OUTGROWN

I have outgrown my hometown,

The pot-holed roads, muddy and brown,

The small alleys of spices and flowers

The chowk shops of sweets and sours,

The heat waves from March-May-July,

The pools and puddles from when clouds would cry,

The mellow garden with the ginormous shoe,

Granny’s cafΓ© overlooking the bronze statue,

The forest hills with the view,

And the abandoned quarry with the “spot”,

I say I have outgrown it all,

But how could I miss it not?

Those faces and places are bound to fade,

The changes and strangers much to take,

Be enthusiastic preaches my head,

I’ve found a new place to wake,

But that light heartedness I cannot fake.

I say I have outgrown my hometown,

But how could I miss it not?

How could I miss it not?


Hey! I know I have been gone for long. The thing is, my offline classes have started, and I was busy in moving to —- city. Haven’t had a lot of time to write..😭

I am OUT of my small city now, but I don’t really feel like I have GROWN out of it yet.. (do you get me?) I don’t really miss my home, but I kinda miss the familiarity it had. I mean I am comfortable with living here, but idk something just feels weird. Maybe because this indicates that I AM OLDER now!! 😭😭😭moving out and stuff! huh!

7 Home Town Quotes ideas | quotes, inspirational quotes, hometown quotes

feels better to get this out! tell me your story in the comments..

p.s. the abandoned quarry thing seems cheesy, but its real.. I have seen it…


p.s.s. I also have an announcement …. I WILL NOW BE FOLLOWING A SCHEDULE!! no more posting randomly.. ik that was annoying for you!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜¬πŸ˜…

My weekly posts will come up on THURSDAY and a buffer on SUNDAY for tags and stuff.

hope you enjoyed my rant about —- city/town and..

Author: Riya

Trying to feel and make you feel "NOT ALONE."

61 thoughts on “OUTGROWN”

  1. Things have changed so fast and time be running. When will we meet…Granny’s cafe “Moti bhaag”πŸ₯²πŸ˜‚ It’s hard to get used to a new lifestyle in new city. I miss us alreadyπŸ™ƒπŸ–€

    1. 😭time be in a rocket!!! I have no idea when we’ll meetπŸ‘½πŸ‘½ so i guess “soon”?ΒΏ
      🀣🀣moti bhaagg roflmao!!!!
      I miss it tooπŸ–€πŸ–€

  2. Hey! … Your poems are sooo fun …. It’s ok … ‘ aadat ho jaigi ‘ πŸ˜‰ …. btw pls follow me , I just started blogging… getting inspired by u, ash & sii ( btw i’m her neice ) … fun talking to u ❀

  3. 🎢heat waves been faking me out
    cant make you happier now🎢
    (sorry, i got carried away after reading heat waves)

    ahh this poem was so deep, rii! everyone knows how difficult it is to move outπŸ₯Ί but i hope you get settled!πŸ’™
    we are always here for youuuπŸ’–

      1. In character from 1997: I’m doing ok… I’m going to do an internship helping out in a high school classroom next quarter. I’ve never thought about being a teacher as a career option before, but maybe I’ll discover I like it. Another professor suggested some summer internships so I can see what grad school will be like. I always assumed I would go to grad school and stay in school forever, since school is what I’m good at, but now I’m not so sure.

        In real life from 2022: Doing ok… but life is kind of overwhelming, and a lot of things are changing. A lot of my friends have moved away, I’m not really doing anything to make new friends, and I’m not sure what to do about that…

        How far away did you move? Just wondering.

        1. well.. you can make one friend at a time!! until then you have us bloggers!!βœŒοΈπŸ’–

          ahh about 7 hrs away(by car)😬

          1. True… I have great Internet friends… but I never know who is okay with me contacting them… and it would be nice to have more of a social life in real life again too…

  4. Ah well as they say(and one said here), change is constant(idk why this sounds so philosophical!). Aand Ig you’ll make new friends here, perhaps,perhaps not, but hey, you have us blogger pals 😎. Nice poem.

    1. cuz it is ripped off from some philosphical book.. I have heard that beforeπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜›
      yusss! new friends!! 🀩
      lol who wants you guys. JK.

  5. Moving out from your home town is a very sad feeling. First, it seems hard to adjust to a new place and people, but with time you get used to it or you have to as you have no other option.

  6. Wishing you the very best Riya! I know that you’ll carry the power of words, no matter where you go.

    You have expressed yourself with such beauty and grace in this poem.
    You will always carry your ‘hometown” in your heart and never ever outgrow it! Believe you me….

  7. I live in Delhi and it might have the worst air quality index and be the most unsafe region, I still love it because this is my home. I might leave and live somewhere else in future but I’ll always have a connection with this place. I think you’ll never outgrow your home town. You have probably realised how much you have grown with it and it won’t be the same anymore.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create your website with WordPress.com
Get started
%d bloggers like this: