Because I don’t score well…
by Shraddha Rawat
That cousin of mine won a TV
In a national GK competition,
And here I am trying to respond to my parents
‘How do you plan to clear your examination?’
Of course they are concerned… I don’t score well.
I heard lately about Einstein
How the greatest scientist was dyslexic
Gladly I told my parents his story
‘Miracles don’t happen regularly’ said skeptics
I understand, they can’t just believe in me — after all I don’t score well
My friends tell me I dance so well and I wish I could learn it
Not to win Dance India Dance but coz it makes me happy
But I have to attend tuitions
One post school, one before assembly begins
This is no time for fun — I know study is priority and I don’t score well
I see on TV and I watch in Seminars
How those leaders walk and talk
But I know I’m never going to be one of them
I worry if I’ll even get a decent job
Yes I’m concerned coz I never score well.
I prayed to god to make me love studies
As much as I love dance
To see my parents proud
I wish I stood a chance,
Perhaps my parents will never be proud, I hate that I don’t score well.
My dance teacher says I learn so fast,
He says I am so hardworking
Where does my sincerity go away..
When homework and tests I’m shirking?
My parents think I don’t work hard, My teachers think I’m lazy.. perhaps its true because I don’t score well
My aunt asked me what I want to become
I hesitantly said an astronaut
She asked me my score in science
And I knew what embarrassment I’d brought
Frankly I don’t think I can do anything big in life.. I wish it was not true but I never score well.