Kid-life Crisis

Homeworks to do,
Puzzles to solve,
Toys to be put back,
Drawings to colour…

Then comes the ugly green veggies,
That mommy insists I must eat.
Oh, please, mommy, for just one day,
Can I have ice cream instead?

Tell me my favourite story,
As you tuck me to bed,
Please make sure to check,
There’re no monsters underneath.

These seem like little things,
But it’s too hard to process,
I’m just a child age six,
This is my kind of stress.

But do you know?
There are kids younger than me,
Carrying luggage, breaking rocks,
Their childhood, snatched by poverty
.

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Not every Kid has the same Childhood!

A post shared by GMB AKASH (@gmbakash) on

A Tiny Request:
Bangladeshi Photojournalist, GMB Akash has been taking an initiative to help people around by providing them with education, helping them set up a small business, and more. I’m sure there are more amazing people like him trying to make a difference, promote them, donate if you can. 

Most of my poetry this month will revolve around his photostories. 

Checkout his blog: https://gmbakash.wordpress.com/
To donate: https://www.patreon.com/gmbakash
For his books, biographies and more:
 https://www.gmb-akash.com/home

Featured image by: Victoria Borodinova from Pexels

24 Comments Add yours

  1. Stuart says:

    This is so true and unfortunately often overlooked

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      It’s so saddening to see kids so young work. But if they don’t work, they don’t get food. If only there were proper plans to eradicate poverty, and give a beautiful childhood to every kid. 💔💔💔

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Stuart says:

        I completely agree, so much wealth in the world so little distribution of it.

        It also makes us realise that our day to day problems are not really that much when compared to others. This sort of poem gives us all a well needed reality check.

        Like

  2. Ishita Gupta says:

    Heartbreakingly true🥺

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      🤗🤗💔💔💔

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Carol anne says:

    such a beautiful poem! I commend him for what he’s doing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much! He’s truly awesome! 🤗♥️♥️

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Carol anne says:

        💜🥰💜😇

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Sukanya says:

    This touched my heart 💓💓

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, Sukanya! 🤗🤗♥️♥️

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sukanya says:

        My pleasure dear 💖 friend 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Era says:

    Sad reality 😔😔

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Deb says:

    You are doing a great job by highlighting about great job here. Pls keep it up.
    And great poems too 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, Deb. So glad you like these poems and the works he does. It truly means a lot to me. 🤗🤗🤗

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Harsh says:

    A lot of things need to be changed.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. This is so sad but it just made me realize all the things I took for granted. It’s a beautiful poem☺

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, dear! So glad you liked it. 🤗🤗😘😘♥️♥️💕💕 Cherish what you have, be happy, smile. 🤗🤗🤗

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Geri Lawhon says:

    Such a true poem, but a great one to read to a young child. Thanks for posting it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      So glad you liked it. 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 Truly means a lot to me. ❤️❤️❤️

      Liked by 1 person

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