Present Age Wonder Kids (Poem)

I never met anyone who didn't have a very smart child. What happens to these children, you wonder, when they reach adulthood?

— Fran Lebowitz

Flowers made of Flesh and Blood

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Almost a decade from now,

Someone gifted me a diary so wow,

A thick floral art diary,

Filled with pictures of flowers so nice!

Papers too reflect beauty,

Fell in love at the very first sight,

Thought to jot down my thoughts in a jiffy,

Well, checked myself from being in a hurry.

Later decided to pen down something unusual,

Again, after a while changed my mind,

Wished very next moment,

Let its blank pages be filled!

Wanted to write some stories,

Finally, kept it safely,

To transform it into a memoir special:

To capture a particular moment or a string of events,

Write about a dear one or all the loved ones,

Not just the ordinary experiences,

But, those that touched my heart.

A year passed by,

Wrote nothing only desired to write,

Failed to choose from my favorites,

Meantime my son was born:

First glimpse of his face, and I thought

What a beautiful flower he is!

First little touch and I felt

What a soft petal he is!

Smell of his body,

Sensed like a fragrant bouquet,

With experiences unnumbered life went on.

That floral art diary I noticed one day,

I reasoned my son suits the best,

None can be better than him,

A real beauty! A full of charm!

Strongly I believe and find,

Kids are the apt choice,

In no way they are less than a flower.

Nine years have passed by,

He seems to me a surprise package.

Everyday when I watch him grow,

He makes me glow.

Not just he but children of his age,

All of them simply amaze me,

The more and more I observe,

Praise after praise they deserve,

The more I notice,

These present age kids,

I wonder what to say,

I even flounder many times a day,

But, only genuine love it is!,

I have for this new age kid’s team.

Every present age child is a wonder,

They are simply a thunder,

One confuses, one stuns,

The other one leaves you mum,

The next one may horrify,

While another makes you cry,

Next may keep you guessing,

Other one may leave you laughing…

They are as beautiful as the morning dew,

Astonish all with their talent hue,

Brightens life like the early ray,

Touch hearts in every possible way.

Budding wonders with their ability,

Make all of us ponder deeply,

Let’s then feel free,

To exclaim collectively :

Wow! How shining little kids they are.

Can’t we greet them all?

With a heart full of zeal,

And hands full of lavender.

Be it parents or guardians,

Even teachers or well wishers,

Can’t we all try once?

It will be a lifetime experience!

Even for them and for us.

Our sweet little gesture,

Undoubtedly will be able to cheer,

The little wonders for years,

Never ever they will nurse any more fear,

There will be no more tears,

No sorrow will come near,

No problem to bear,

No hatred for the peers,

Let alone joy be their very dear,

And whole lot of love to share.

Hope you remember my floral art diary!

Now has got filled with my son’s query,

His multiple talents are my treasure,

Love reading it during leisure,

Confident I am when he will read,

He too will have extreme pleasure.

Sincerely, the present age little kids,

Truly are the beautiful flowers.

"Every child you encounter is a divine appointment."

— Wess Stafford, President Emeritus of Compassion International

Astonishing Kids

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My Inspiration

This whole poem is very close to my heart not because I created this but the inspiration of this poem is my one and only son. He did not serve as an inspiration only but I would say my little one who is thirteen plus now is the integral character of this poem. It's so because I became mother of his after giving him birth but got emotionally connected only when I touched, caressed, felt his entity, smelt him and the whole world seemed to change for me. Though all the relationships are important for me, he somehow is the world. May be because he is my responsibility and I cannot shun or pass it on others.

Till date I enjoy to watch and try to figure out the changing phases of his life. I even notice and observe other children too. This observation has always made me feel that present day children are way ahead of the children during my childhood. They definitely possess something extra may be their exposure to the outer world has created all the difference but the x-factor is, these little children know how to execute their caliber in a smart fashion. They are tremendous, doing so many things at one time with so much ease and that makes them worth adoring.

A wonder kid

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Senoritaa 5 years ago

Your descriptions of children are apt and touching. They truly are like flowers!


Nilanjan 5 years ago

Bah bah!!!


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

This is a wonderful mother who is writing the above :) These angels sure are like "flowers" until they start to scream and want it their way....lol

beautiful indeed shampa!


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shampa sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello Senoritaa,

Thanks for reading and appreciating. It is true that children are flowers.

Thanks Nilanjan

Hello Ruchira,

Your valuable comments mean a lot. I don't know that I am a wonderful mother or not but yes I feel children are wonderful along with their naughtiness. You are very true that these children when grow up lacks their flower like quality. I believe that somehow the seniors are responsible to some extent for their misbehavior. A person during his childhood when misses appreciation then it never helps him to grow with a natural sweetness.


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sweetie1 5 years ago from India

Hi shimpa, very beautiful poem. Looks like you got a son who is curious to know things. One day when i have kids of my own may be then i would probably understand mother's effection to her children. Really liked the poem.


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shampa sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello sweetie1,

Thanks for reading and liking it.You are right, my son is very talkative and extremely curious about everything.

Motherly affection is a different kind of feeling but in general if you love kids then you will be in love with the little ones who so ever he is! Kids are a delight to watch and especially these present age kids. They all have a computer brain which attracts a lot.


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makusr 5 years ago from India

Shampa, Beautiful poem isn't it? I like the way you have built up the poem and kept it going on. Beautiful.

Namaskar and warm wishes,

MAKUSR


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shampa sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello makusr,

Your comment means a lot. Thanks for regarding the poem beautiful.

Namaskar and keep on giving significant comments.


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mathira 5 years ago from chennai

Children are anchor of your life and your poem brought out the motherly feelings very well.


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shampa sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello Mathira,

Thanks for reading and appreciating my poem.


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sabrani44 4 years ago

Great hub, enjoyed it!


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello sabrani44,

Thanks a lot for enjoying this hub. This hub is very close to my heart not because it is my creative work but it reflects my first hand attachment with my new born son and how it is increasing day by day.


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sen.sush23 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

Shampa, wonderful expression of the mother's wonder at the uniqueness of her baby. Yes, it is a joy to watch the kids of today, they are so talented and constantly surprise you. But that makes it all the more important for parent's to realize to nurture with care. The question is nicely expressed. Voted up and sharing.


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winbo 4 years ago

simply awesome nd its touced me


kelleyward 4 years ago

This was wonderful. Thank you for reminding me how when I had my first son a piece of the world all around me opened up. I understand what you mean on ho you started to notice not just your son but the beauty and magnificence of all children. Great way to start my day!


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello sen.sush23,

Receiving a comment from you after a long time. Thanks for appreciating and sharing the poem. It is very true that at present the children are literally wonder kids. This has made nurturing very difficult which I am facing at every step. Thanks again.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello winbo,

If my poem has touched you then it is a great reward for me. Thanks for praising my write up.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello kelleyward,

Your appreciation has made my day. Thanks a lot for praising my poem.At present, children are amazing and I wonder how they manage to surprise us at every moment.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Shampa, this is beautiful and I am glad you mentioned it in your comment to my hub. I love how you compare them to a flower's beauty. They are so "wonderful" and have blessed our lives with just their presence. Voted up!


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello teaches12345,

Thanks for your read and appreciation. Your comment is very valuable. Thanks again!


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radhikasree 3 years ago from Mumbai,India

Your poem is so wonderful like present age wonder kids. They're always a flower in their mother's eye even after they're grown up.

Very nice poem. Up, beautiful, awesome and interesting. Thanks for SHARING!


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shampa sadhya 3 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Hello radhikasree,

Thanks a lot for praising my poem to such an extent which I never expected. This poem is very close to my heart as it deals with my motherhood and my son. It gives me a high whenever this poem gets appreciated. Though I am not very good at poetry and I am sure there must be some flaws in it but still I get motivated whenever I receive praise for my poetry.


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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

Beautiful poem and I think any mother can relate to it, me included. My life also revolves around my kids. Although they are all grown ups and well settled and busy in their jobs, but my feeling towards them has not changed a bit.

You wrote a wonderful poem because it was the affectionate mother in you, who was writing.

Thanks, voted up and shared on HP!


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shampa sadhya 2 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA Author

Thank you so much for your pleasing words for this creation. I too accept that this poem is truly a mother's creation than a creation of a poetess though I don't know that I should call myself a poetess or not. Thanks again for your votes and share.


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MG Singh 2 years ago from Singapore

Nice poem Shampa. Liked it


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Harishprasad 2 years ago from India

shampa, kids are always wonderful and joy to see, touch, feel and love. A beautiful poem straight from the heart ! Thanks ChitrangdaSharan for such a lovely share. Voted up and shared.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Really beautiful. Wonderful sentiments.

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