Monday, March 23, 2009

Good Old School days......

The school reopened in June,
And we settled in our new desks and

When we queued up in book depot,
And got our new books
and notes!

When we wanted two Sundays and no Mondays, yet
managed to line up daily for the morning prayers..
We learnt writing with
slates and pencils, and
Progressed To fountain pens and ball pens and then Micro tips!

When we began drawing with crayons and evolved to
Color pencils and finally sketch pens!
When we started calculating
first with tables and then with
Clarke's tables and advanced to
Calculators and computers!

When we chased one another in the
corridors in Intervals, and returned to the classrooms
Drenched in sweat!

When we had lunch in classrooms, corridors,
under the trees and even in cycle sheds!

When all the colors in the world,
Decorated the campus on the Second Saturdays!
When a single P.T. period in the week's Time Table,
Was awaited more eagerly than the monsoons!

When cricket was played with writing pads as bats,
And Neckties and socks rolled into balls!

When few played
'kabadi' and 'Kho-Kho' in scorching sun,
While others simply played
'book cricket' in the
Confines of classroom!

Of fights but no conspiracies,
Of Competitions but seldom jealousy!
When we used to
watch Live Cricket telecast,
In the opposite house in Intervals and Lunch breaks!

Gone are the days
Of Sports Day,
and the annual School Day ,
And the one-month long
preparations for them.

Gone are the days
Of the stressful Quarterly,
Half Yearly and Annual Exams, And the most
enjoyed holidays after them!

Gone are the days
Of tenth and twelfth standards, when
We Spent almost the whole year writing revision tests!

We learnt,
We enjoyed,
We played,
We won,
We lost,
We laughed,
We cried,
We fought,
We thought.
With so much fun in them, so many friends,
So much experience, all this and more!

Gone are the days
When we used
to talk for hours with our friends!
Now we don't have time to say a `Hi'!

Gone are the days
When we played games on the road!
Now we
Code on the road with laptop!

Gone are the days
When we saw stars Shining at Night!
Now we see stars when our code doesn't Work!

Gone are the days
When we sat to chat with Friends on grounds!
Now we chat in chat rooms......!

Gone are the days
Where we
studied just to pass!
Now we study to save our job!

Gone are the days
Where we had no money in our pockets and still fun filled on our hearts!!
Now we have the atm as well as credit card but with an empty heart!!

Gone are the days
Where we shouted on the road!
Now we don't shout even at home

Gone are the days
Where we got lectures from all!
Now we give lectures to all... like the one I'm doing now....!!

Gone are the days
But not the memories, which will be
Lingering in our hearts for ever and ever and
Ever and ever and ever .....

Gone are the Days.... But still there are lot more Days to come in our Life!!

EXISTS...... ...

(Thanks a lot Mannu for writing this.Yes,I still remember those days when we used Writing pads as our bat to play cricket.Do,you remember John Vada pav wala?Yaar,you made us happy by writing this.Thanks a lot Manpreet.You rock.....Hope we get back to school one day to meet our teachers....some one who loved us.Hugs!!)


When we looked at the sky and searched for the stars,
You showed us the twinkling stars.
When we went through the darkness,
you gave us the light of happiness.
Without you ,Our life wouldn't be the same.
You took efforts and stress to teach us,
Leaving behind the troubles and the pains.
Thanks a lot for everything you have done for me and Anu.
Thanks AMMA!!!.

Many Many happy returns of the day,MOM


  1. Sweet memories of school days! It pains to think school days are not going to come again!!

  2. The great Old Days....
    Yeah is completely differnt now..but those lovely days wud always be missed and memories wud always be chersihed..:)

  3. waoh a nice tribute mann ...Nostalgia always works one up doesn't it :)

  4. wow i loved this poem....i literally went back n lived in my school days while reading it...thanks so much for such a beautiful read :-)

  5. hey...ur post snap back all the school fun n frnds...:)..i missed them ...:|

  6. lovely lovely post man....dis was d best......i hav done all those things u mentioned in my school days(plus sme more ofcourse..) dis was so nostalgic, could relate to it in evry line.....

    "When we saw stars Shining at Night!
    Now we see stars when our code doesn't Work!"

    & dis is so, so true in our case!!!!

    nice one man....cheers!!!:)

  7. sooperaaa irundhuchu.. naanum schoolukku poganum now

  8. i read the poem at wl.. and i loved it.. :D

    and happpppyyyyyyy birthday to mommy !!!

  9. you have been awarded.. visit my blog.. :D

  10. Darn.. Now even i miss my school.. !

  11. lol

    me awarded wit honest scrap awrd lolz

  12. mere bina party manai :X
    tu gaya kaam se

    say my hello n belated bday wishes to your mom

  13. flooded with nostalgia !!!

    i just loved this piece :) :)