Monday, January 21, 2008

How education saved me

Back in the days,
Of crayons and leisure
Whenever it rained
I got drenched with pleasure.
Pebbles and shells
Were still things to treasure.
How stupid I wonder,
I must have been back then
I was my hero,
Not great wise men.

The older I grew,
The wiser I got,
With every passing day
I sharpened my craft.
Got rid of my “vices”-
Had a reputation to guard!
I must thank education
For it made me smart.
Else I would have died
A dreamer, a painter or a bard.

Chintan Vinod Shinde