A morning at a Divine Orphanage
Having fun, on the home run, with these two friends of mine,
away from my folks, yet feel at home with these sixty nine;
Life looks free, yet is making me responsible,
as we have this wonderful world that we all share and care for
We play and pray, do morning yoga every day,
the songs we sing, make me believe that I can take to my wings;
The energy is in the air, and with the enthusiasm we all share,
I kick start the mornings with so much fanfare
Quickly we freshen up and head to create the dining space,
as my ‘elder brothers’ pile the rotis smearing ‘ghee’ on the face
Hot kichdi and the rotis, our breakfast make,
that keep us energized through to the lunch break;
We wipe and we clean, we preen and bring the sheen,
help one another to put on clothes and polish our shoes,
combing our hair, we get set for the day long affair
Then it is time to get the classrooms in place,
where day-long we discuss and debate
It is time to say good-bye, as we are getting ready for the long day,
we loved your coming and clicked a few snaps to express our way!!
In an Orphanage
by Folorunsho Obalugemo
They aren’t supposed to be here,
Yet there are they in limbo,
Bearing the affections of any that show:
The innocent abandoned babies dear.
To some parents and homes they too belong
But in home for the fosters are they being nurtured,
And people about have become people around
Those beautiful children forlorn so long.
And never in akimbo our love should stand,
For good help must reach and kiss them now
From folk full of kindness’s brow
Lest their destiny be buried in quicksand.
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This entry was posted on March 4, 2012 by R Srinivasan. It was filed under Children, Education, Life, Schooling, Uncategorized and was tagged with children, Dehradun, food, government residential school, love, orphanage, prayer, Sreeni, srini, staying together.