Wednesday, 22 August 2007


Just A Quick Recap


The school reopened in June,
And we settled in our new desks and

When we queued up in book depot,
And got our new books

and notes!

When we wanted two Sundays and no Mondays, yet
managed to line up daily for the morning prayers.
We learnt writing with

slates and pencils, and
Progressed To fountain pens and ball pens and then Micro tips!

we began drawing with crayons and evolved to
Color pencils and finally sketch pens!

we started calculating
first with tables and then with

Clarke's tables and advanced to

Calculators and computers!

we chased one another in the
corridors in Intervals, and returned to the classrooms

Drenched in sweat!

When we had lunch in classrooms, corridors,
under the trees and even in cycle sheds!

all the colors in the world,
Decorated the campus on the Second Saturdays!

a single P.T. period in the week's Time Table,
Was awaited more eagerly than the monsoons!

cricket was played with writing pads as bats,
And Neckties and socks rolled into balls!

few played
"kabadi" and "Kho-Kho" in scorching sun,

While others simply played

"book cricket" in the

Confines of classroom!

Of fights but no conspiracies,

Of Competitions but seldom jealousy!

we used to
watch Live Cricket telecast,

In the opposite house in Intervals and Lunch breaks!

few rushed at 3:45 to
"Conquer" window seats in our School bus!

While few others had "Big Fun", "peppermint",
"Kulfi", "milk ice!" and "sharbat!" at 4o Clock!

Gone are the days

Of Sports Day,

and the annual School Day,

And the one-month long

preparations for them.

Gone are the days

Of the stressful Quarterly,

Half Yearly and Annual Exams, and the most

enjoyed holidays after them!

Gone are the days
of tenth and twelfth standards, when
spent almost the whole year writing revision tests!

We learnt,

We enjoyed,

We played,

We won,

We lost,

We laughed,

We cried,

We fought,

We thought.

With so much fun in them, so many friends,

So much experience, all this and more!