Monday, June 2, 2008

The Extravagance called Life

I jumped and ran and frolicked about
When my mom yelled "Time to come home"
I closed my ears and hid about the lot
When my dad returned after a long long day
I hid behind the house and pretended not to see
Extravagant play you say? That was just me!

I ranted and raved and had unhappy days
On others I plotted and planned
To escape the parental gaze!
I talked all day and night on the phone
Dieted when it came to food, but ate endless chocolate
Extravagant trouble you say? A regular teen says I

I dreamed and gazed with a far away look
I pouted and waited for the phone to ring
I spent days and nights in eager anticipation
For the perfect day that I take off with my perfect knight
Extravagant dreams you say? Love says I

I showered him with kisses and toys unlimited
I stayed home and gave him the gift of time
I worried all day and stayed up at nights
I celebrated little triumphs with all my might
Extravagant love you say? Motherhood says I

I brought trinkets aplenty and spread them around
I put up paintings on every bare wall
And rich plush rugs on every bare ground!
I made expensive portraits and had them strewn around
Extravagant adornments you say? Home says I

I have always weeped too loud and cheered too hard
Be it when I was a child or considered grown!
When my parents ruled the roost or one I call my own
In this country or the next I always will be
Living life to its fullest, extravagant me!
To read more takes on extravagance go to writers island


Rambler said...

"I have always weeped too loud and cheered too hard
Be it when I was a child or considered grown!"

this was beautiful
Looks like you have the mantra right for the life :)

Galadriel said...

beautiful. you have some talent!

K 3 said...

Very nice!

mayG - /meɪ̯ - ʤi/ said...

wow! this was beautiful preethi :)
i used to be all that but life was not all that kind to me when i tried to live it my way to my fullest - i figured it was wiser to stifle it all within and move on,a sober, more in-control me..

may life always give to the opportunities to enjoy and live it to the max.. bless you!

Rosezilla said...

I've really enjoyed your poetry - thanks for sharing it!