DP Daily Prompt: Sorry I’m Busy Post by Ranu

It happened a long time ago. I was in school,the bell was rung. I was preparing to go and join the students of my school for prayer. I was barely out of the classroom door,when I noticed a frantic classmate of mine trying to wave out to me. I stopped for a fleeting moment. I was told she could not do her homework,will I help her.

I was torn between helping her or leave for prayer,I chose the latter. I excused myself by saying,’Naseem I’m sorry,I’m busy’. I left without explaining myself.

I felt terrible. Later that day,she told me she was punished and decided I can no longer be her friend. You see for me ¬†what’s more important to join the prayer or help her.I chose the latter. I ended up losing a friend.

DP Daily Prompt: I Pledge Allegiance Post By Ranu

I consider myself a patriot. I love my country,I am prepared to work to help my country. To me patriotism means sacrifice.One should try his or her best to defend his/her country when the need arises. I always remember what the American, Nathan Hale said before he was hanged for spying,” I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.” This is what patriotism means to me.

Nathan Hale at the gallows.

Nathan Hale at the gallows. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

DP Daily Prompt: Who Is The Dearest Person In This World? Post by Ranu

Moon (annotated)

Moon (annotated) (Photo credit: hypergenesb)

Moon asked the stars,

The stars asked thousands out there,

Who is the dearest person in this world?

I said,”It is my Dad,my Dad.”

Tall handsome and brilliant,

This is how I saw my Dad.

He spoke many languages,

He helped me when I was in need.

He scolded me when I was wrong.

He was affectionate beyond words,

He was concerned when I was unhappy,

He made sure he knew the cause.

He taught me all I know.

He was a very protective Dad,

He always had time for me,

Even if he was busy.

He cautioned me to beware,

“Do not let anyone take advantage

of you”,he would say.

I feel sad when I think of him,

He passed away ,

When I was very young.

I always wished,

He would be with us longer.

When the moon,stars asked thousands,

Who is the ‘Dearest person on this earth?’

I put my hand up way up pointing the sky,

It has to be my Dad, my Dad,

“He deserves the title more than anyone else”.