Farewell, my dear students
It was my privilege to teach you all
Each unique in his/her own way
Like stars, may you shine bright
Once a brave matriarch, now a widow with a failing heart
Faltering steps, feeble voice, empty eyes
wait for the final act.
I'm a handsome tom cat, master of my life and territory
My golden fur, bushy tail and upright whiskers,
attract admirers in droves, while others turn green with envy.
I travel and sleep at leisure
The fruit of my longest, joyful labour indeed
Cared and nurtured from the time you took seed
Your sweetness and perfection left me spell bound
the teacher smiles and greets her students
who look eager and willing to be taught
she learns quickly and calls them by name
students practice to greet and apologize
I’m a humble coconut palm, the State tree of Kerala
My scientific name is cocus nucifera
I give food, clothing, shelter
Oil, food and candies from my white flesh
Alone and stately stood the ageing matriarch
Burdened by the secrets of plots and broken hearts
her doors and French windows, once closed
now beckon all, to enter and discover
Mother, father, my life depends on you!
let me live long
why be the murderers of my budding life?
Memories of WCC illuminate my day
Three wonderful years spent with
Friends who helped and cheered each other