Monday, October 5, 2009

Let them grow!!

From vacuous expressions,to lit up eyes
From earthy wishes to sky-high fives
From silent classes to chaotic bunch
From dearthy lunch to unpleasant crunch
From a noisy slum to a tranquil show
I have seen them grow

From child labour,to mute screams,
From scars unhealed,to strangled dreams
From tiny feet and burdened physique
I hope to see them grow

From childlike desires to aspirations gone by
From smoke in a dhaba to castles in the sky
From moments spent in vain and tears collected
I think they have grown

From despaired eyes to half held hands
From unsheltered roofs to ragged pants
From caliber hung to song unsung
I see them grow

From a to zee to nursery rhymes
From witty proposals to charming chimes
From talents loaned to skills finally honed
I see they have grown

From a lame student to being a mentor
From a gloomy silence to cheerful fervor
From blocked mind to outstreched arms
I have seen me grow

From a star lost in a night
From a bird frozen in mid-flight
From the horizon sailing out of sight
From a torch searching for some light
There is a lot in them to grow,
So please help them grow.

The theme of this post is not mine but the thoughts and words are completely mine.
And this post is dedicated to the underprivileged children i teach for an NGO.


Vikas Chandra said...

nice poem...
i wish i cud b that privileged child 2 b taught by u..
inni sahi madam har kisi ko nahi milti.
but anyways poem was made lots of sense!!

Amal Bose said...

nice one..
but not one of ur best ones, but here its the theme that counts which is admirable..
ur doing a really noble job
take care :)

Priya Joyce said...

tat was...gr8...
the theme...takes all my attention...
n dear u're doin a gr8 job..
keep goin...:)

Hemanth Potluri said...

it was a wonderful post...loved the theme which u wrote it...god bless u :)...


Suree said...

its a wonderful post...

Arv said...

God Bless :)

Sorcerer said...

wow! nice poems you got in here..

beautiful works and words :)
loved it

Scribblers Inc said...

God bless your noble soul...that touched a very deep chord...I hope I can do something similar in future....

Scribblers Inc.

P.S.-Thank you for being an inspiration to everyone who visit here...not many do that with their blogs.

mks said...

This is ur best work till date..!! Not just the noble job, the touching theme but the essence of the words beatifully beaded together, and the "grow" concept..!!

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

i am simply proud of u my tweenu........ :)

paramveer said...

u have a sense...a real sense......i m prowd to be follower of such blogger!!..and btw.....its a great thing that a techno ppl also help THEM GROW!! do you manage all this.

ps: u r making me some curious about urself btw.......


swati said...

Thank you..
aaja phir wearing ragged nikkar and shirt..and with running nose wiping it with your shirt cuff..what say??when are you joining?? :P i'll be waiting for you with a bait in my hand ;)
anyways jokes apart..
Thanks for the appreciation :)

swati said...

Thanks a lot dear :)
you too take care!

swati said...

*HUGS* :) thank you so much sweety :)

swati said...


swati said...
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swati said...

Thanks dear!!

swati said...

:) Thank you so much!
God bless ya too dear!

swati said...

Thanks a lot for those kind words dear.

swati said...

Good to see you here after long.:)
and I am hoverwhelmed with your kind and lovely words..
just trying my bit dear,hope it affects in a positive way.

swati said...

*MWAH* :)
these words from you is an honor for me..what else can i ask for :)
Love Ya!!!

swati said...


swati said...

Profession and education hardly matters dear..All what is required is a heart and eyes..heart to feel their pain and eyes to see them grow..

Diwakar Sinha said...

it was a wonderful post..
i think i've never said that to any post before.
you are doing sth v noble n I wish i cud follow suit.

HaRy!! said...

neat post ...theme was wonderful and yur thoughts added...made it worth!! nice one for a noble cause!a good inspiration indeed! tc..

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful poem... and a well deserved dedication... keep going swati!!!

Ria said...

a wonderful dedication. how r u doin gurl??missed u. btw i am back from my trip. :)

Vittaldas Prabhu said...

There was no need for the last comment at all. It was quite evident that you felt for the the lost innocence and childhood of these destitute kids. Either you have been through it all, or you have seen enough of it to sympathize, or both. Only when intense feelings arise you let the emotions wrap you up will such touching words be written. May this poem be a beacon to you, guiding you every time. All I can say is, this poem is very beautiful. Soulful.


Nazish Rahman said...

Its a lovely poem...and definitely for the real angels!!
U r doing a great job....nothing is more great in life that spreading knowledge!!

swati said...

Thank you!! :)

swati said...

Hey dear..thank a lots..and keep that smile on :)

swati said...

thanks dear..n thanks for the visit as well!

swati said...

Thank You Bala! :)

swati said...

hi beautiful..So good to see you back..missed you a lot :)
Hope you had a fun trip..will catch up wid ya soon.
Hugsss :)

swati said...

@ Vittaldas Prabhu
And so is your comment immensely beautiful.
thanks a lot for each of your word in the comment box.
and I hope I continue guiding the kids with this beacon.

swati said...

Thanks a lot for dropping here and reading the post dear.

Escapist said...

Beautiful poem..:-)))

chubskulit said...

God bless you for your services to unfortunate children!

By the way, I am trying to generate some support for our daughter. We entered her into a Smile Contest, so if you could please vote for her (just once), the contest runs until October 31st. Your vote would be so much appreciated.

To cast your vote, please go to this link. Please look for Jillian Rylie Cottrill.

Thank you very much for your help!

rahul s said...

hey...i m new here... :-p.

even though the idea is old..its a serious and important one...good ..hey i checked ure previous blogs also..ure way of writing with simple words is impressive..


heavealie said...

ohh well written piece of work!!finally after so many days found a poet who can do some magic with words!!i really like these kind of poems which highlight the reality the aspirations,dreams,journey of these children felt like a caricature in my mind!!and your journey well put in words frm a lame student to now a mentor,teacher or even like a parent for them was beautiful!!keep writing!!

Latika Mishra said...

your work is just superb.
wonderful!! n a wonderful miss,
i was gripped in nostalgia; my childhood days, and teachers that i was fond of...

bluebird said...

u write quite well, swati, and with a lot of heart..

ani_aset said...

hey superb work..and superb work of teaching NGO kids too..great going

You Know Phoo said...

Nice Template!!


N J said...


Indrajit said...

I envy this brilliant poem and the superb initiative of urs.

Amit said...

hey too good. nice poem. lovely:)i really wish i could do something 4 poor children n help in stop child labor

Chriz said...

sweeter than honey

Matangi Mawley said...

beautiful poetry!!!!!!!!

Ravisekharan said...

That was a great one Swati.. Very touching..

Keep rocking. Tc.


Scribblers Inc said...

Swati, where is the writing!! the writing needs to happen! Unleash! :)

Scribblers Inc.

Scribblers Inc said...

Swati, where is the writing!! the writing needs to happen! Unleash! :)

Scribblers Inc.

Scribblers Inc said...

Swati, where is the writing!! the writing needs to happen! Unleash! :)

Scribblers Inc.

Diwakar Sinha said...

Hi, I had wanted to teach unprevilaged children for a long time and now that I have time, I'd really like to help children in education..I am in kolkata presently. Since you are involved in this kind of matter...can you help me start? any kind of advice, contacts etc will be helpful..

Sorcerer said...

Happy New Year!!!

have a fantastic New year

Rajat said...

Touchy... well said,"help them grow".

Haddock said...

Nothing is as elavating as seeing happiness on a child's face.

bijja said...

Great poem. Touching!

Amit Charles said...

liked the words used and the tranjavascript:void(0)sition.

keep it goin;)

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