I was indeed surprised when I came across two of the poems I wrote while I was still in school.
I was (still am) fascinated by Science. I used to write poems on the topics I studied in Science. In so doing, I learnt and remember the facts quickly and clearly. That was my secret in the learning of Science.
Reading the yellowish brown paper on which I wrote the two poems brought back memories of the times I spent with my classmates. We have lost all contacts with one another. Some of them have migrated. How I wish I could meet back some of them now. We must have changed a lot as age catches up with each one of us!
Well, the two poems below are written in my own unique shape and format (1-2-3-4-5-6-5-4-3-2-1)I was experimenting to see if a poem can be written in this form. As I have said before, my teacher was the one who encouraged me to explore and challenged me to produce some poems written in that format. But, sad to say it, when I wanted to show him my work, he was not around anymore. How I miss him!
Well, why can’t you be my teacher. Tell me frankly. I truly value your comment!
Red tinge appears,
Blossoms a pretty flower;
Insects facilitate the process of pollination,
Fertilization soon occurs with gradual changes;
Petals soon wither and fall,
Tiny green ovary appears;
Ovary becomes larger,
LIFE CYCLE OF A BUTTERFLY
Worm-like crawling caterpillar,
Eating, growing and moulting;
By and by, it withdraws,
Encloses itself completely in silky cocoon,
In solitude it transforms itself,
In shape and form;
Adorned with wings,