Couple of weeks back, as a part of Christmas celebrations my daughter’s school had organised a lot of competitions for students and encouraged them to take part in as many as possible. My daughter took part in four or five and one of them was “Poetry Competition”. The topic was ‘Separation’ and the students had to submit one original entry. They were allowed to take help from their family.And my dear girl remembers all of this on the eve of the competition. Both of us sat down, raked our brains, collected our thoughts and rummaged through ideas and finally came up with this poem—
Winds of Separation
Winds of Separation
Have blown us apart.
Ten years of togetherness
I will hold close to my heart.
Been kids, adolescents and teenagers
We have grown up together.
Seen the rains, the winters and summers
Shared books and secrets come every weather.
Still a toddler separated from my mother
When I stepped into my Alma Mater, face writ with fear
You sat amongst the bawling kids, as calm as ever
I knew I found my fidus Achates when you wiped my tear.
Hand in hand, saving each other’s hide
Life’s little hurdles, we would smilingly tide.
All through the years, in unison we played
Our roles of best friend, philosopher and guide.
Alas! Destiny plays its own part
Carved mischievously, for each her own path
Agony of separation brimming four eyes
The hand that wiped the tears will now unwillingly depart.
Sun may never shine the same
Paths may never cross again
Life played an unfair game
We will never laugh our way home, on puddles in the rain.
But isn’t this what life is all about
Cherishing the memories, celebrating the friendship
Than submerging in pain or wallowing in doubt
Winds of separation left behind a lesson well taught.
The sketches and artwork was done by my girl and the poem was written with my help.
And this is what happened:
She won the First Prize in the Poetry competition. Hurray!!!
We wanted to share this with all of you. Hope you like the poem and the sketches.
And please do visit her Instagram page Fennekin7 where she shares her sketches.