Treasure Island

Neela Nath


Elegy Written On My Student


Yesterday you attended class we saw
and studied, played with friends all day long.
Among lots you didn't attention draw,
In assembly you sang, the prayer-song,
but we didn't differ you from other.
Morning bell rang, we all thronged for prayer.
I heard a whisper, 'Neha is no more, brother.'
But couldn't make out as I met her rare.
Std v student? I don't have any class there.
She died when her legs slipped on their yard.
a girl of nine, but her parents didn't care.
They didn't take her to doctor, or feared.
Still now I can't recognize her, though
she has been one of our pupils,
she has been lost in air we know,
we won't see her in class room or in drills.

Submitted: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 12, 2013

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Yesterday, our student Neha accidentally died.This poem I wrote on her.I want to add more.

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  • Soulful Heart (7/22/2013 12:14:00 PM)

    ya so many souls r lost midway n we just carry on in the maze of this world....bt to jst think abt it verse kinda makes us revive d thought of our bubble like existence......nice tribute to such lost souls (Report) Reply

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (7/17/2013 12:24:00 PM)

    Oh! So sorry! My heart-felt condolences to you for the loss of your student and to their family. May her soul rest in peace! (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (7/12/2013 5:48:00 AM)

    A kind and beautiful tribute to your friend. Sad poem of loss but a good write. (Report) Reply

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