Bhavya Madan


FROM BEING A GOOD BOY,
I DIDN’T REALISE WHEN DID I BECAME A MAN!
As on Tuesday morning when a classmate of mine bullied me,
I was told, I was told to gulp down the emotions I had.
From being a good boy ‘
I didn’t realize when did I became a man,
As it was 9 o clock at night I guess when I was just standing next to the fridge in order to take a bottle from it,
I could hear my father talking to someone on the call, requesting that someone to not fire him,
I didn’t know, why did my dad that day bring my fav noodles that day as dinner?
I guess my mom told him the same that ‘boys don’t cry”
FROM BEING A GOOD BOY
I DIDN’T REALIZE WHEN DID I BECAME A MAN!

I guess I was 6 years old when I was a certified insomniac according to my mother,
Was just counting each step in the lobby, measuring all the gaps I used to keep in each.
I just heard my parents were loving the distance between them, my dad pretending at his best, hiding all the odd days of office,
In order to build each member a happy go lucky one.
I didn’t get this sense of understanding then and there, but I guess it's my mom this time, who made him again step out with his emotions.
But yeah,
From being a good boy
I didn’t realize when did I became a man.
I guess It was night when I noticed a bottle with some goldish water in it in my dad’s room,
I didn’t know why but then I used to hear its criticism the whole day from my mother.
I From being a good boy
I didn’t realize when did I became a man.
I guess I was 11 years old when my name was called in my class, was told to sit exactly to the right of the reception
And my father was called in order to tell /insult him because he couldn’t pay my fee.
I still remember I could see my papa’s eyes were just not able to handle the very weight of those helpless bold tears
From being a good boy
I didn’t realize when did I became a man.
I guess I was 18 years old when I for the very first time fell in the love, who knew she would leave me like we never each other ever before.
I guess tears are the voices, which people do seek for.
and I was a bit too introverted.
From being a good boy
I didn’t realize when did I became a man.
I guess I was 21 years old when I got to know that my family wants me to be a responsible man, a man who can earn, express.
But who knew these years?
I guess i was 22 years old when I could see how my dad used to balance both of the parties, the very right side of my dad's wife, and my grandma's wise side,
I still can't figure out how he has managed to keep all the broken pieces together, made them all strong.
From being a good boy
I didn’t realize when did I became a man.
I guess I was 24 when I saw that my father is now somewhere trying to live his human life.
I mean now at times, he does cries at nights while having a cup of coffee with me,
I didn’t know, why was he carrying everything from so long In hid head /
But today when he could see, that his son is now a mature man,
He thought of sharing something very important, this time he ran out of all the stereotypes,
Before he could say something, I could actually feel his heartbeats, his every breathe,
He just told me, that his left ventricle has just been thickened by the time, and that crazy doctor told me, that
I can any time leave,
But just wanted to tell you my son that even boys do cry, boys do have emotions,
No matter what happens in your life,
And let it go in BOLD

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