Guest Post : A Lovely Little Lad

The following amazing poem is by Colin. I know you guys will love it 🙂 If you guys have any articles/poems etc that you think would make a good addition to my blog, just email me at sangeethaalwar@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you.

So, On reading the poem I found myself introspecting on the choices I made and the ones that I will in the future and wondering whether I would grow to cherish or regret them. Beautifully written, I present to you :

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“A Lovely Little Lad”

He was a lovely little lad

Fortunately he was born into a loving family

Unfortunately his parents kept moving

Fortunately that gave him independence

Unfortunately he had no friends

Fortunately he loved trains and wanted to be an engine driver

Unfortunately he got no parental support

Fortunately he passed his exam to Grammar School

Unfortunately nobody leaves there to become an engine driver

Fortunately he had an alternate career plan

Unfortunately that dissolved due to medical reasons

Fortunately he met a nice girl

Unfortunately they started a family prematurely

Fortunately they had two great kids

Unfortunately finances were very restrictive

Fortunately they had an opportunity to emigrate

Unfortunately it meant leaving families behind

Fortunately they moved to Canada

Unfortunately they missed their families

Fortunately they lived comfortably for many years

Unfortunately the relationship tired

Fortunately everybody established their own lives

Unfortunately they were spread across Canada

Fortunately the tale can be told

Fortunately everybody has survived

Unfortunately we have all experienced medical challenges

Unfortunately life’s teachings can be hard

I was a lovely little lad.

The last line puts such a personal touch to the poem that one can’t help but relate to the poem, to all the troubles and the happiness that the boy encounters in his life’s journey Colin, you have wonderfully portrayed the contrasting aspects of life. I don’t know what else to say but to quote :

“You couldn’t have strength without weakness, you couldn’t have light without dark, you couldn’t have love without loss”
― Jodi Picoult, The Tenth Circle

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