LIKE A CHILD

You’re not living like you should be,
You’re running out of peace and glee,
You’re only running for fame and glory,
Should ‘that’ be your life story?

How can you be so very insane? 
How can you live with so much pain?
You want to laugh but you don’t even grin,
Have you killed yourself from within?

You’re exhausted, You’re fed up,
But you don’t want to give up,
You want, but you can’t get bliss,
Tell me, what kind of life is this?

Has life made you complicated?
Or is it the other way around?
Question yourself,question your mind,
I’m sure, one day, the answer you’ll find.

Remember when you were a child,
Your mind and heart, both were mild,
I know you regret those days,
So, why not get back to those ways?

Run for glory, I don’t deny,
But you can’t handle that glory,
Until your soul is not free and mild,
Until you don’t live like a child!

                  – Nikesh Lilani 

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73 Comments Add yours

  1. Orange says:

    The concept of being like a child, keeping things simple is not new. But, you gift wrapped it so beautifully, and put forward the eclectic wisdom wisely! The very first line is so relatable!

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting on this one!

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      1. Orange says:

        Pleasure!

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  2. snehdoshi says:

    Amazing! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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  3. snehdoshi says:

    Amazing!!πŸ˜„

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  4. Lines very much similar to my belief, lovely. We all know it and yet not able to live back like a child.

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    1. Ya, it indeed is difficult to live like a child since that ego comes into action. And I’m pretty happy that even you think so. Thank you for reading this one!

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  5. Very inspiring…

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    1. Thanks a lot sir!

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  6. Very thoughtful and motivational!

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    1. Thanks a lot sir!

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      1. You are welcome sir!

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      2. I’m just 14, sir!!!

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      3. I can’t believe it. This is a great man in the making. You are from which country? India?

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      4. Whao! I don’t know what to say again. I wish you well in life. Have a great day, and continue to impact your world. A day of discovery and reward is near.

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      5. Mighty blessed and honoured to hear that from you! Thank you so much sir! It means a lot!

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      6. Bye for now! I will never miss your poem again.

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      7. Same from my side too!

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  7. Thank you so much for visiting my blog cause your visit led me to this wonderful blog. I loved your poems; they are really inspirational, thought provoking and Beautiful. Keep going πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh! Very grateful to you! Tell you what you’ve got a very great blog too! I’ll definitely keep following your blog in the future is well!

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      1. 😊😊 Thanks a lot πŸ™‚

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      2. You’re most welcome.

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  8. divesh9022 says:

    Excellent poem Nikesh ! We r not living as we should be living
    Love your poems

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    1. Thanks a lot Divesh! Your poems speak loudly too!

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      1. divesh9022 says:

        Not so loud as yours

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      2. Nah! Come on! If you write a poem and some one gets inspired , then purpose of the poem is accomplished.

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  9. divesh9022 says:

    Keep it goingπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‰

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  10. Mila says:

    please particicpate in the nerdy poet challenge! would really value your presence!

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      1. Mila says:

        the rules are in the post!

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      2. Mila says:

        πŸ™‚

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  11. Nashra Usmani says:

    This is amazingly written, things like technology and studies shouldn’t hamper the delicate mind of a child. Great poem!

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    1. That wasn’t something that I wanted to convey but what you say is absolutely bang on target. Thanks for reading this one.

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  12. Life would be so much more fun that way!! I always believe ‘Never let go of the child inside you!! It keeps you alive🀘🀘 Beautifully crafted!

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    1. Absolutely true. The child within keeps us going and I feel it as a teenager. Thank you very much for reading this one.

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  13. I’m very grateful to you. Thanks a lot. And I enjoy your blog too.

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    1. You’re welcome πŸ™‚

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  14. Bel says:

    Wow. This poem is so real. Is it life that gets in the way and changes us or do we change and see things differently? Great poem and well written! 😊

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    1. Thanks a lot sir! Very glad you got the message…

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      1. Bel says:

        You’re welcome Ma’am! 😜

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      2. Come on sir I’m a 14 year boy!

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      3. Bel says:

        Lol! And I’m obviously a woman – never been called Sir in my life. πŸ˜‚

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      4. Oh! I’m very very sorry. Do forgive me!

        Like

      5. Bel says:

        πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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  15. Shayra says:

    Nice poem .It depicts the reality of life .Well executed .keep writingπŸ‘

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    1. I actually got inspiration to write this poem from your post, ‘Carefree Soul’. So credit goes to you is well. Keep writing and inspiring!

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      1. Shayra says:

        That’s so nice of you! I am overwhelmed by your comment.Thank u and keep writing your poems .Your poems are genuine , shows more concern on today reality and its unique.

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      2. Thanks a lot!☺☺☺

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  16. jyo says:

    Very impressive !!

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  17. michnavs says:

    This inspiring theme has been used so.many times.by so many writers ..but you created a brilliant twist on this…the firts line alone is awesome..

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    1. Thanks a lot for reading. Glad you liked it

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  18. Yes true sooo true

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    1. Thanks for reading

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  19. Loved it! You’ve got my follow! Please check out my blog and read some of my poetry and maybe follow if you like what you see!

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    1. Thanks a lot for reading this one. I’m definitely visiting your blog…

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  20. mrhushhush says:

    I can’t help but feel as though this was written with me in mind. I like it though. A lot actually. Hauntingly nostalgic. Good job πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks a lot. I knew some readers will definitely feel that, it is actually written for them. Anyways, I’m pretty glad, that you liked this one. I’ll definitely keep following your blog in the future is well..

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  21. hnnessamgmailcom says:

    This is our problems nowadays is that we are running away from the child within us, we run from the purity, innocence, and the deep feelings. We are just keep chasing glory from this life and have forgotten our souls needs. Very deep keep it up.
    I like that one too

    Hanan Essam

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    1. Absolutely. We shouldn’t let the child within us fade away. Thanks a lot for reading. You’ve got an awesome blog. I’ll

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      1. hnnessamgmailcom says:

        I hope u found it as inspirational. Glad u liked it. πŸ˜„

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  22. Jenchat says:

    This is beautifully written. I envy your writing skills. You definitely know how to evoke emotions and memories.

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    1. That’s a very big compliment for me. Thanks a ton.

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  23. Great poem Nikesh!!!

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