Little Lamb: A Childhood Story

One fine evening, my mama forbade me to watch my favorite cartoon show. I was angry and an unhappy kid at that moment. How could my mama be so cruel? Though it was a night before my exams but still luxury of watching cartoon shows should not be taken away, because when luxury becomes a routine it’s no more a luxury. It’s a necessity. Alas, my mama did not know that.

So I had no other options except to shutoff television and open my books. But I could not let it go. So, I uttered… “Whatever you do to others, does that repeat to you?” I inquired my siblings who were elder to me… and had a little interest in the cartoons.

Looking at me in astonishment they nodded their heads and affirmed my inquiry.

And me without having any predictability of the future, made a statement.
“When I will grow up, I will not let mama watch Thunder Cats either.”

I love you mom 🙂

While passing through the green field,
where meadow has a shadow,
and sun was about to sleep,
I saw birds moving back to home,
and the flock ran to rest,
hey wait mama, the poor lamb said.
His trembling little limbs,
fear in the voice,
and I could see tears in his eyes.

He was left behind his parents,
and the flock did not care,
alone in the valley,
even greenery looked so scary,
the sky turned black,
I doubted its existence,
no stars in the sky,
and moon was away that night.

The little lambkin screamed,
but his mama could not hear,
she could not see the kid disappear.

Wolves started to howl,
the lust glittered their eyes,
lamb looked at them in surprise.
And this all was so spooky,
the lambkin wished it was a dream,
he cried, shouted and shed the tears,
and woke up where his mama was combing his hair.


15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. M. Fareed Arif
    Sep 30, 2011 @ 18:54:48

    Great…again another meticulous effort..:)


  2. Sobia
    Oct 01, 2011 @ 13:00:16

    i have read this 1 before……..but it was nice reading it again!!.


  3. Paul Veilleux
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 11:44:12

    I like it!! Imaginative with great visualization! Cool!! 🙂


  4. sumera
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 14:26:02

    quite impressive 🙂
    though i read it earlier a few months ago but it still gave me the same strange feeling again,,,,,


  5. mekaal
    Oct 10, 2011 @ 18:57:19



  6. Dada jaan
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 13:39:34

    This is not the first time i heard this from you, but trust me you have an impressively articulate way of saying the same thing over and over again yet it sounds interesting each and every time. Not to mention the choice of your lamb :). Awesome man !!


  7. Asma
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 20:35:33

    its really nice, 🙂 its like mapping every childhood situation to worst when it didn’t go your way 😛


  8. Mariam Hussien
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 13:43:26

    This is really beautifully written 🙂


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