|The Yellow Crayon
Author: Priyanka D PM
Dedicated to my bestie. Written around a year back.Rated: Fiction K - English - Words: 381 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 03-20-11 - Status: Complete - id: 2900682
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A small note: I had written this poem on my best friend's 15th birthday. I should have written something related to birthday. I don't know why I wrote this. But anyhow, she liked it and so did her family so it doesn't matter (lol). Read and review!
The Yellow Crayon
She stepped inside the classroom-
A girl with shoulder length hair,
Carrying a brown-red bag,
And a 'Tom & Jerry' water bottle
Thirty-five creatures clothed in blue
Whispered among themselves,
Gazed at her and wondered-
Who is she?
She stood near the bulletin,
She was calm and silent
New place, new class pals and new teachers
New black board, new desks and new books-
All of them seemed,
Seemed so sophisticated for her
Taking in a deep breathe,
She clenched her lips
She gave a minute's self preface,
Looked around to find a place-
This desk or that desk?
Ms. Teacher who noticed her dilemma,
Pointed an empty seat next to mine
She walked over to the desk beside me,
Exchanged smiles but not a word
Maintained a session of silence-
She was silent, I was silent
It was awkward but habitual
Lying on the floor was a small piece of crayon-
A yellow crayon
At that moment I wasn't aware-
Of it being the messenger of friendship
She picked it up and interrogated-
Is it yours?
I looked at her and then looked at it,
Nodded my head to say 'No'
Soon she found the helpless crayon's owner,
And obviously achieved a 'thank you'
I realized I was being unfriendly
And a reflex it was, I said-
Let's get to know each other
She looked at me and put on a smile
Told about her family and her life
Minutes passed without us being aware
Helping her with the notes was a promise I gave
Became best friends with the passage of time-
I and her
Blabbering crazily, laughing like idiots
Playing pranks on each other
And then playing the verse of 'sorry'
Today after many years,
We are still the same
Now I have just one thing to say-
Once it was 'Let's get to know each other'
Now it is 'Let's be best friends forever'