Poem on Child

Children are Pure than Life itself Treat them Accordingly

Child's Wit

A teacher asked a student
To define life

The student had a knack
Of crafting new thoughts
Out of naught
He started to chant something like this

Yin-yang-yin
Yo-yo
Yo-yo
Yo

When yin sleeps
Yang wake-up
Yin yang yin
Yo-yo
Yo-yo
Yo

Together they fit
To form a whole
Yin-yang-yin
Yo-yo
Yo-yo
Yo

Opposite they are
But still seeking balance
Yin-yang-yin
Yo-yo
Yo-yo
Yo

Contrary but still
Not in opposition
Yin-yang-yin
Yo-yo
Yo-yo
Yo

Two aspects
Of a single truth
Yin-yang-yin
Yo-yo
Yo-yo
Yo

Rather than trying to replace each other
They transform into a single reality
Yin-yang-yin
Yo-yo
Yo-yo
Yo

The teacher listened
And got furious
Said with a sneer
I could not discern
Your babble your prattle
If you could yourself
Please mister nonsense!

The child turned crimson
But still had dare
He countered the teacher
By means of wit:
Life is a whole
With dual poles
If Yang is the light
Yin is the night
Yang bites yin
Yin bites yang
Both have to fleet
As they are on a flight
What then lasts!
Is yo-yo
Yo-yo
Yo
So dear teacher
Am I not right?

This is a free verse I wrote for a humor poetry competition. It is about a child who is witty, confident and have desire to know the world but the teacher is an orthodox one and she does not want to listen any deviating answer. 

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Lightuponlight 6 years ago

You are a good poet! Ameen!!! ying and yang. this a chinese. I have heard of this and like it very much. yin and yan have to be balanced, to lead a balanced life! I think Chinese meridian Therapy is based on this. I learned about this when learning Thai Massage! Beautiful!


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gulnazahmad 6 years ago from Pakistan Author

thanks alot for your appreciation:)


irum khan 6 years ago

sweet!!!

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