Quarter of a century

Out of “Brahmacharya” I am
According to the Vedic “Ashrama” system
Have to live the world, fight it if required
Yet have to do my duty towards them.
Not only allowed, but am also expected
To be a “Grihashta”, even if for men only was it made.

There is a sudden
Sense of adulthood.
I will be now in
25-40 age group,
Of MBA Surveys.
Late 20s, my profile says.

My mom had me
When she was twenty five.
My brother’s age is
Eight years more than mine.
And I am still struggling
With this adulthood’s feeling.

In 25 years of her existence
My mom didn’t see
Anything beyond those few
Villages, towns and one city.
I have gone round the world.
Yet, hesitant am I of being an adult.

Saying when I grow up,
I can’t postpone things.
Quarter of a century is past me,
That’s the feeling it brings.
So, here is the gift I seek my friends,
I need to march, if I stumble, for a moment lend me your hands.

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About Jaya

Jaya Jha is an entrepreneur, a techie, a writer and a poet. She was born and brought up in various towns of Bihar and Jharkhand. A graduate of IIT Kanpur and IIM Lucknow, she realized early on that the corporate world was not her cup of tea. In 2008, she started Pothi.com, one of the first print-on-demand publishing platform in India. She currently lives in Bangalore and divides her time between writing and working on her company's latest product InstaScribe (http://instascribe.com) with a vision to make it the best e-book creation tool. Blog: https://jayajha.wordpress.com Twitter: @jayajha Facebook: http://facebook.com/MovingOnTheBook

6 thoughts on “Quarter of a century

  1. did you had ur birthday lately? If yes, then Happy Birth Day 🙂 party time…

    commpleting 25 years is one aspect of brahmcharya. There are many others too. secondly, brahmcharya can continue till lifetime, not that one has to stop brahmcharya after 25 years. 25 year is the demarcation line to enter in grihastha. Because it’s assumed that one will understand the real meaning of brahmcharya by 25 and follow afterwards too. However, it’s difficult to follow strict brahmcharya in today’s world affected from western civilization.

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