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Once Upon A Time —- Just Born

Pound of flesh full life

Fresh as morning full promises

Wrinkled skin closed eyes

Sound of cry to live life ahead

Once Upon A Time — 6 Months

Bright eyes penetrates heart

Smell of flesh fragrant deep breaths

Carried by all kisses received everywhere

Mother’s warmth fed for life

Once Upon A Time — One Year

Standing on legs balancing life

Innocence spills showered by love

Being lovely dressed wetting clothes

First year birth celebration passes by

Once Upon A Time —3 Years

Holding hands walking straight

Taught by signs learning language

Done wrong or right hugged and kissed

World wonders seen wonders world see

Once Upon A Time — 5 Years

Ready to school thoughts of play

First friends meet no blood relationships start

Teacher’s word ultimate life homeworks begin

Joy at peak world influence untouched

Once Upon A Time — 9 Years

Mischievous traits talent artistic aptitude show up

Right and wrong societal venom infuse

Getting smarter to be among smart world

Enthusiasm brings joy playful learning process

Once Upon A Time — 14 Years

Body metabolism changes felt

Sense of attraction towards other sex

Focus on deeds getting sharper

Ambitions start building up

Once Upon A Time — 18 Years

Emotions sentiments start making marks

Relationships formed remain in mind evermore

Grandiosity of appearance opulence of good health evince

All the more urge to love and to be loved

Once Upon A Time — 21 Years

Fixing goals actions to accomplish

Economic gains foremost priority

New circle of friends gala time

Good and bad habits form seeking pleasure

Once Upon A Time — 30 Years

Choosing life partner offsprings result

Life immersed in toto into worldly affairs

Best of times being spent

Success achieved aspiration to attain more successes

Once Upon A Time — 45 Years

Stress strain erupt from working and home ends

Life responsibilities at its peak

Materialistic accumulations all for happy moments 

Sincere efforts hard work law of nature presents fruits


Once Upon A Time — 60 Years

Looking back life passed like a jiffy

Not all fortunately some tend towards spirituality

Memories bring solace agony of past times

Time in abundance for relaxation


Once Upon A Time — 75 Years

Most friends relatives vanish from scene

Wrinkled skin looks change unimaginable

Disease and disorders uninvited guests

Enhanced zeal to live cheerfully in smiles


Once Upon A Time — 90 Years

Back into cradle again but a little big

Feeble body fragile mind is the plight

Dependence to lead and conduct life

Consciousness still inspiring and illustrious


Once Upon A Time — After Death

Remembrances commemorations celebrate some for few days

Kith and kin crave in hearts times well spent

At places loved ones hang photos on wall seen in albums too

Once upon a time it all happens in human life

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77 thoughts on “ONCE UPON A TIME

    Mick Canning said:
    July 22, 2019 at 11:02 am

    And every single one of us is somewhere on that journey…

    Liked by 2 people

    The Typewriter said:
    July 22, 2019 at 11:43 am

    A marvellous piece.. Must say.. 😊😊

    Liked by 2 people

    Learnography said:
    July 22, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Truth of human life ! We have habit of observing the surroundings but we see changes in our own life when we become retired from the work and old age begins to show the signs of weakening and obsessive desires. Thanks for the deep writing

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    www.corneliaweber-photography.com said:
    July 23, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Shiva, this is beautifully written and thought through, I like the way how mended it into one circle of live. Glad to see you here, I had missed to read your thoughts of wisdom. As always “Minds together” from Cornelia

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      July 23, 2019 at 10:09 am

      Thanks so much Cornelia.
      I keep thinking of Life in all aspects, so is the result of Once Upon A Time. Don’t you think it is only this species of Life undergo such Phases. 😁
      Yes I should say I am back with a new zeal.
      I am fortunate to have you as my ardent reader. You inspire me always to write more.
      ‘Minds Together’ 🙏


    anne leueen said:
    July 23, 2019 at 1:12 am

    The ages of man ( and woman)

    Liked by 3 people

    Rekha Sahay said:
    July 23, 2019 at 7:22 am

    Wonderful write up with the reality of life.

    Liked by 2 people

    patriciaruthsusan said:
    July 23, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Lovely description of a life, Shiva. We can all find ourselves along the way. 🙂 — Suzanne

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      July 23, 2019 at 9:44 am

      Thanks ma’am.
      If you want you can Re-blog this Post. As you do many a posts.
      This one is particularly for All. That’s the reason I insist.


    Puzzles of the Soul said:
    July 25, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Very inspired post and much thought put into the steps or life phases of man.

    Liked by 2 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      July 25, 2019 at 2:41 pm

      Yes it is a fact that these steps are bound to happen and one if thinks of the these happenings in advance they could lead a better Life isn’t.

      Liked by 1 person

    Erika Kind said:
    July 25, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Very well captured, Shiva. Those stages in life are well conveyed.

    Liked by 3 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      July 25, 2019 at 2:48 pm

      Thanks Erika you could get to it.

      Liked by 1 person

        Erika Kind said:
        July 25, 2019 at 3:22 pm

        Yes, it worked very well now!

        Liked by 1 person

          Shiva Malekopmath responded:
          July 25, 2019 at 4:02 pm

          I am to visit your Blog, it is pending since long.

          Liked by 1 person

            Erika Kind said:
            July 25, 2019 at 6:51 pm

            I would appreciate it. Since I have been on vacation this and last week there are no usual posts. So you need to start about two weeks back. Just follow the blogroll 😊

            Liked by 1 person

              Shiva Malekopmath responded:
              July 25, 2019 at 7:26 pm

              That would not be a difficult task for me to catch you up.
              But I envy you for the vacations you take now and then. Keep it going it keeps you in Good Health.


                Erika Kind said:
                July 26, 2019 at 7:38 am

                Thank you, Shiva. Since it is not too often I appreciate some time off even more😊

                Liked by 1 person

    boundlessblessingsblog said:
    July 26, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Every single journey from birth to dying so true in every word, Shiva. Excellent 👍 👍👍👍 👍

    Liked by 3 people

    MOMENTS said:
    July 26, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Beautifully crafted and profoundly existentialist, Shiva. I like the structure in stanzas expressing each stage of human life. Your words are precise and concise. Loved it!

    Liked by 2 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      July 27, 2019 at 4:47 am

      Hello Marta!
      How are you?
      Long time we have not had fruitful discussions.
      Thanks for this overwhelming comment.
      Your comments stir me to write better and better.
      You have an aptitude to analyze and adjudge things in the spirit of their own.
      I blessed to have you here as my ardent friend.
      Fond Regards

      Liked by 1 person

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      July 27, 2019 at 7:52 am

      As I see you have followed me again. It means that it happening to many of my follows. I am not getting notifications of the Blogs I follow either they are getting mine.
      It seems it is a WP glitch.

      Liked by 1 person

        MOMENTS said:
        July 27, 2019 at 11:16 am

        I am not good at technology and sometimes I must have clicked the wrong keys with you and a few other people. I am sorry. Then I have to press Follow again. Yes, I too am very glad to have come across you, my friend. Your writing is beautiful and profound. Cheers 😄

        Liked by 1 person

          Shiva Malekopmath responded:
          July 28, 2019 at 12:23 pm

          No it is not your mistake Marta it happens now and then that your follows get reduced and You yourself do not follow your Blog suddenly when known you have to up date.
          Anyways Cheers!!!🌷😃

          Liked by 1 person

    ladycee said:
    July 28, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    I like this Shiva. You’ve really captured the newness and promise of a new born and the various stages we pass through until the end of life. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 2 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      August 2, 2019 at 7:54 am

      Hello Lady Carol sorry for the delay in responding to your comment. Actually I was a bit busy.
      The Human Life is so unique when we see the other species. Almost all living beings birth till death is almost the same.
      In the Bliss that they live and disappear is their uniqueness.
      All spiritual dictums show the path towards that Blissfulness which ultimately we have to achieve. It is only the humans that can find liberation through. That is again an opportunity given to us.

      Liked by 1 person

        ladycee said:
        August 3, 2019 at 6:49 pm

        No problem Shiva. I understand how busyness can prevent us from doing all we’d like to, or should do.

        Liked by 1 person

    radhikasreflection said:
    August 2, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    How well you have narrated the story of life Shiva. Beautiful ❤️

    Liked by 2 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      August 2, 2019 at 2:35 pm

      Thanks Radhika
      The story is so unique.
      I think if you want you can write volumes in that. 🤔😃


    Shantanu Baruah said:
    August 3, 2019 at 1:34 am

    Wow, Shiva – this is a stunning creation – the chronological order and the narration is so brilliant

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      August 3, 2019 at 4:09 am

      Ohh! Shantanu Maharaj!! Thanks!!!

      You know Shantanu was the first King of the epic Mahabharata. I just love that name, when I first heard that name I felt so Good.

      I first felt the most important Phases of Human Life so I then divided it into the 15 different Phases Man undergoes. I thought to restrict the lines to four as it should not be boring and to hold the readers attention intact. See! Because the fact is known to many but when it is presented in Poetry form it should be interesting and contribute a little more knowledge.

      You felt it so Good and you also have been writing and presenting interesting Posts, that is the reason for this detailed response. Just for you to take in good spirits.

      Liked by 1 person

        Shantanu Baruah said:
        August 3, 2019 at 4:22 am

        Thanks for such a beautiful and lovely comment. I love reading your posts. Yes, I am aware of my name origins, thank you for your nice words. Deeply appreciate it. 🌸🌸

        Liked by 1 person

    The Bubbly,Tipsy Mermaid (TIB) said:
    August 4, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Thanks for sharing on birth and life. °°🐟💦~~

    Liked by 2 people

    itihas said:
    August 5, 2019 at 6:55 am

    This article teaches me to be very humble and grounded in my life coz No matter whatever we Achieve or may not achieve in our LIFE but still we gotta turn back and say “ONCE UPON A TIME”….Thanks to my Great Mentor, My Uncle !! For this beautiful article!! From whom I have learnt so many valuable lessons of life…..Waiting for your Next article eagerly….

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      August 6, 2019 at 6:01 pm

      Hello Itihas! Its nice you read it. You have rightfully understood the gist, I am Happy.

      I have not taken to be a mentor to anyone and if you think so and had you informed me so before, I would have still mend you and sculpted you into a fine personality.

      Till the next one comes you can read the older ones whenever you have free time.

      I have had some interesting conversations with you at times. Thanks My Dear!

      Liked by 1 person

        itihas said:
        August 13, 2019 at 6:56 am

        Sorry Uncle For Late Reply !! I was trapped in routine, Long back itself I made you as my Mentor coz i was so impressed by your entrepreneurial personality !! When you started this Blog I was astonished, that you are such a Good Writer, Poet and Artistically Sensitive person…As Einstein said “Imagination is more important then knowledge”, Though everyone has Good knowledge but they don’t have that artistic edge which takes us to the other state of dimension….Lucky to have you as that Person !! Thank you Uncle for all your articles….Please Keep Writing !!


    Jonathan Caswell said:
    August 12, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

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    da-AL said:
    August 13, 2019 at 5:13 am

    Indeed, life is a beautiful journey – & we are fortunate if it is a long one 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      August 13, 2019 at 6:02 am

      Thanks da-Al
      We are already fortunate enough to have, if it was more longer it should be blessed with more better and good Health. Isn’t?

      There are species which live for minutes, hours and few days and there are some which live for hundreds of years.

      I feel in the given time we are to learn how Best we live and love each other.

      We are also given the opportunity to attain eternal Bliss.

      Keep in touch

      Liked by 1 person

    MG WELLS said:
    August 14, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Thanks for sharing this post and wishing you a lovely day, MG 🌷

    Liked by 1 person

    Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram said:
    August 14, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Very deep life message said in a beautiful way


    RhapsodyBoheme said:
    August 17, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    So powerful and something we each experience with variations. Beautifully written and full of wisdom. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    Shivangi said:
    August 19, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    Shiva, how nicely you have encapsulated each stage of life… I am in the phase where responsibilities are supreme. But it is a lovely phase😀🙏🏻

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      August 20, 2019 at 7:01 am

      Yes it is a Wonderfully Lovely phase Shivangi. Hahaha

      As you said one who reads it shall feel like taking a capsule of Life and getting treated to know that life is Wonderful and it all happens Once Upon A Time. So things are not to be taken seriously.


    America On Coffee said:
    August 20, 2019 at 8:50 am

    I wonder if I can summarize my life. It would be interesting. Cheers.

    Liked by 1 person

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      August 20, 2019 at 10:29 am

      Hello You can definitely summarise and it shall be very interesting.


    A. Rinum said:
    August 28, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Loved this! it was so creative
    Once upon a time- someone read this and was deeply inspired.

    Liked by 1 person

    mother wintermoon said:
    September 8, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    I love the way you expressed each phase of the journey, Shiva. We eventually come full circle. Time flies by in the blink of an eye. 🙏

    Liked by 1 person

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      September 10, 2019 at 1:13 pm

      Thanks Mother Wintermoon!
      Yes that’s right.
      The other day my uncle and I were discussing about this Poem, abruptly he asked me, what is your purpose of writing this Poem. I said like you expressed we eventually come full circle. But one more objective is the reader especially the younger ones should take it as a lesson that life is such, in every phase one should take the optimum use of it and lead a better Life.
      Your comment though short carries optimum weightage.

      Liked by 1 person

    TanvirKaur said:
    March 3, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    Beautiful piece of every stage of life shared.

    Liked by 1 person

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