First a special slogan created for Environment Day..
Enduring weathers, brave trees
Yes, life matters , save trees!
Our Photo of Seventh Standard..
A black and white photograph
Slipped out of
My old photo album
From the days when
We didn’t have the luxury of colours..
It was a group photograph
And I spotted myself instantly
Sitting in the corner
Next to a quiet girl who sat cringed
In her unshaped feelings, wondering..
Classmates from seventh standard
Faces glowing and smiling, naturally
Ever so closer, and I became
Nostalgic remembering the
Days of gay abandon
No layers of meanness in between,
Yes, those were the times of teams
And groups which prayed, ate and
Today, I crave for same camaraderie
Oh, it remains illusive
Standing and sitting together
Have become rarer
For the inflated egos
Choose to stand apart
And if incidentally the shoulders
Get rubbed and someone wants to click
Smile too gets inflated like egos
The only real thing that
Comes out is the color
And the paper of the photograph..
But then our photo of Seventh Standard
Exuded truth of a pure, unadulterated
And egoless world, which is almost extinct
Perhaps we need to start
Celebrating an ‘Inner Environment Day’