A LESSON I LEARNED

Poem by: prateeksha

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A kid decides to miss school one day and.............

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Submitted: February 21, 2010

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Submitted: February 21, 2010

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Oh no ! It's Monday!

That awful day.

Time to go to school again.

Why,why should I go,

to that terrible place,

when there's nothing to gain?

So I decise to remain

in my cozy bed,

as long as I can.

But the rising sun's rays

lit up my room

like always to thwart my plan.

"Wake up! my son,

it's already eight-

the start of another new day.

You must get ready

to go to school

If not, what to your teacher will you say?"

I turn around in my bed

and pretend to close my eyes,

But the gushing wind through the open door-

to open my eyes , he tries.

I heave a sigh and get ready,

to go to that obnoxious place.

It makes my temper flare-

the foul mood shows on my face.

I start walking to the school,

as slowly as can be.

When to my suprise I find someone calling,

My! It's the cherry tree.

"Now, now dear sonny

Don't try to walk

at such a snaily pace,

and Pray, dear me !

What a pathetic expression !

Wipe out that gloom from your face."

A sudden wicked idea

- and a very wicked idea -

comes to my brainy head;

What if I,

don't go to school

and go to the playground instead !

As I take the route

to the playground.

I come across a little creek,

"Watch out, laddy !

You have taken the wrong path

- the school's along the other street."

I ignore them all

and reach the ground,

Yippee ! I have the whole place to me!

And then while swinging

on the swing I see,

Going from flower to flower, a humming happy bee.

Near the slide I discover

a crowded anthill.

Gathering food, they seemed happy,

as if working on their will.


How come these creatures seem happy,

in doing such a tedious task,

How, how do they enjoy doing it,

I would surely like to ask.


A passing bird heard me,

and answered me with kindness,

"It's because they know it's their job,

and they do so with happiness.

Whatever is our duty,

it must be done on time.

If we refrain from doing so,

then it is our biggest crime.

We know it is inevitable

and avoiding it would be our loss,

so why not do it with joy,

When we have to do it at any cost ?"


The little bird's words

taught me a lesson;

it showed my mistake to me.

Success in life,

comes only by doing

your task WITH HEART, you see !




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