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Generation's gap

I wonder on loss of innocence to technology today
Why there are no long relaxing hours for mind, body and soul?
Why micro moments filled with gadgets and iphones ?
Why story books are lying in the shelves?

Kids say, books are too long to read
they have seen in video games and cartoon movies!
They refer to youtube , google when asked for something
All assignments are done by mere search.

Modern Tolstoy’s life is like a chat room,
hundreds of friends on the three social networks
Virtual life gives him a kick, mouse pads have replaced watching epics
He had fixed some poker game challenge on Facebook
His blackberry continues to beep with messages and alerts.

You call them to accompany you to zoo
And he tells you to watch them on
Animal planets or national geography channel
If you ask them about their family and real-time friends
They say family and friends are so boring,
I don’t enjoy anything with them.

I wonder will my kids ever understand all this
The shells, colorful pebbles that was so painstakingly collected
and carefully placed in old shoe boxes
Running barefoot in the rain in the lawn ,
on the terrace, in the field ,
carefree and brimming with joy ,
splashing water with the toes full of mud and weeds.

Making paper boats and watching them zigzag
water streaming through the narrow lanes.
Climbing on the trees and
sitting for hours observing the world beneath,
legs swinging to some unheard music,
Playing marbles, hopscotch and other local games.

Making tents out of sheets and
blankets over the furniture and
escaping into a magical world lit by torch.
So sad to see the world has changed very fast
Generation is passing by widening the gaps.
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Generation's gap, by Asim Nehal 4.5 out of 5 based on 22 votes.
Joseph Anthony More than 1 year ago
I really liked it, great work. Check out my poem "A Cashier's Plea" if you get a chance, leave a review if you want
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
Thanks again
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
I checked yours long back......
Deepak Sahu More than 1 year ago
It brings back lost moments and gone days, well written Asim
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
Thanks much Deepak
Mike Jacks More than 1 year ago
This gap will widen further with generations following generations. Good to see you successfully adapted to this change. Thumbs Up..
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
Thank u so much Mike
Mike Jacks More than 1 year ago
Welcome
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
I liked ur haiku
Mike Jacks More than 1 year ago
Thanks Asim
Saumya Sharma More than 1 year ago
nicely analysed
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
Thanks much...Saumya
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thats amazing work asim brilliant work
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
Thank u so much Clifton....Glad u liked it..
SUzan Live More than 1 year ago
It reminded my childhood days, Thanks for writing such rememberence poem...
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
Thanks
yvonne sensing More than 1 year ago
This poem has a nicely written story...excellent expression of the message...great poem
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
Thank u so much yvonne, Glad u liked it.
Zubair Hussain More than 1 year ago
I admire this writing.
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
Thanks
Khalil Goddard More than 1 year ago
Very touching poem.
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
Thank u so much Khalil
Doina Mican More than 1 year ago
Excellent poem
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
Thank u so much. Very true, I wanted to highlight our childhood and what I see their childhood, books are no more liked.
Robin Costales More than 1 year ago
keep it up. and if you have time please read and review my poetry too. thank you and God bless!
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
Thank u so much Robin Costales....
Trent Becker More than 1 year ago
Well thought and written. I sometimes worry about the future of our species.... first we alienate nature and ignore our inner need for balence in the world, but now we are alienating each other... family and friends, neighbors and co-workers. When are we going to get it right already. I'm still waiting for the positve energy to pull ahead in the race. But we just don't learn.
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
Thank u so much Trent, Glad u liked it.
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
I appreciate much
Farida Amin More than 1 year ago
Absolutely true, this poem also reminded me of my childhood when I used to paly in a natural beauty, climbing trees, playing with paper boats, having shower in the rain, spalashing in the water, how wonderful life was that, the new generation computerised there brain and they do enjoy much in natural things. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I love it
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
Thank u so much Farida...Glad u liked it....
tanya vats 4 months ago
tooooooooooooooooo goooooood...................................................
Jasmine More than 1 year ago
It truely explains the agony of one generation in dealing with another. I loved it....
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
Thank u so much Jasmine
Jasmine Sharma More than 1 year ago
Welcome
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
I appreciate
Saldy Deocampo More than 1 year ago
This is so true:)
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
Thanks much Saldy
Derrick Puente More than 1 year ago
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Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
Thanks much Derrick
Ashok Babu More than 1 year ago
a relevant topic ...
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
Thanks much Ashok
Tabea Bachstein More than 1 year ago
Such a true, relevant message, and nicely executed (: Now I want to go and read a book of fairy tales, revisit my seashell collection, and go on some adventure!
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
Thank u so much Tabea, Glad this poem re-ignited fire to read books and relive past moments again.
Jasmine Sharma More than 1 year ago
Me too..
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
Thanks Jasmin , once again
n balakrishnan More than 1 year ago
nice who old are you but the peom was very nice
Artilus Moore More than 1 year ago
Great
Anandhu Sasikumar More than 1 year ago
otherwise good
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