Falling at Different Ages

July 27, 2017


Falling at Different Ages

Refreshing memories of the mind
And flashing back to when a kid was I
Have to accept that pampered a lot was I
Where falling down meant
Immense care, love which one can’t imagine.

When months turned into years, grew I
Had to begin schooling as a routine
During this period of life
Falling down meant
Shame, insult and topic for gossip.

Long awaited college days finally arrived
Falling down here meant
Laughter for best friends,
The courage to laugh at oneself, keep one’s head high
Not to make fuss to gain sympathy.

And now I am so old that
Falling down means lots of pain, ache
Heavy dose of medicines and injections to follow
Not to forget several days of hospitalization
And the bill that makes me bankrupt at one shot.


By Nikhitha Alva
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Comment on this article

  • Amrutha, Udupi

    Wed, Aug 02 2017


  • ashok, Bantakal, Dubai

    Tue, Aug 01 2017

    Good One Nikitha,
    Nicely explained...Keep it up

  • hilda d silva, kallianpur

    Mon, Jul 31 2017

    Congratulations dear.Expecting many more from you

  • Valerian Alva, padubelle / dubai

    Mon, Jul 31 2017

    Congratulations Niki, God bless you.All the best for the future write up.

  • Sr.RoseAgnes A,C, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 31 2017

    Congrats Nikita, Great one!
    Sr.Rose Agnes A.C

  • Edward Menezes, Bantakal.

    Sun, Jul 30 2017

    Very good Nikkie, keep up the good job.Wish you all the best,waiting eagerly to read some more.

  • Glan Weston Crasto, Udupi

    Sun, Jul 30 2017

    Wonderful poem NIKI😍😍
    Keep it up and keep writing more poems in the days to come ahead😘😍😍

  • Alban Antony Pereira, Miyar - Karkala

    Sat, Jul 29 2017

    Indeed a very well written poem. Very well appreciated. Writing a poem is special skill or an art form gifted by Almighty.This write up describes the various stages of a persons growth and an overall life-cycle as a whole. Beautifully described poem. All the best madam for your future writing skills.

  • Anushree G.K, Manipal

    Sat, Jul 29 2017

    Amazing poem Nikitha. Congratulations. A short but really thoughtful poem. All the best for your future endeavours.

  • Priyanka, Pamboor

    Fri, Jul 28 2017

    Congratulations Nikhi.. Nice one... All the best dear 👍

  • Rachel, Subhasnagar

    Fri, Jul 28 2017

    Very nice poem nikhi.. Well done 😘

  • Joe Britto, Nakre/Bangalore

    Fri, Jul 28 2017

    Great Poem Nikhitha !

  • Jennifer, Bangalore

    Fri, Jul 28 2017

    Well Written . Keep writing!!!

  • Hilda pinto, Attavar/Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 28 2017

    Very nice analysis if various stages of life in a simple poem . Last one the old age stage analysis is the best and very true .. keep it up young girl ..

  • Leander, Pamboor/Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 27 2017

    Great work!! Defines each phase of life in a poem! Amazing💕

  • Agnel, Pamboor

    Thu, Jul 27 2017

    Just superb Niki...God bless you..Keep writing..k

  • Sudarshan, Manipal

    Thu, Jul 27 2017

    Wonderful nikhitha ... 👌 very nicely written 😃

  • Pavithra, Udupi

    Thu, Jul 27 2017

    Awesome Niki👏 Very nice poem😃

  • Keith, Subhashnagar

    Thu, Jul 27 2017

    Interesting work Nikhitha..

  • Anup, Bangalore

    Thu, Jul 27 2017

    Really good Nikki...one of the best poems i have read!!😍

  • Supriya, Udupi

    Thu, Jul 27 2017

    Very good Nikitha👏. Keep it up.

  • Shreya, Udupi

    Thu, Jul 27 2017

    Amazing as always! Keep up the good work Niki.

  • Ivy Savia Dantis, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 27 2017

    Very meaningful poem. ..keep it up Nikhi...

  • Sachin Shetty, udupi

    Thu, Jul 27 2017

    Each word in this poem means allot 😍😍😍😍 this doesn't look like ua first poem Nikitha... waiting fo ua next bunch of meaningful lines 😍😍

  • Shanthanu, Udupi

    Thu, Jul 27 2017

    Nice one.👍
    Appreciate your analysis on life. Keep up the good work.

  • Aditya, Udupi

    Thu, Jul 27 2017

    Nice one....Nikitha(classmate)
    Very meaningful and honest poem.
    Looking forward for more such poems from you.
    Keep it up

  • Sanjana, Udupi

    Thu, Jul 27 2017

    Congratulations Niki .Its So Good .😘😘U Are The Best😍 Waiting For Many More My Poet.All The Best👍

  • Veronica Alva, Udupi/ Dubai

    Thu, Jul 27 2017

    Congratulations Niki. Very meaningful poem. Keep it up and write more & more stories & poems in future too👍💐

  • Avil Dalmeida, Moodubelle/Dubai

    Thu, Jul 27 2017

    Congrats Nikhitha....Nice poem.. Keep writing.. God bless you

  • Valenthi Laveena Tauro, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 27 2017

    Congratulations dear Niki. ... Great to see your poem here. Keep it up and all the best.

  • Vishwanatha, Nitte

    Thu, Jul 27 2017

    Nice one.Good beginning.

  • Sunita Menezes, Shirva/Bantakal/Dubai

    Thu, Jul 27 2017

    Hey good job love, beautiful poem, keep writing

  • Alwyn Johnson Quadros, Shirva/Dubai

    Thu, Jul 27 2017

    A very good poem. congratulations.

  • Arena, Kodavoor

    Thu, Jul 27 2017

    Poem is fantastic....congrats.... Rly proud of you... My classmate......keep it up Nikki...... All the best for ur carrier.... May God bless uu.......

  • Sr. Anita, Padubelle

    Thu, Jul 27 2017

    Congratulations Nikky. Keep it up. May you climb to greater heights.

  • Janet Dalmeida, Moodubelle / Dubai

    Thu, Jul 27 2017

    Congrats sweetheart...Good one.. God bless

  • Sr. Veera Monis, Padubelle/Kaliianpur

    Thu, Jul 27 2017

    Congrats Nikhitha. Keep up the good work. May God bless you.

  • Nirmala monis Prabhu, pangla/Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 27 2017

    Good one Nikhitha. Keep it up. God bless you.

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