Sunday, February 6, 2011

17 again

17... thats how old I was, when you asked me to decide.
Back then I really had no clue, in you I now confide.
Architecture seemed fascinating... MBBS, the easier way.
So I chose people over sky scrapers... and, with Ma & Pa I got to stay!


Life in Sewagram was all I knew, I still went through orientation.
Met 64 new kids from far and near, as they struggled with homesickness n starvation.


In the class on day one, I sat just scribbling notes, when somebody yelled "Kalantri".
I looked up at this new professor wondering, "how the hell does he know me?!"


And then on I got used to being called out, no matter how much I tried.
Any row, any corner, wherever I sat, I simply could not hide!

There are many things others mustn't know. So I am told not to gossip.
But I am a girl with curious friends. Some things are bound to slip!

When I win, it's because I am a daughter. When I don't, its in spite of it.
All others will agree when I say, It ain't easy being a staff kid! 

Yes, won't deny that we do get some perks... Some smiles and maybe a mark or two.
But believe me it just isn't worth all the crap we are made to go through!


Don't get too sentimental, I now admit after all this emotional drama...
If 17 again, I'll still pick what I chose coz at least I get ghar ka khana! 




13 comments:

rutu said...

awesome!!!

A$eem AgrawaL said...

:) .. Wonderful !!! ............ and so true :)

Goral... said...

nice post!! :)
i do understand ur situation :)

Shaily Jain said...

I love the way u draw things into readers'imagination!line by line...so clean!I believed as if I was there in ur class n even when u were 17! 'when I win'....just loved it!n ur ghar ka khana' is rele worth giving anything up!

Amu said...

Thanks thanks thanks!
Shaily: Extra wala thanks! ;D

Archana Dharmadhikari said...

I liked your poem. Please check your mail. I have sent an email.

deepika malik said...

awesome amu!!!
i lovd the "wen i win..wen i lose part"
i sumhw can undrstnd hw u feel... becoz ppl close to me hav similar problems

Vinodh Venkata Krishna said...

Hi, I've chanced upon your blog before!! The latest post was really nice, esp "When I win, it's because I am a daughter. When I don't, its in spite of it.
All others will agree when I say, It ain't easy being a staff kid!" I've been in such situation and I empathise with you!! :)

Amu said...

Dipika di: I am sure you do... who else would understand better?!
Archana: thank you! :)
Vinodh: Thanks!! Knowing that there are more people in my boat, feels better for some reason! :)

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As I like it. said...

Well, I was a staff kid in school,for you, it's college I suppose!! So not in the same boat, probably a parallel boat in the same river!!:) Nice to get to know you!!Happened to see your blog from your Orkut profile!! Divya from Bhopal is a mutual friend!! What caught my attention was your style of writing!!:) This is Vinodh, by the way, logged in to my blog id!!

Anonymous said...

THINKING MEDICO here
read all comments and found d situation a CATCH 22, never been a staff kid nor do i have ne memebr of ma family remotely in medicine proffession. thus i was on other side of river, though i havent underestimated or have ne prejeducial view of the other bank, but sumtimes d kids boast or teachers overdo.
but i have also seen sum of them really struggle to keep up wid d presures and expectations and then i think thanks god ma life in med school came without ne strings attached.