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It was all my pride

Updated: May 30, 2021

By Aparna Bandyopadhyay

Contributory Author for Spark Igniting Minds

I am full of confidence

As I stride in life with lufe.

I have such faith in me,

As I think, life just a spoof.

The world is just my fiefdom

As I look down as a ruler,

All will have to abide by me,

And I tolerate no spoiler.

Then, I met that tiny bud,

At my garden full of bloom.

I commanded it to open its petals

It didn't unfurl it's plume.

The clouds refused to rain for me,

The seeds refused to grow.

The river refused to turn its course,

The worm refused to glow.

I moved ahead and came across,

The eggs with mother hen;

I ordered them to hatch along,

Their silence awoke me then.

Arrogance has its come uppance,

As I get too big for my boots;

Today as I yield the stick,

Tomorrow I will get only hoots!

How can I compare myself

To God! along my stride;

My eyes were open wide today,

Shamed was I, it was all my pride!

(Featured Image by Kurious 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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