Sanjukta Nag

Gold Star - 21,168 Points (05-07-1992 / India)

On Her Way To School - Poem by Sanjukta Nag

She followed the striped cat
Stepping slowly - one two three,
Then became bore to count more,
And left her school bag hanging
On the branch of a tree.

Her favourite tiffin box - blue
Without showing any clue
Dropped in the middle of street,
To give the illiterate hungry dogs
A sudden delicious treat.

She followed the striped cat,
Forgetting her school and rule
Of knotty arithmetic,
It was only her curious eyes
And brown legs of the cat
Were leading her - automatic.

They crossed a lofty wall
To land on the greenish ground
Where the little girl found,
Four kittens of big blue eyes,
Lying in a cane basket
With furs of chocolate pies.

Though she had lost her way,
Her eyes were still gleaming
Like a bright sunny day.
‘Cause she realized already,
This joy is more genuine
Than her lots of dolls & teddy.

Topic(s) of this poem: childhood


Comments about On Her Way To School by Sanjukta Nag

  • Valsa George (10/2/2015 12:15:00 AM)


    The little girl, though got late in reaching the school, was gifted with the joy of seeing four little kittens in a basket! What a cute sight! Even at this age, I identify myself with that little girl! In my young days, birds and kittens used to fascinate me more than anything! Even now I try to take care of stray cats, for which I am often scolded by my husband as my son as a child had to take rabies injections for having been bitten by a cat! Enjoyed the poem Sanjukta! (Report) Reply

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  • Bhargabi Dei Mahakul (9/25/2015 7:02:00 PM)


    Like a bright sunny day this poem reflects very amazing and vivid imagery about cats and little girl.
    ‘Cause she realized already, This joy is more genuine Than her lots of dolls & teddy. Having affection for animals and drawing such imagery speaks about natural flow of emotion. Very wise sharing....10
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  • Liza Sudina (9/25/2015 10:04:00 AM)


    Cats are really very winsome! and ofcourse more genuinethan dolls! (Report) Reply

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (9/24/2015 10:41:00 AM)


    Verily, adventurous and amusing (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/24/2015 8:21:00 AM)


    A sudden delicious treat; with the muse of love and care. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (9/24/2015 1:55:00 AM)


    Reminded my school days, full of enthusiasm, naughtiness and playfulness..................The best teacher is life and the best way to learn is to learn from own experience by defying norms set by society/ sets of rules with Do's and Dont's.............Lovely satire tucked with emotions........Loved it (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (9/24/2015 1:04:00 AM)


    Being careless and neglecting study sometimes is fun. Lovely drop. A kids is being careless going to school and it gives such a sweet feeling. (Report) Reply

  • (9/24/2015 12:32:00 AM)


    It is very beautifully describing a little cute baby girl going to school! (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (9/23/2015 11:50:00 PM)


    Wonderful poem about following one's heart! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 23, 2015



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