February 22, 2009

Wordless Conversation

It was early in the morning
Was a foggy kind of a morning
when our eyes met.

"Why are we doing this?” she asked
“May be because we have to!”
“Why do we have to?”
I didn’t have an answer.

She looked at me again
"Why can’t I wear what you are wearing?”
“You will dear, one day definitely :)”
“But why not now, she retorted”
Again, I had no answer.

She had her eyes fixed on me now
“Your bag seems so light”
“Yes it is! In fact it has nothing :P”
“Why is mine so heavy, it hurts my shoulders”
I was searching for an answer.

"Teacher scolds me everyday, do you get scolded?"

"Yeah, for not sitting lectures"… :P"

But we don’t do that and still get scolded, even get beaten sometimes.... why does that happen?"

My answers were beginning to dry up.

“I haven’t done my homework, Have you?”

“Heh! We don’t get any homework dear!”

“Why do we do then …that too in heaps?”

I finally took my eyes away.


After a few seconds I gazed at her and gave a little smile

“Look at you, why are you smiling now?”

“No, Nothing to do with you girl.”

“Why do you think I am not?”

I guess, I knew her answer.

Her School bus arrived and her mom bid her goodbye. She still had a frown on her face. I was left stranded alone waiting for my bus.

P.S: Inspired by a cute lil’ girl in her school uniform staring at me from a distance early in the morning when we both were waiting for our bus. Instantly this came to mind :D.... She had such an “Ohh I don’t want to go to school mommy” kind of an expression that I almost felt sorry for her :(

7 comments:

  1. That was kind of....... but that phase is just inevitable right ??

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  2. Aww... children and their innocent queries!!

    Heartfelt post.

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  3. Awwww so cute! But hey, you went through her stage to get to yours isnt it :D Maybe she will look at a small kiddo some years down the line and then you can give this poem to her :P

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  4. and satans darling has said something so wonderful ki main ab kya bolun.. had read this one at your blog already and thank you so much for accepting my request of bringing this one here.. :)

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  5. so sweet of u anurag!! i too feel sorry for that little girl. i remember carrying donkey's load in my schooling too.ugggghh!! i hated school,especially here in my place at andhra pradesh,the schools r soo strict.everything sucks from rules,to getting caned or the homework,extra study hours,slip tests..poor me.i can correlate every word of ur post to my school life.. liked it very much..sniff!! i hate school too.. poor little girl.. sniff!!!

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