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Aleyya with her twinkling eyes

By Aparna Bandyopadhyay

Contributory Author for Spark Igniting Minds

My help came and tapped,

On my outer door.

With her two year old

Sitting on the floor.

Aleya, with her twinkling eyes

A placid child, who never cries!

She went about

Her daily chores,

My home became spotless

With her vibrant force.

Aleya, with her twinkling eyes,

Always playing, never cries!

Ten years have long gone.

With all work, she still has zest. Chores done right,

She's never at rest.

Aleya, with her twinkling eyes,

In a corner, study she tries!

Another ten have sped along.

Her movements slow, working still.

Choice is hers, to rest or toil,

My home is hers, to do her will.

Aleya, with her twinkling eyes

Has gathered wings, high she flies!

Ten more years have raced along,

A rasping cough racks her frame.

The Doctors gave her scanty time,

Nothing will ever be the same.

Aleya with her twinkling eyes

Stood by her bed and softly cries!

(Image by Anastasia Gepp from Pixabay)

About the Author

Ms. Aparna Bandyopadhyay

Aparna has been a physics teacher in various Air Force Stations and Private schools in civilian areas, whenever stationed at a place. She has written articles and poems in Air Force magazines and regional publications.

She is now focusing on methods to make the environment green and safe. Her motto is to keep learning from young and old alike, there being no end date to learning.

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