Monday, April 06, 2009

गिरते हैं शह-सवार ही....

This morning I saw a little boy taking out his bicycle. He tried riding it but fell after a few pedals. There was no one behind him to help him out, yet he was not at all perturbed with that fall.
He rose again, checked his bike then checked himself, his knee was a bit bruised. He looked at the bruise and proudly smiled. He rode the bike again and few more pedals this time he again fell.
This time it was a bad fall but to my astonishment he got up, shrugged off the dirt , and a bit angrily kicked the stupid bike. He tried again and again and again...couple of more falls and he finally got the trick.
He turned back, and started pedaling towards me. I could see him smiling from a distance, as he came closer he looked into my eyes as if saying "old man this one's for you" and then he left the handle... put his hands out like a bird and he fled away...

14 comments:

commited to life said...

ha ha ah
liked the line 'old man this one's for you'

he is definitely not old but whta makes him young is his spirit
and we grow old only whwn we lose the spirit and the zest to fight and live

a very inspiring blog

reminded me of a poem by harivansh rai bachhan-himmat karne walon ki har nahi hoti

असफलता एक चुनौती है, स्वीकार करो
कया कमी रह गयी, देखो और स्वीकार करो
जब तक न सफल हो, नींद चैन को त्यागो तुम
संघर्ष करो मैदान छोड़ न भागो तुम
कुछ किये बिना ही जय जयकार नहीं होती
हिम्मत करने वालों की हार नहीं होती

god bless that child..

Voice said...

see, prose makes so much more sense than poems :)

Good one, nice observation.

This is I call butterfly effect. Woh bacha cycle chala kar chala gaya bangy me and tere blog se ushka effect kaha kaha tak jayega.. hua na butterfly effect

joiedevivre said...

come to my blog..zara meri cycle bhi dekh le

Still thinking said...

I like ppl who aren't in denial at all and you my friend are one of them :D Old indeed! ...lol!

Hmmm...very inspiring! It's sad na that as we grow older the determination diminishes :(

Prakhar said...

@ Deepshikha

I luvd those lines by Mr. Bacchan..and the zest to fight shuld never be lost!

@ Bhav

hahahah...haan butterfly effect to bada hi tagda hai...20 years baad changes la raha hai! :D

@ Joie

Dekhi teri cycle bhi...yaadein yaad aati hain :D

@ Still Thinking

You got the exact point I was trying to make..as we grow old we rarely get up after a bad fall..

everything burns... said...

hehe... but 1 thng i hv never understood is...y men like to flaunt scars.. even small boys... :S

ps: thanks for the song.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

persistence pays the best! This is a shining example.......I'm glad you paused to observe!

Beauty and the BEast said...

nothing's impossible eh?

All you need is the will to see it thru..

gomu said...

awesome . gives me weird energy to go out there, pick up my bicycle and try my own rides.

Keshi said...

what a great example of DETERMINATION!

Keshi.

Prakhar said...

@Jahnabi

Coz they wanna show how tuff they are :D ..aint it cool?? :P

@Rakesh

Very true...Persistence is the key and if a child knows it why dun we understand it!

@B n B

well i dun know whether everything is possible or not but some things are actually possible and we give upon those very easily!

Prakhar said...

@gomu

You should try...and dun worry about the failures...coz they the part of your journey to success.

@Keshi

it is indeed...that too from a child!

Megs said...

Try try you will get success !!

Nice weaving of words Prakhar:)

workhard said...

Nice post buddy...

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