Saturday, April 30, 2016


I am participating in A to Z Challenge 2016 where we write 26 posts in a month each day on one word from A to Z barring Sunday's.  Today's word is "Z".
My theme is “Human Characteristics”.  Today I chose “Zen”.

Sprints on veranda
Shameless screaming in schoolyards
Fearless me

When did I lose that?
The zeal of a bee, I had
Blissful used to be

Without distortion
Sans figment, happy again
Zen like want to be


As children we are fearless of the world and our only agenda is to be happy. We mingle and get along with anyone and everyone and never bother about who that person is and which family/religion/cast/creed so and so forth, s/he comes from. However as we grow up we tend to forget the ultimate goal in life of being happy and tend to tilt towards becoming more snobby and selective as a result of which we are illusioned from the real purpose of life and living.


  1. That is really so true. As we grow older the innocence and happiness quotient keeps going up. The Zen way is so beautiful, finding and savoring little joys in life is what we should try for. Great innings Karan, glad you made it to the end! Congrats :)
    @KalaRavi16 from

    1. Thank you so much Kala :) congratulations to you to, you were awesome as well!!

  2. As we get older we have to work harder to continue to seek joy. It's there, we just don't see it as often as we should.

    Battle of the Bands: Plant vs Plant

    1. that's so true that we are the one's who fail to see.
      welcome to scribble Marry :)

  3. Good poem Karan. I like Zen too. I don't however agree that children are always happy. They're often quite troubled because they don't understand the ways of people, their friends who reject them just as adults reject each other. Children often don't have the Zen and the coping mechanism to shrug and say - it doesn't matter.

    1. Welcome to scribble Kalpanna :)
      May not be always, but more often than not children are not really bothered about what others think.They may be a little sad but that's just for a while and then they are always on the go and happy.


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