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Important role

“He was catching fishes from the dirty pond”
The lady complained to father very next second
We were unaware about the warm welcome at home
Father waited eagerly to thrash us and ask where we had gone

It was dry pond at the outskirt of the village
The colorful fishes were jumping at the edge
The pond was almost dry but they were somehow there
As school boy we saw and tried to catch them without fear

River flowed near by and it was making nice flow
The fishes, if thrown in river, could easily swim and go
It was honest gesture and flashed across our mind
We were little and small boys to think of that kind

Friend suggested picking fishes along with mud
Take one by one or as much as we could
We were saving many fishes and getting the joy
I sat across the river bed, saw it thankfully and enjoyed

We were taught the lesson of being kind to animals
This was one of unique experience with great zeal
We thought our parents may applaud our step
But oh god, we were greeted with stick and slap

“You are spoiled kids and what made you to venture”?
Father blasted us for our act and warned us not to repeat it in future
We were broken mentally and totally discouraged
But somehow we narrated it to mother and honestly managed

Father might have felt uneasy after beating us
But he was confident and had full trust
Thereafter he greeted us with affectionate and kind words
Patted on back and advised us to look always forward

That created lots of positive impression in mind
Some of the feelings come naturally to make you kind
The parents, environment and school play an import role
I still remember the episode and father's thrashing call
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am an ex-serviceman from Indian Air force. I joined Oriental Insurance Company and retired from there too in May, 2007. I have been graduated from Punjab University. I hold technical qualification like Diploma in Radio/engineering .I have done English and Hindi stenography as well. I had mastered the art in Morse telephony too. I am associated with several welfare organizations and served long time as Union leader too. I am at present working as hobby writer. I write poems on various subjects and invite suggestions from all the quarters. I have written one memoir named “As I see it” and ready for publication. One interesting part of writing I would love to share with all my reader friends. I am not sure weather it may be the same case with all as I do not want to be caught in any controversy. When I sit on my personal computer, there is absolutely no thought in mind as to what is to be picked up as thought and written. These all things I leave it to the discretion of almighty to fill my mind with relevant ideas. So far I have been graced by Him and as result able to compose about 4000 poems. I have be awarded with 4 achievement award from the www.ezinearticles.com for successfully meeting with their standard. I am writing on many sites so as to be associated with reader friends all over the world. I am thankful to all those who have supported me in my initial days. more…

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