After 4 months of quarantine, I stepped out to get some fresh air with my daughters. Their happiness knew no bounds and I could see the spark in their eyes. They were excited to walk on those familiar lanes and throughout the way, kept waving to everyone. I captured my conversation with them during our walk in a poetry, “A long walk and heart to heart talk”. I hope you will like it.
Look, the day is so bright and sunny
Let’s go out for a walk, Mommy
Dress us up in the pink frocks
And leave open our curly hair locks
Hold our hands and hold them tight
Let’s not return home until it’s night
Show us all the things, we missed all these days
And teach us something interesting all the way
Why is the sky blue and leaves are green?
And why during the day the Moon can’t be seen?
Why is the Sun so bright and the Moon so white?
And why do the stars twinkle in the night?
Why do the fishes swim and birds have wings?
Who teaches them to fly in the sky and melodiously sing?
Why do the birds live in the nest and deer in the jungle?
And why do the ducks quack quack and lions rumble?
How the rain falls and who makes the snow?
How a rainbow is formed and who paints it violet, indigo and blue?
Come on, let’s gather some yellow, white and lavender blooms
Make their bouquets and decorate our rooms
Look at that pet shop and the cute brown dog,
Mamma Please get us a furry cat and stop saying na-na
It will not scare you or scratch you and wont make mess
Instead, it will be more fun, laughter and worry be less
Come on, enjoy some rides and slides in the park
Let’s play together hopscotch before it gets dark
It’s so much fun twirling and whirling in the cool breeze
Can we please go for a walk daily, please?
Before we head back home, stroll a little more
Look at those orange lilies and pink roses, it’s happiness galore
Let us stand amid them, pose and get clicked
For these moments are to be remembered and cherished!