.

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Shantanu Baruah
    December 10, 2018

    This is beautiful

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