Laugh Away — Small Poem


Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service

Row row row your boat
Gently down the stream
Keep rowing till your arms ache
Need rest and become green

Eat, eat, eat till you are full
Don’t overeat – that can be fatal
Your heart, stomach can’t complain
Better remain on a healthy lane

Look, look, look at the leaves
As they fall gently from the trees
Some are yellow, some still green
Unaware of colours that leave the branches

Leaves falling some even from the nests
Home to sparrows that they carefully built
Taking care of the eggs yet to split
Then feeding sparroettes with mothers’ beaks

Laugh laugh laugh till you cry
Laugh away your blues
Sing, sing sing and dance
While you are on the cruise


Dr Ravi P Bhatia is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment, an educationist, Gandhian scholar and peace researcher. Retired professor, Delhi University. His new book, A Garland of Ideas—Gandhian, Religious, Educational, Environmental was published recently in Delhi.



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