Nothing like picnics.....




I recollect those good olden days
The days of picnic from school to zoo park
All the excitement starts from that date
Declaring  picnic  on the 3rd Saturday of November month

All friends sit and discuss...what to wear
The dress, the color, the ribbons, the shoes
The lunch box, the snacks, the water bottle
Everything being discussed with all the excitement

The picnic day....so special
No classes ...no lessons
No prayers.... no ringing bells
Seniors...juniors...teachers
All into one bus..all into one world

Entering the zoo park...holding hands of your best buddy
Walking in the queue...looking into the enclosures
No mobiles then....no selfies...
Yet capturing all those moments in to this tiny brain

Alas those golden days ...
with young free minds
In the free air... in the world free of fears

Nothing like picnics during school days
In the company of dear friends
With the beauty of innocent thoughts
So refreshing....so replenishing!



For Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Picnic



Comments

Susan said…
I love this. "[T]he beauty of innocent thoughts" and joy of togetherness contrast with the cages of the destination--a hidden worm in the apple of this offering. Your poem is also "So refreshing....so replenishing!"
Old Egg said…
That feeling of escaping from the mundane to a new world is magnificent and stays with you long after the event. It sets a standard of happiness for you that lasts and lasts. You expressed this so well.
Sumana Roy said…
ha, mine was from a teacher's view point...a lovely one Lata :)
Jae Rose said…
Yes how refreshing that excitement and freedom is - I suppose picnics are enjoyed in different ways as time moves forward... but i agree... freedom from screens and selfies is pretty good!
Sherry Blue Sky said…
Such a wonderful childhood memory. The innocence of back then, when life was young, and fun, and full of adventure. Loved this.
Sanaa Rizvi said…
Such a lovely write :D :D
Bekkie Sanchez said…
Oh, for the simple days! Times like these replenishing us for the rest of our lives.
Myrna R. said…
Oh such fun to escape from school to frolic in the sun. This brought back memories of my own.
Anonymous said…
Especially no phones and no selfies..!!!!
PT said…
Can we imagine that in today's time
that's the reason people use to talk then....and now just texting everything!
PT said…
True...School days are the most memorable ones1
We should thank Susan for the prompt!
PT said…
You took the essence of the poem....all those times, memories that replenish us till the last day!
PT said…
Thank you Dear!
PT said…
Thank you Sherry, I think we all have such memories kept close to the heart!


PT said…
I think still children enjoy picnics the same way.....
I have seen same kind of excitement in my kinds when there is some from their school!
PT said…
Thank you Sumana, I really loved those School picnics with friends either to Nehru Zoological Park, Salarjung Museum or to Golconda Fort! Though I have gone many times afterwards the enjoyment is different then!
PT said…
Thanks for your appreciating words!
That's the reason may be, we plan for picnics now and then!
PT said…
Thank you so much Susan...your prompt is the inspiration!
Uma Venkatraman said…
yes, those were idyllic days for sure... nicely written
PT said…
Yah true...I think everyone of us miss those golden days!

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