Youthful Adventures: A Poem by Nivedita Roy

Giggles, secret and million dreams 
Lying with the backpacks under the trees 
souls  with no care 

Gutsy enough to each day dare 
Loitering around on narrow lanes 
Racing with the clouds in vain 
Diving into streams and lakes 
Life was a piece of cake 
Being in love with the idea of love 
Fantasy, fiction imagination about all above 
Curves of lips that only the mirror could decipher 
Oblivious to parents advice 
The only worries were pimples and spice 
College was a preferred venue 
Canteen served simple yet favorite menu
Sneaking out for fizzy drinks 
Love was expressed in ink
Wish could press a rewind button 

Where did those days disappear all of a sudden?