A tribute to Kalpana Chawla

By Keerthana Venkatesh

Contributing Author for Spark Igniting Minds

I saw all the girls play

with dolls and li’l houses,

And I saw a li’l girl

play with parts and pieces!

While all the kids read Enid Blyton,

Nancy Drew and Boons,

This li’l girl read ‘Space and Rockets’

through morning, night and noon!

While all around gazed the sky

reading their future star-

This li’l girl focused the stars

and aimed to reach that far!

Then one day when the world looked up,

they spotted a special star-

The star auraed with human light,

gazing the world from far!

Then did God look and say,

“She needs to remain atop

and help me lead the world from here,

so all can reach this far;

and learn that when you aim for stars

and achieve what you want,

you will shine through the night

for aeons… aoens and aeons!”

So, while the whole world grieves for her,

Let us also praise

This li’l girl who led the world

And reached her abode in space!

(Featured Image from google)


About the Author

Keerthana Venkatesh is a passionate writer with a penchant for positivism via thoughts, actions and alternative therapies.

She has worked on the editorial of some of India’s biggest media houses and as content management and marketing head in various corporates.

An avid traveler and a doting mother, she finds inspiration and the energy of positivism through places, people and her daughter which she showcases in her blog titled "This Short Story"!


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