Thursday, November 20, 2008

splash of colours on dirty scraps of paper

since school closed
mornings are empty-
despite the heat
I miss the sounds
of chattering girls
shoes dragging in the corridors
in stiffly ironed uniforms.
streets seem so empty
parents are so harassed
and here I was thinking
vacations are cure for
stressed minds.
when I see those
splash of colours
however dirty,
on those scraps of paper;
these make me long
for school
to reopen.
when you do come back
I can only hope

you would be wiser
now that you are taller.

"I would still welcome you even if you are not"

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I wrote the above during the summer vacations. I missed those brats and I had to pen my thoughts!

30 comments:

westcobich said...

I really like this!!!!

Bobbi said...

Great memories!

Devika said...

Good one Gautami!

i feel these when the school reopens, because come to me only during vacations...the smaller kids...whom i love to be with :-)

THE last quote makes the poem all the more worthy.. :-)

wishes!
devika

word 'corridors' -- a typo

Devika said...

*because children come to me*

my typos never seem to be ending.:-))

devika

Deborah Godin said...

What a tender sentiment, I love the gentle humor about coming back wiser as well as taller - wish it did always work that way in real life; sometimes it takes a while even after one stop growing!

Cynthia said...

I am sending this to my daughter a new teacher this year. Nice feeling of looking back and forward at the same time.

anthonynorth said...

A poem from a fully committed teacher, I think.

Sweet Talking Guy.. said...

Hi Gautami, you must really love your job and the children, nicely written thoughts!

Philip Thrift said...

I can only hope
you would be wiser
now that you are taller


Nicely done verse.

tumblewords said...

This is so nifty! Love the kindness, the thought involved and the wish for 'wise'. Nice work!!

Stan Ski said...

Looking forward to returning to school was not how I ever felt...Now I miss it so much.
Sounds like 'your' kids may just have a teacher they look forward to retuning to.

Jeanie said...

I love the part about how you only hope that they will be wiser now that they are taller. I think that about the kid in my life everyday!

This is a wonderful memory. I'm so glad you shared it with us.

Whitesnake said...

If ever the word brilliant needed ta be used it is now!

Jeeves said...

Very very cute one!!!

Nathan said...

This is so good. I really like the way you end it.

polona said...

lovely... this clearly shows your love and dedication for your profession (vocation?)

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I don't know- I kind of enjoyed my time off. :)

"Sunshine" said...

I enjoyed this!

Marja said...

Are you a teacher Great poem very enjoyable I loved the last lines.

linda may said...

your splashes of colour paint a lovely picture that I can envision and I am grateful to have.

Linda Jacobs said...

Isn't that the truth, huh? I'm always so anxious for vacations but then I miss my kids. I LOVE the way you describe this feeling, especially the part about the girls' chattering and shoes.

paisley said...

that is so sweet... i never thought about the teachers missing the students so much... i would have thought they were thrilled to have a moment of silence...

this was so loving...

BJ Roan said...

So teachers really do miss teaching. I'm happy to hear it, and in such marvelous words.

keithsramblings said...

'I can only hope
you would be wiser
now that you are taller'
Simply brilliant!!!

Quin Browne said...

i remember the smell of the starched uniforms...

one more believer said...

hello g, excellent take on the summer break... makes me think of the cycles of life... that we would all awaken from the summer frivolity with wisdom and a few inches taller...

tinker said...

I like those last few lines, especially (I bet your students would too ;)

a square peg said...

"and here i was thinking vacations are cure for stressed minds."

love those lines. and those last two sentences--perfect!

*~sis~* said...

lol @ "I can only hope
you would be wiser
now that you are taller." how true is that!! great thoughts :)

Geraldine said...

I loved school and had some wonderful teachers. I never thought teachers missed students either, nice to read this!

Hugs, G