FLYING HOPES

Monday, May 21, 2007

Kids in the pool....


Today my daughter and I both were excited! She wanted to show me that she can swim….for last three years I was trying that she should learn swimming but she was so scared…like mother like daughter!
I don’t know swimming and for this matter I didn’t want her to be like me! But for her refusal to learn I gave up…..

This year she had been at her cousin’s place for few days. All her cousins used to go to the pool there …...she was the only one to be at the pool side watching them…she decided that she won’t allow her cousins to have fun without her! She decided to learn so she did!

She came back to me and I wanted to see her swim!
I enjoyed one hour at the pool….and this is what I saw there…....

Kids were there in the swimming pool,
Learning to swim with the “float” tool!

Blue, yellow, green and red,
Beautiful costumes with various shades!

Four, five, six….eight ,ten years old,
Some were shy, others were bold!

Some were energetic, others were lazy,
Some were dull, others were crazy!

Tiny pretty princess, sweet and cute!
That chirpy little girl, refused to be mute!!

The sweet little boy, worried and crying,
The trainer came shouting, “why you not trying?

Come on kid! Relax, be cool!
Don’t hide there, don’t make me fool!!”

Time and again, comes his turn!
Boy O boy! He was so scared to learn!!

“Few days later you will win!”
The trainer encouraged him, holding his chin!

All in all joy was beaming,
Kids were happy with playful swimming!

Like ducks or turtles or fishes do!

These “aquatic kids” can swim too!!
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One thing I would like to add that some parents just force their kids to learn. I was sad to see little kids in tears while their parents scolding them…they should give some time to the kids..let them enjoy to learn……

19 Comments:

  • Beautiful Poem and nice Morale too (for parents!)

    By Blogger RC Mishra, at 21 May, 2007  

  • Great piece of work. Really like the emotions involved. Keep up the great work. God bless you and your work. :)

    By Blogger Udan Tashtari, at 21 May, 2007  

  • Great piece of work. Really like the emotions involved. Keep up the great work. God bless you and your work. :)

    By Blogger Udan Tashtari, at 21 May, 2007  

  • Ah! Just about right for a children's rhyme.

    By Blogger Prashanth, at 22 May, 2007  

  • Welcome back Madame Rachana... Atleast now you have decided to write something in your English... We missed your write-ups!! Keep it up. As usual...you seem to have got y(our) experiences in a swimming pool perfectly...cant catch it any better!! Look forward to more of it...REGULARLY!!!

    By Blogger panini03, at 25 May, 2007  

  • WOW...see this is called an artist...who just needs a reason and dekh lijiye :)
    nice and beautiful poem...simple yet deeply attached with morale :)
    Keep writing dear
    Cheers

    By Blogger Dawn....सेहर, at 25 May, 2007  

  • that was nice!

    By Blogger ketki, at 26 May, 2007  

  • hi rachna...beautifully phrased poem...hope all the parents in the world think the way you do!!!

    By Blogger Niraj, at 29 May, 2007  

  • Finely penned, rachna!!
    :)
    Am here after a long time, I know...
    Hope u have been doing good!

    By Blogger Velu Nair, at 29 May, 2007  

  • wow!!!
    lovely poem..
    and children learn at thier own pace..
    Truely siad no need to scold them or force them...

    Take care

    By Blogger Shruti, at 01 June, 2007  

  • When is the next :D
    Cheers

    By Blogger Dawn....सेहर, at 02 June, 2007  

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    By Blogger Beji, at 10 June, 2007  

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    By Blogger Velu Nair, at 10 June, 2007  

  • sorry for not cmning...
    right now i m too busy with my new work...
    as i say earlier its a cutest poem like ur daughter...
    its too beautiful...

    By Blogger Divine India, at 13 June, 2007  

  • Kids have learned to ward off their fears.
    Now its turn of parents :P

    By Blogger Abhishek Upadhyay, at 01 October, 2007  

  • Hello. This post is likeable, and your blog is very interesting, congratulations :-). I will add in my blogroll =). If possible gives a last there on my blog, it is about the Webcam, I hope you enjoy. The address is http://webcam-brasil.blogspot.com. A hug.

    By Blogger Webcam, at 16 March, 2008  

  • hello!!i n here!!

    By Blogger charu, at 18 July, 2008  

  • oh wow!
    congrtas!!
    lovely to hear ur daughter has learnt to swim..

    By Blogger Ekta, at 14 August, 2008  

  • Thanks to you all for the encouragement to kids and me too :)

    By Blogger rachana, at 11 September, 2008  

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