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New Start

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She’s right there next to me
Sitting mere centimetres away
If eyes are the windows to the soul
Hers are as clear as day

Lined with dark, black kohl
They remind me of the Pharoahs
If I ever left to my own
I would stare aimlessly at them so

Look her fingers curled around the pen
How she writes across the paper
If she slipped and fell into a chasm
In a heartbeat I would save her

I can hardly write my own paper
I watch her chewing the pen
Oh look at her cute cheeks
How I’d love to cup and kiss them

Imprinted inside my heart
Is her wonderful, radiant smile
Drowning in my own thoughts
I’m losing track of time

I know not what this is
Beating faintly inside my heart
Rusty machinery once forgotten
Is this a new start?
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Chemistry Teacher

Oh this dark Chemistry.
You, the wise one,
Solved for us this mystery,
Without whom, we would have run.

We, who had no clue,
You took us in.
Taught us until we turned blue.
With flying colours, the exam we did win.

We made a lot of noise,
Disturbed your peace of mind.
You withstood it all with poise.
Our potential, you did find.

Sometimes we have slept.
Then you came to scold.
But we have never wept,
Because your advice is as good as gold.

For your tests, at times we have copied.
But many a time, you have caught us.
What you don’t like, is us being sloppy.
For that, you do make a fuss.

No matter what our doubt,
You were there to help.
Gave us all a clout.
Taught us until we gave an anguished yelp.

For whatever you have done,
We say “Thank you”.
You looked at us like daughter or son,
In our hearts, we won’t forget you soon.