Sunday, November 17, 2013

So, you think you know it all

Yourself, Him / Her, Them
World, Society, Community
Good, Bad, Ugly
For Better or For Worse
Rain, Clouds, Rainbows, Wind, Storms and the Sun
Cyclones and Anti-cyclones
Joy, Happiness, Sadness, Worry, Ecstasy, Pride
Red, Blue, White, Green, Yellow, Pink and the many hues of life
The power of words and tears
The way into your heart
The ways of the world

So, you think you know it all
Till.. Just until
You become a PARENT
Then you realize just how little you know
And just how much there is to know
And how much you will never ever know


Written for Write Tribe's "100 Words on Saturday" Prompt "So, you think you know it all"

28 comments:

  1. Only when one becomes a parent then he/she know how little they know and they have to learn and unlearn many facets of life. lovely poem Nischala.

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    1. I fully agree Kalpana.. It is a new chapter.. rather a new life. Tx for stopping by

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  2. Well said dear. I wrote about parenting too. :)

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    1. I read it.. Wonderful take on the prompt

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  3. Even more respect for parents after reading this :)

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    1. :).. I checked your entry.. Interesting & took me down memory lane.. Exams.. !!!

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  4. Lovely.. echoes my sentiment perfectly. Parenting is a whole new deal... Loved the bit on 'How much you'll never ever know'. Rings so true.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Glad you could relate.. Indeed.. As a parent, you need to accept that there will be lots that you will never ever know!

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  5. A beautiful poem.Parenting is a tough job.Every learns from experience.

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    1. Thank you Usha for stopping. Absolutely - experience is the best teacher

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  6. Parenting is sure a daily learning process. As soon as that baby arrives you realize you didn't know anything! A great poem that says it all. ♥

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    1. oh yes ! i agree Kathy.. you realize that you don't know so much :(

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  7. Rightly put Nischala. Only when you become a parent do you realize how ignorant you are. There is so much more you need to know to be able to satisfy your child.

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  8. ha! well said..
    We think we know everything and then when we have kids - we realize that we have just touched the tip of a very huge iceberg!! :D

    Nice take on the prompt

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    1. iceberg it is! just hope that there no titanic before its too late :)

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  9. A beautifully written piece! Great take on the prompt!

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  10. good one ... dun know about kids ... but I am sure when it comes to raising a life and you are the one responsible ..surely you would be dwarfed by the enormity of the task and the fear of unknown

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    1. oh absolutely! Everyday is a new beginning, new learning, and some endings, and some un-learnings.. Life is the best teacher indeed, esp, for a parent.. Thanks for stopping by

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  11. I don't think we ever know it all - we just pretend to as we meander through life. Very nice.
    dropping by from the prompt.

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    1. Suzy - I agree.. Sometimes we live in our bubbles, and think we know it all.. Being a parent bursts all those false bubbles :(

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  12. Beautiful poem, Nischala. It touched my heart:)

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  13. Perfectly put Nischala. It is not an easy task in any angle :)

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    1. Easy? No way.. Thanks for stopping by

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