Monday, May 25, 2015


                                       Bindya was happy as a lark
                                       High spirited with  a smile
                                       That shone as bright as the
                                       Sunshine bursting from the skies.

                                       Her steps were quick
                                      But she paused long enough
                                      To throw a coin,
                                      In the pool of water in her path
                                      This is her make believe wishing well.

                                       "What a lovely day"
                                        She called out in a cheerful, melodious voice.
                                         Caring not, who stared at her quirky behavior.
                                         She rocked to the beat of the music
                                          Blaring in her ears,
                                         The deafening sound was no bother.

                                        She beckoned and nodded
                                        To those who looked her way
                                        "Join me she shouted"
                                         "Recharge your spirits"
                                         As she cantered along.
                                         There, joining her was a line of
                                          Believers, Hopefuls, Crusaders,Joyful Souls.

                                          She looked back and her face lit up
                                          "That's the power of a smile"
                                           As she skipped and bounced,
                                           Leading the way,in a cheerful voice
                                           She and her followers sang
                                           To their hearts content
                                           "Oh wonderful and glorious world
                                             I will always embrace you."
                                                                  {From the "Jump for Joy" series}

Questions To Ponder

  1. What do you think Bindya was wishing for in her make believe wishing well?
  2. Those who joined her are labeled, what is the significance?
  3. What would have happened if the author had Bindya hurrying instead of cantering?
  4. How would you sum up Bindya's attitude?  What was her lure?

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