I had introduced you to some of my daughter’s poems before. Here’s another one that she wrote when she was in college – Examination Fever.
By Gayatri T Rao
It was a day before our last examination.
When there was much excitation.
I was holding the journal and pacing the floor.
Learning the content by rote,
I was walking to the cupboard from the door.
Suddenly, my head started aching and I sat on the bed.
I complained and Mummy was surprised my eyes were red.
She touched my forehead and it was hot.
Tension was prevailing in the house
and I had got a fever bout.
Mummy told me to rest but I did not listen.
For I had still to study a lot of portion.
At night, I felt really bad.
Everyone was troubled especially my Dad.
He was worried I’d flunk my exam.
“And that would lead to the loss of a year,” said my Mom.
The next day when out of the laboratory, I came;
I was feeling like someone had lifted off my head, a big burden.
Even the fever had gone.
Thank God the exam had finished.
I had faired quite well,
And was fresh when my home, I reached.