To Children......With Love!

A teacher's farewell to her students.........

                                   photo courtesy: india5
 It seems like yesterday when
They walked into my playpen,
The flock-young and naive, some hesitant and nervous,
Some confident and full of smiles.

One held my hand,
Another told the story of Lion King Grand,
Yet another climbed the window to swat a fly,
His friend hid under the desk to escape my eye.

And thus began the story of our friendship.
Of sharing sweets, chocolates and spicy chips,
Of graduating to A for Absent and B for Bunking,
Gradually learning the ABC of a Happy Life.

Lovingly I presided over my brood,
And helped them find
The difference between rude 
And refined.

Together we learnt to love, enjoy, share and care,
To accept dislike, disagreements and failure,
To deal with anger, disappointment and despair,
All things in life, fair or unfair.

It's amazing how time flies!
The flock too, is now matured and ready to fly,
Raring to touch the heights of the skies,
It's time to loosen the strings, let go and bid good-bye,

Wishing them all the best,
To do well in all their tests,
With courage, grit and determination,
And bring laurels to themselves, their family and nation.


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