Thinking & Wondering

I am delighted to share this poem from my son Sanved Doshi, Age 12 years, and the painting below by my nephew Ishan Shah, Age 14 years, to go with his poem.


Painting by Ishan Shah, Age 14

The time to change is still there
You think some things are unfair.
The time will be all gone
You can’t think that long.

The time comes back
You think there is a lack.
Soon you have a kid called John.
You realize it’s all gone.

You will never get time back
If you still lay on a sack.
You think that it’s gone
But there is always another dawn.

You should go and enjoy a dance
There is always one more chance.
If you never get to use your knacks
You will just sit at home and pay a tax.

-Sanved Doshi, Age 12

I know Sanved is going to come home from school today, eager to see the responses on his poem πŸ™‚

More of Sanved’s poems from age 10 below.
Tall & Small
Sanved gladly contributes this poem to ForgivingFridays of ForgivingConnects.

84 thoughts on “Thinking & Wondering

  1. 4 years ago, I was still sucking my thumb. Sanved is really talented and so is Ishan. What a meaningful poetry! Tell them that I loved it 😊😊

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  2. What talent from 2 very exceptional young people! Wow! I LOVE both the poem and the painting. I encourage the both of you, Sanved and Ishan, to keep on making beautiful Art. No matter what this world tells you, this is the exact thing that will Bless the socks off of this world to make it a better place!!! I applaud you!! Thank you, Prag, for showing art by these incredible artists!! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

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  3. You’ve raised him well Pragalbha. He thinks! This in itself is wonderful, but on to the poem…

    Is this recent? Is he feeling the time shift too? The kid named John? Is it John the Revelator perhaps, that he was thinking of in regard to the time? My mind just went there as soon as I read that line.

    There’s that same sense of moving forward into what can be, if we allow our knacks. After all, none of us enjoy paying tax. πŸ˜‰

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    • Thank you! πŸ™‚ I was a little taken aback knowing how far he had already thought about life. But then he is the deeply perceptive one.
      He had written this poem February 2017. But I got to read it yesterday. He is very aware, yet he doesn’t know of his deep awareness. I bring things to his notice only as needed …he has to get his way through the regular school system. His mind does question everything.

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  4. This makes me very happy to see. I just asked about him and his writing the other day! Beautifully done, Pragal. And, your nephew is quite the artist! Such talented young ones!

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  5. Kudos to your son and nephew… they are wise beyond their years. A beautiful painting! The lady is so life-like. Is she someone he knows? As for the poem, your son is enjoying what he does and he has a way with words.”You should go and enjoy a dance” is what resonated with me. We all need to enjoy life. xo

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    • I am with you in amazement of their talent πŸ™‚ Their inner worlds so unknown to us until they reveal with expressing such fantastic arts. I don’t think the nephew knows the one in the painting but I will ask. Thank you very much for your words of encouragement!

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  6. Both the boys are a storehouse of budding talent. Let them soar their wings and fly high to explore the world. I wish them all the very best in all their endeavors!

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  7. So wise! I loved this piece that Sanved wrote. And I loved this name.

    The painting is really beautiful πŸ’™

    My love to both, Sanved and Ishaan πŸ’™πŸ’™

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  8. Oh Pragalbha, I am touched so much that Sanved wrote this poem and wanted to contribute it for #ForgivingFridays – it is so full of hope and a great joy. And Ishan’s painting is absolutely gorgeous & perfect for the poem! They are both quite talented.

    Please tell Sanved and Ishan that I am HONORED to share their artwork for #ForgivingFridays. I will place their post right by yours for all my readers to see their contribution! One interesting thing, my spiritual teacher is named John (part of John-Roger). Maybe your son knew that. πŸ™‚

    The best thing for me about this is that they both took action to express themselves authentically. A true gift. They are demonstrating Sanved’s words, “You should go and enjoy a dance
    There is always one more chance.” Love it!
    Blessings, Pragalbha,

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    • Dear Debbie, a big hug with Big Love for you. Your words are an ever flowing blessing for them. Indeed they are deep thinkers. The name John is yet another profound connection πŸ™‚
      Thank you very much for your precious presence! Let us all dance in our hearts and enjoy our true expressions!

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  9. 12 and 14 year olds filling our world with their talent. They are hope for us.

    To recognize, so young, that there is always more. To know that he has the ability to choose to ‘do’ more, to try, to continue. Some people don’t learn that ever….

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