The Daily Prompt : Playful

Our grandson came into our lives

We became playful once more.

We played all his games

And enjoyed ourselves

As we had in our childhood.

Childhood and playfulness

Seem to go together.

Children have time to be playful

Even when there are difficulties.

I have seen children playing cricket

On the by-lanes and side roads.

Their life is a struggle in many ways,

But still they have time to be playful.

When do we lose this quality?

When do we become less playful?

Of course most of us enjoy

The funny and lighter sides of life.

It makes life a good one

In spite of so many difficulties.

But I often wonder about

The lives of people for whom

It is survival from day to day.

Is it possible to be playful

When life is one long struggle?

One never knows.

Because human nature

In many ways

Is strange and unpredictable.

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By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I used to go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. Covid-19 has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. Hopefully I will be able to go there again. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.

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