On Children's Day

Stars of this World

I believe you to be pure joy-
A noisy bundle of mischief,
Emotions, not anyone's toy!

I believe you often feel lost -
Overcome by expectations,
Fearing what your dreams may cost.

I know you to be smart-
So full of questions, laughter,
Tears and a guileless heart.

But of one thing I am very sure-
You are the stars of this world,
You are wished the best forevermore.

(Dedicated to the 10th graders, drawing inspiration from Brucellish Sangma 's poem "I Believe ")
Arpita Mukherjee
Teacher of English (ICSE, Secondary)


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