The first letter, the first word
Going for breaks in a hoard
The countless practices, the stage fright
And oh, those sleepless nights.
A glance of a teacher made us faint
But they filled our canvas with paint.
From 1,2,3 to trignometry
From body parts to organic chemistry
From Red Riding Hood to Shakespeare
Making a head spin in fear!
From rotation revolution to topography
From Harappan Civilization to Hitler's biography.
Twelve long beautiful years,
Twelve amazing memorable years,
Twelve years of this roller coaster ride,
Twelve years of being on a different side.
As I stand, about to leave
The red walls seem to call me back,
The red bricks had formed my home
I realise its importance as in the world I roam.
The naughty tricks, the stupid lies
We didn't realise how fast time flies.
Excitement for the picnic and chatting away
Today in the big, bad world do we alone lay.
Eagerness for the lunch break
Or in the bus, the quick power nap
If protection existed,
It was surely in the tamarind tree's lap.
The world outside is cruel and bad
Now we miss what we had.
These wonderful times are now past,
With tearful eyes a dream look we cast.
The clock kept ticking away,
The sand kept slipping away
Who knew that 'forever' would be so short
The happiness found here can never be bought
The universe plays such tricks,
'Goodbye' felt like a thousand pricks.