Writing: Intro to Poetry, Day Five : Imperfect

Poetry, Day Five : Imperfect

Poetic Form : Limerick

I hired a contractor to fix my basement,

He employed his kid who is so efficient,

He’ll wow you with his skill

Don’t you worry he surely will

Make you say oh he is so efficient!

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Sadly I saw  he disfigured the place

It looks like robbers burgled its face 

By throwing all my stuff

Not caring enough ,

Showing this is how he fixes a place!

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I called the contractor to come and see

How much damage his kid  did to me

He said he didn’t know

Where all these will go

So the  contractor’s kid threw them around for me to see!

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Thanks to this contractor, whom I will never hire

I’ve learned  not to trust these people who don’t tire

Who can only boast,

So they can toast,

People like me who trust them and hire!

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Writing 101, Day five: Hook ’em with a quote

Today’s assignment:  Hook ’em with a quote

Rabindranath Tagore says:

Don’t limit your child to your own learning, for she was born in another time.

 

Rabindranath Tagore is one of those personalities, who provided us with music, poetry and prose. I have learned a lot from his songs, poems, fiction and non-fiction. Today I feel it is time for me to honor him by using his quote.

As a child I asked many questions, but no one wanted to answer them.My eldest brother tried to stop me by using the famous quote,“curiosity killed a cat.”

When I read Tagore’s quote, I felt I wish I could ask him about certain things I was curious about.

It is true sometimes a child’s questions baffle us, we adults try to stop him/her, because we feel children’s knowledge should be limited to the alphabets, for they are too young to know more than the letters.

Once my colleague complained about her five year old son, “He is not cooperative,” she said.

“Why are you saying this ?” was my question.

She then told me, his kindergarten teacher complained, he refuses to participate in their classroom activities.

It seems the five-year old children were introduced to colors, each time the teacher mentioned a specific color, one of the kids was asked to run and stand on that color. When Jay’s turn came, he looked the other way.The teacher was upset and complained to his mother, that her son was not paying attention.

Jay knew all the colors and thought it was too stupid to run and stand on the color. This is one example, there are many others. This is where Tagore says, “Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for she was born in another time.”

Our world has changed a lot, back when I was a kid, we never heard of cell phones, today I see little ones with a cell phone on his palm. I’m awed by this, it makes me want to see what kind of messages are they sending to their friends.

Yes with every new generation we find kids know more than I ever did at that age. I’m not embarrassed for I know, our minds were limited to know what was available in our time. Today if we hold our children back on the presumption it’s well beyond their age, we’d be doing them a disservice. “As they are born in another time.”

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