My daughter, Gayatri, wrote this poem, Sleuthing and Geometry,when she was in the ninth grade. She liked to read mystery stories and wanted to become a sleuth or a detective. She has done well for herself because she has become a journalist, combining her sleuthing ability and writing talent.
Sleuthing and Geometry
By Gayatri T Rao
If when in Geometry, we have a hint to prove a rider or something,
It’s like getting a clue while sleuthing.
To get the year’s Geometry exam paper is to get a new case to solve.
And to calculate a sum is to try crack down a criminal.
When we do not get the answer,
The solution of the mystery is too far away.
While, on the other hand, if we get it;
It’s like taking a criminal into custody.