Daily Prompt : Astonish

In response to prompt : Astonish


The kids can easily astonish us by the way they express themselves. One boy in my fourth grade asked me : How many of these do you have?( he meant the sari I was wearing).

I said: what do you mean?

He replied : Every day you wear a different one.

I smiled and said  : I have a few.

Do you have a thousand?

We are getting late for Music class, I had to change the subject!

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Daily Prompt : Tantrum

In response to prompt :  Tantrum

Raphael’s Outburst!

Raphael our feline is one of a kind,

His sudden tantrum can blow your mind.

He’s restless and naughty who likes to have his way,

If you try to contain him he’d have plenty to say.

When he’s hungry his meow sounds like Mom,

He’d rub your feet which is his way to charm.

Once he gets what he wants, he’ll ignore you,

Which makes me dislike him which  is true.

If you happen to visit him in our house,

He’ll make sure he’s as quiet as a mouse!

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Daily Prompt : Rivulet: posted and translated by ranu

In response to prompt :  Rivulet

ও নদীরে, একটি কথা শুধাই শুধু তোমারে |
বলো কোথায় তোমার দেশ
তোমার নেই কি চলার শেষ! ও নদীরে…
তোমার কোনো বাঁধন নাই তুমি ঘর ছাড়া কি তাই,
এই আছো ভাটায় আবার এই তো দেখি জোয়ারে ||
এ কূল ভেঙে ও কূল তুমি গড়ো
যার একূল ওকূল দুকূল গেল তার লাগি কি করো?
আমায় ভাবছো মিছেই পর, তোমার নেই কি অবসর,

সুখ দুঃখের

O river I only want to know

where is your country,

Don’t you ever stop flowing

Are you homeless

because you have no family?

One moment I see you stop

then suddenly you start flowing

You break one home

And rebuild the other,

What will you  do for those

who have no home?

Do you treat  me like a stranger,

because you have no time?

But I want to know what

makes you happy or sad!

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Daily Prompt : Notable

In response to prompt: Notable

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory!

Roald Dahl, most notable children’s book writer, wrote many books for children. One of his remarkable  books was, “Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.” This book is the best one of all the books he had written.

I recall reading it to my grade four kids, they fell in love with it. Whenever I picked up a book they’d beg me to read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, they were never tired of listening to it day after day!

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Daily Prompt : Cur

In response to prompt : Cur

Good For Nothing!

It’s sad when a mother has a cur for a son,

Spending day and night looking for fun.

Can someone tell him he’s wasting his time,

He’s a  coward, a bum, and a good for nothing slime!

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Daily Prompt : Elaborate

In response to prompt : Elaborate

A Dialogue With My Teacher!

One fine morning I was in my classroom, waiting for the teacher  to ask us to take out our Math homework.

Suddenly I heard my teacher’s voice: Bring your homework, Chaman.

I opened my exercise book and found pages where I did my homework missing. Instantly my body was shaking with fear. I knew I’d be punished, but I did my homework, what happened to it.

The teacher’s voice shook my whole being: Chaman come here now.

Slowly I went to her desk, looked at her and replied:   Miss I did my Math, it’s missing from my book.

The teacher said, I have no time to waste, tell me the truth.

I replied, before going for prayer, my classmate asked me to let her copy my homework, I told her I cannot, I’m getting late for prayer. When I came back I found pages of my homework  missing. I am sure she took them.

The teacher looked at me and said, you have given an elaborate excuse, it better be true.

She called my classmate and asked, did you steal Chaman’s homework?

No I did not she said.

When I heard this I knew I was in trouble,  I almost wanted to cry I really did my work, why won’t the teacher trust me, was all I thought.

The teacher looked at our faces and said,  ‘I  know Chaman told the truth, so Naseem (classmate), this is your punishment for lying: Write a thousand times I will always tell the truth.

I sighed a breath of relief, heard a soft voice, I am not your friend anymore!

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Song, singer Lata, posted and translated by Ranu

Oh my poor grieving heart, be not afraid of sorrow

One day this heartless world will understand your story

In your hopeful heart, make some space for your wounds

Move on even if your friends add fuel to your burning heart

Do not worry if your life becomes a sad story

You can achieve nothing by complaining

It’s useless to cry, your own can become strangers in a moment

Oh my grieving heart, be not afraid of sorrow!

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Daily Prompt : Bestow

In response to prompt : Bestow

Suchitra  Sen Pride Of  Tollywood!

There is a proverb in Urdu : “Khuda jab deta hai Chhappar phar ke deta hai!”

Translation: When God gives he bestows one with unexpected rewards.

Suchitra Bengali actress from Kolkata was bestowed by God with beauty, wealth, and acting prowess. She had it all.

Her acting was second to none, her beauty was incomparable, she had everything anyone can want.

She entertained us for several years by her brilliant acting. She left the industry when one of her movies flopped at the box office, she then decided it was a good time to retire!

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